Today, the Mediterranean region is in many ways the most pressing space of engagement for the EU, seen as the source of some of the most difficult challenges for the Union: from the management of mass migration flows, to uneven (and growingly so) economies. This cross-disciplinary minor will locate the contemporary challenges in the Mediterranean within a longer history of the region and its relations with Europe. These longer histories, and a broader political, economic and cultural understanding of the Mediterranean as an inter-connected whole, are fundamental to adequately grasping today’s challenges.
This minor is offered by the Faculty of Humanities. The faculty’s minors consist of 30 ECTS credits and earn you a second qualification that will be listed on the transcript accompanying your degree certificate.
The minor starts with the core course 'The Mediterranean and Europe: Contacts, Conflicts, Confluences. This course offers an interdisciplinary introduction to the region. Courses in the study periods thereafter each focus on specific aspects of Mediterranean Studies.
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The minor in Mediterranean Studies would combine particularly well with a Bachelor's in European Studies, French, Italian, Spanish or Middle Eastern Studies, History, Art History, Political Science, PPLE, Media and Culture or Anthropology.
This minor may serve as a good preparation for academic Bachelor’s students who want to apply for admission to a Master's programme in these fields of study, in particular European Studies: Identity and Integration and Midden-Oostenstudies (Dutch taught). Always check the entry requirements on the Application & admission page of the Master’s programme you are interested in.
This minor is open for application to students who have obtained an academic first-year diploma or a positive Binding Study Advice from an academic Bachelor's programme.
The minor is also open for application to students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) who have completed their propaedeutic year. If you are an HBO student and if you are looking to do a Master's programme at the UvA, please check out our pre-Master's programmes, as completing a minor is not enough to grant you access to Master’s programmes.
Do you have any questions on the content of this minor? Please contact the coordinator, Tatiana Markaki, email@example.com
The enrolment for the academic year of 2022-2023 will start on 12 May 2022.