Admission is on a competitive basis. 


Applicants for graduate study must have earned a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, having earned a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent.

We welcome applications from students who do not have the relevant undergraduate degree (see below), provided they can demonstrate both sufficient knowledge on the topic and motivation to study. Students who meet these criteria may be admitted to the program with the approval of the Program Director.

Students who do not have the required level of knowledge for their program of application will be asked to take certain key undergraduate level courses before they can begin the graduate courses. 


All students who have completed a Bachelor's degree in a language other than English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting the official test scores from TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo. The minimum accepted test scores are as follows:

Internet-based TOEFL

IELTS Academic






To apply for an M.A. program, students are required to submit documents detailing their undergraduate education together with a transcript of all completed courses. A certified English translation is required for non-English transcripts. Students are also required to submit their Curriculum Vitae, an academic writing sample demonstrating research abilities, and a motivation statement (minimum 700 words) explaining their interest in their program of choice and their career goals, having carefully reviewed the courses that are offered. In addition, students are required to submit at least one academic letter of recommendation, preferably by an academic advisor or professor from the undergraduate level, and at least one professional letter of recommendation.


Before admittance to the M.A. program, all students will be interviewed. The purpose of the interview is to enable the Director and Committee of the relevant program to assess the students’ language abilities and their knowledge of the subject. Students are expected to demonstrate their commitment and capacity to study at the graduate level.

Program-specific requirements

  Food Studies Peace Studies Sustainable Cultural Heritage
Credits 36: 30 credits for coursework, 6 for the thesis 36: 30 credits for coursework, 6 for the thesis 36: 27 credits for coursework, 3 for the internship, 6 for the thesis
Undergraduate Degree BA/BSc in the Sciences, Humanities or Social Sciences B.A. degree in Humanities, Liberal Arts, International Relations, Politics, Religious Studies, History, Sociology, Theology, Area/Regional Studies, Philosophy, and Anthropology BA/BSc in the Liberal Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences
Prior Knowledge/Skills The food-agriculture-environment nexus and other aspects such as the international political and economic dimensions of the policies and regulatory frameworks which encompass also food, and/or the food business industry operations and practices, and/or the social and technical aspects of the digital and other media in food communications An appreciation of cultural diversity, strong communication skills, established critical thinking abilities, and a solid understanding of the world’s (in particular European/Mediterranean) history Good general knowledge of art, history, and culture, and the abilitiy to critically analyze cultural traditions