Assessment and Final Degree

Evaluation / validation of the learning outcomes

The MIM Governing board has designed a common validation procedure of the learning outcomes for each module, training and internship period. In all phases of the course (academic modules, complementary training and internship periods), presence sheets will be required from students to ensure their attendance to all activities. The validation procedures will include simulation of development cooperation projects, multimedia and communication assignments, presentations etc. Students will be given the opportunity to deliver oral presentations (either individually or in groups) also at the consortium-level seminars/workshops held in each module. At the end of each module, the validation will consist in written exams to test the individual students’ level. For language courses, validation will also be conducted through written exams, to test the language level attained by the students. For the internships, students are assigned two supervisors (an academic supervisor from his/her admitting institution and a tutor from the host institution), who – at the end of the internship – will jointly assess the students on the basis of a report. A the end of the course, successful students will receive the multiple degree on the basis of their previous performance and of a final thesis or mémoire, which should reflect the student’s ability to draft a research or a professional project.

Students performances will be assessed with in itinere examinations throughout the whole programme. Each academic module will be awarded 30 ECTS, and the internship period and the final thesis will be awarded 15 ECTS each, for a total of 120 ECTS  as shown in the table below:

Modules University ECTS
Module 1 UAB 30*
Module 2 UNIVE 30*
Module 3 UPVM 30
Internship - 15
Thesis - 15
120

*Note: the ECTS assigned to module 1 and 2 include also the evaluation of the complementary training period

The final grade is the mean of the grades obtained in every module of the programme. To continue the course after each module, students must receive a minimum grade of D (Satisfactory – see table below) in each category. Re-sitting is envisaged in case of failure of a module. If the student fails one of the first two modules (UAB, UNIVE), or both, he/she will have to resit at the end of the modules, i.e. June of the first year, and pass the examinations previously failed. In case of failure of the third module (UPVM) the student will have to resit at June or September of the second year and pass the examinations previously failed, before the defence of the thesis. The defence of the final thesis will be in October. Students will be evaluated fairly, considering that each university has a different scoring system. The grading system and conversion table is shown below:

ECTS Scale Spain (UAB) Italy (UNIVE) France (UPVM)
A – Excellent 9.0 – 10 30 e lode 17 – 20
B – Very Good 9.0 – 10 29 – 30 16 – 16.9
C – Good 7 – 8.9 26 – 28 14 – 15.9
D – Satisfactory/Sufficient 5.0 – 6.9 18 – 25 10 – 13.9
E – Fail (no credit) 0 – 4.9 < 18 < 10

Final degree awarded

The multiple degree released by each of the partner institutions is “Crossing the Mediterranean: towards investment and integration (MIM)” and it corresponds to an MA degree (120 ECTS). Ca’ Foscari University issues a Master di Primo Livello in “Master MIM: Crossing the Mediterranean: towards investment and integration (MIM)” and from the academic year 2016 a Laurea Magistrale; the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona issues a Máster Universitario Erasmus Mundus; and the Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier issues a Master 2 in “Master Mention Développement social, Parcours Migrations Inter-Méditerranénnes”.