Mobility Frameworks

The MAPNET Erasmus Mundus international path develops in the premises of the participating institution of the MAPNET Erasmus Mundus Consortium. The Masters includes a mandatory student mobility component in at least two of the participating European institutions. Different mobility paths are envisioned depending on the mobility options selected and the modules taken by the prospective students.

Numerous different mobility paths are envisioned depending on the mobility options selected and the modules taken by the prospective students. Each of the curricula involves attendance to four modules, as sketched in the following figures, which describe the four pattern models for the Masters Course.

Path 1
Mobility path starting at SSSUP.
Path 2
Mobility path starting at TUB.
Path 3
Mobility path starting at ASTON.

Mobility path starting at OSAKA.



Currently it is not yet possible to start the
MAPNET Masters at Osaka University.
Students may visit Osaka University in the
third and fourth semester.
Please check carefully mobility rules.

Table illustrating the several mobility paths of the MAPNET Erasmus Mundus international path.

The first year of the Masters (i.e. the first and second semester of the Masters course) will be spent in the same institution. The first year will cover basic subjects and provide a solid background to face the second year. Each institution provides a different selection of courses in the first year to allow students to match them to their prior knowledge and preferences.

The final year consists of more specialist course culminating in a six month research project. The third semester of the Masters will be spent in a different institution, while the Masters thesis can be done in any of the Masters partner institutions. The third semester will cover specialisation courses in view of the independent project developed during the last semester of the project and which will be reported in the Masters thesis.

Osaka University has semesters which are skewed with respect to the European standard semester schedule (fall/spring). Hence students cannot start their Masters Program from Osaka University. Students will be able to join Osaka University on the third or fourth semester of the Masters.