The international Master of Arts MIREES is a Second cycle Joint Degree (120 ECTS), awarded by the School of Political Sciences-Forlì Campus in cooperation with the following partner universities: Vytautas Magnus University at Kaunas; Saint-Petersburg State University.
MIREES is an innovative graduate programme, taught entirely in English , unique in Italy and Europe, devoted to students that have a BA background in Economics, Politics, International Relations, History, Agricultural or Cultural studies at large, and would now like to acquire a specialized, in-depth knowledge of the Post-socialist Countries in transition, the new EU Member States after the Enlargements of 2004 and 2007, as well as the New East-European Neighbour Countries.
MIREES combines an academic approach with professional training, forging potential insightful consultants, analysts, and managers as Area Experts for international agencies, public administrations, private and public companies, and NGOs, while also offering a solid basis for further academic studies at the PhD level.
MIREES research dimension
One of the main characteristics of MIREES programme is to encourage students to improve their research and data processing skills by collecting essential sources for their thesis work in the geopolitical field as well as in the selected disciplinary field.
This is one of the main tasks of their mobility experience in one of the Partner Universities during the 3rd semester. In other words, students are expected to take benefit from their mobility by deepening their knowledge while visiting their geopolitical area of specialization, and by doing fieldwork research.
Moreover, in order to strengthen the research dimension, a compulsory methodological seminar is foreseen during the second year (around March), when students are asked to present a work-in-progress of their thesis research to a Commission of MIREES professors.
The 4th semester, when no teaching activity is scheduled, is completely devoted to the thesis writing and implementation.
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Last updated March 26, 2018