The Master in Politics and Society in Europe (MAPSiE) is a one year Masters programme that offers post-graduate training in the political processes at the European level – namely EU governance, the effects of European integration, the evolving needs of national and sub-national systems, and the interaction between these areas of European politics. Graduates can expect to acquire critical analysis and research skills that would certainly benefit them in developing a professional career in local agencies, national agencies, international organizations and institutions, or NGOs.
The deadline for application for the 2013-2014 intake is 27 August 2013. The Masters course is taught entirely in English and the number of places in the programme is limited to twenty-five.
The programme is held at the University of Siena, Department of Political, Social and Cognitive Sciences (DISPoC), and it is supported by TNS opinion, the leading coordination centre for international opinion research and part of Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC (TNS), the world’s largest custom market research company.
The MAPSiE program is rigorous. In the first semester, students will take core courses concentrating on the political and social realities in Europe. Furthermore, they will be offered modules in the methods for social sciences and in survey research. In the second semester, students will delve into EU policies and decision making processes, and will undertake an internship at a European or Italian institution. A Masters thesis of about 15,000 words must be completed during the summer 0f 2014 and submitted to the programme coordinator by the end of September.