The Institute offers training at Master's level and financial support to students enrolled in the Master's courses within its perimeter.

The mission of the SoMuM Institute is to strengthen the link between Research and Training, beginning at Master's level, by promoting Mediterranean Studies in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Within the framework of its Training division, SoMuM is setting up a training course in Mediterranean Studies at Aix-Marseille University, from Master to PhD level. Interdisciplinary, international and professionalizing, this new course aims to create an interdisciplinary Master's degree in Mediterranean Studies.

Support for associated Masters

The SoMuM Institute supports the eight Master's degree courses within the perimeter of the Institute:

  • Anthropology MA
  • European and International Studies MA
  • Geography, Planning, Environment and Development MA
  • History, Civilizations and Heritage MA
  • Art History MA
  • Sociology MA
  • "Arab, Muslim and Hamito-Semitic Worlds" option of the Languages and Societies MA
  • International and European Law MA

Until 2023, students enrolled in one of the eight MA courses will benefit from support for professional internships or language courses and field missions carried out within the framework of the disciplinary Master's programmes. Training activities offered by the Institute are open to them: conferences and meetings, and thematic schools shared with doctoral students.

Creation of a Master of Mediterranean Studies


From 2023, SoMuM will launch a new Master's degree dedicated to Mediterranean Studies, based on interdisciplinarity and close collaboration with international universities and socio-economic and cultural actors.

The objective of this master's degree is to diversify the professional perspectives of students through a training course adapted to new professions in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and to provide keys to understanding the profound and lasting transformations taking place in the Mediterranean, at the interface between Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Mediterranean Studies