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The American College of the Mediterranean

Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR)

The American College of the Mediterranean, 13604 Aix-en-Provence


An American University Experience in the Heart of the Mediterranean


27, Place de l’Universite BP 30970
13604 Aix-en-Provence, France



The Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) program is a one-year Master’s degree leveraging ACM's strategic location in Southern France. The program builds on the historic academic tradition of ACM as one of the first American institutions abroad to prepare students for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service or in international business. The founders had this in mind when they constructed a curriculum based in Political Science and International Relations. The Humanities and Social Sciences have always played an important role at ACM and will naturally serve as the intellectual backbone of the MAIR. Candidates for the MAIR can choose to specialize in one of the following tracks: Mediterranean Studies European Studies Environmental Policy Conflict Analysis and Resolution Diplomacy MAIR candidates will have the chance to conduct field study and short-term research in Brussels, Strasbourg, Geneva, Paris, Madrid, Rabat and Istanbul. With ACM’s network of international scholars, intellectuals, and politicians, students will observe international organizations such as the European Commission, the European Parliament, the World Trade Organization, NATO, and various consulates and embassies in North Africa and Turkey.

Academic Fields
    Political Science and Government, General.
    International Relations and Affairs.
    Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
    History, General.
    European History.
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    Master's, MAIR, Master of Arts in International Relations

    Full Time, On-Campus


    master's degree in international relations, international relations, political science, European studies, the Mediterranean, Mediterranean Studies, Aix-en-Provence, France, degree abroad, cultures, languages


    With our main campus in Aix-en-Provence, France, and satellite campuses in Spain and Morocco, ACM is the ideal setting for students interested in pursuing their education at an American institution that is dedicated to exploring the important relationship between Western Europe and North Africa. When you choose to participate in one of our graduate degree programs, you are choosing to become part of a unique group of young scholars who challenge the dominant discourses that plague our world today. Students are challenged to disentangle the complexities of racial identity, class struggle, and gender segregation in Europe and North Africa. ACM welcomes students from all backgrounds and identities and encourages them to fully engage in the rich and complicated history of the Mediterranean. Beyond the successful completion of an undergraduate degree, there are no prerequisites specific to the MA in Art History. Successful applicants show how their own interests and talents have led them to their paths of study and growth. The best preparation you can do for your application is to review our website, see what we do, and ask us questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
    Academic Backgrounds
      History, General.
      International Relations and Affairs.
      Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
      Political Science and Government, General.
      European History.


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    Derek Brendel

    Assistant Director of Admissions