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Programme overview

Southern Europe has only recently been examined as a region with its own identity, distinct historical trajectory and independent presence in the world. This is pertinent as much as it is urgent, given the region’s position on the cutting edge of contemporary global developments such as democratisation, populism and protest politics, secessionist movements, regional integration, transnational migration, new security challenges, North-South relations and new trade routes between East and West.

The International Master in South European Studies (EUROSUD) offers you the unique opportunity to engage in the multi-disciplinary study of the South European region with six partners over two years and gain a jointly awarded Master degree or a multiple Master degree, depending on the combination of three degree-awarding partners. It is recognised by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD).

Key facts

  • Start: September
  • Duration: 24 months full-time
  • Award: International Master (IntM)
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Why this programme

  • This Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) programme is unique in examining Southern Europe as a distinct region with its own identity and global role. Themes include democracy and protest, migration, social and economic change, nationalism, European integration and the new trade and security challenges that are reshaping the region.
  • Multiple mobility periods allow for a truly international learning experience. Immersion into South European society and culture, experience of diverse educational systems, and needs-based language training in all major South European languages offer in depth knowledge of the region.
  • Research and professional tracks are available for maximum choice in curriculum building. The research track leads to a dissertation while the professional track leads to a substantial work placement and a professional project. 
  • EMJMD consortium partners include University of Glasgow, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Aix-Marseille Université, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, LUISS Guido Carli Rome and Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa.
  • An innovative Winter School offering dissertation training will be held annually in February in ICS, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Guest lectures and seminars are offered by scholars and policy practitioners who are leading experts in their field.

Degree award

Graduates will receive the International Master in South European Studies jointly from the University of Glasgow and one or two other partners from the following group: the Autonomous University of Madrid, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and LUISS Guido Carli. You will receive a double degree when their third mobility takes place at the University of Aix-Marseille.

Career prospects

Career prospects include the civil service, diplomacy, regional organisations such as the Union for the Mediterranean and the European Union, international organisations such as NATO and the United Nations, journalism, public opinion and market research, non-governmental organisations and charities, teaching, academic research, business, tourism and international trade.

Tuition fees (2020-21)

  • Home: £6,500 / €7,180 per annum (2 year programme)
  • International: £13,213 / €14,595 per annum (2 year programme)

Fees listed cover tuition only. As the programme contains various mobility periods, students (funded and self-funded) will need to cover their own airfares between each chosen partner.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject. An interest in politics, international affairs, geography, history, classics, law, languages, economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, cultural and media studies would be beneficial.