Master of Global Politics and Transpacific Studies


The academic tutorials will be the responsibility of the Basic Academic Core. During the first semester, professor-advisors will be assigned according to the profile of the student and their research project. This is compliance with the objectives defined by the University of Guadalajara in its Institutional Development Plan Vision 2030, which are:

  • To facilitate the integration of the student.
  • To support the student by teaching him/her proper learning strategies related to the skills and knowledge provided by the Master program.
  • To provide additional resources that students can rely on to solve their doubts about the Master subjects and their research projects.
  • To provide students with the skills needed to interpret the knowledge acquired and apply it in their professional lives. To ensure that students develop proper professional competences through advise on the choice of research subject and, their integration into working life and further learning.

During the first semester, advisors will be responsible for guiding students in choosing and defining their research topic. Starting on the second semester, the continuity of the advisors and the possibility of reassigning them will be evaluated by the Academic Board. From the second semester, the advisors will become thesis directors and will follow up students to assist them in their learning process and to help them lead their research projects to a successful thesis defense.

Each advisor/director will be responsible for no more than three students per class.

The advisors/directors will meet each semester with the Coordinator of the Master and with at least two of the professors of each student to form an advisory committee that will evaluate the results and progress of the student, the possibility of spending a research stay in another university, inside or outside the country, and any topic related to the process and development of each student.

After the graduation of each class, there will be a collegiate evaluation of the results of the advisory program and the follow-up of students and graduates. The main objective will be to assess the academic results of the students according to their area of specialty, their advisor and individually. The graduation rate of each class will be analyzed to try to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each part of the program, to seek opportunities for improvement and anticipate possible threats or failures that could affect students and the Master program in general.