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 3.0or 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 Englishmust demonstrate proficiency in theEnglish 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 the following with the AUR online application:

  • Letter of Motivationexplaining your previous academic and professional experiences, your interest in the relevant M.A. program, and your career goals (700 words)
  • Passportphoto page or European Union ID
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • University Transcriptsfrom all institutions attended. Applicants must have earned a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the application stage. If accepted, official copies will be required for enrollment)
  • Two letters of Recommendation,ideally one academic and one professional(applicants in the workforce for more than 5 years may submit two professional letters of recommendation)
  • Proof of English Proficiencyfor students whose previous degree were conducted in a language other than English. AUR accepts official TOEFL results (minimum score paper based: 637 , computer based: 270, and internet based 110) , IELTS Academic (minimum score 7) , or Duolingo English Test results (minimum score 130)
  • Academicwritingsamplefrom one's previous studies demonstrating writing and research abilities (minimum 10 pages, any topic accepted)


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