A Unique and Innovative Programme in European Studies and the Eastern Neighbourhood of the EU
The MA in European Studies and the Eastern Neighbourhood of the EU represents a unique and innovative programme, taught in English which addresses a wide range of students from different backgrounds (Economics, International Relations, Politics, History, Sociology, Culture and Civilisations) determined to enhance and deepen their knowledge and expertise in European integration processes, as well as in the EU’s international affairs (with a special focus on the Eastern Neighbourhood of the EU).The MA aims at training specialists with higher education to conduct their activities in the area of foreign policy and international relations, accessing and managing European funds as well as within the domestic policy-making field.
- Analysing issues of international relations and European studies (IRES) in the context of political, economic and social changes and challenges that take place globally and, in particular, at the European level;
- Developing the ability to use integration theories in the study of the political, economic and legal system of the European Union, as well as a thorough understanding of the theoretical approaches in the IRES field;
- Understanding the operating system of the European Union, as well as the EU’s decision-making process in relation to Central and Eastern Europe, the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia;
- Assessing the (geo)political and economic context within the defined space.
Who can apply?
This MA programme is suitable for students specializing in the International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Public Administration, as well as those interested in History, Law, Political geography. There are no pre-requisites for enrolling for this programme.
On completion of this MA, students will:
- have developed both a broad and a detailed knowledge of the EU’s relations with Eastern European partners, post-Soviet space and Russia;
- have enhanced their understanding of the EU’s international presence;
- be able to relate current conceptual debates to the empirical analysis of the EU’s external role internationally and regionally.
This MA is structured over two academic years / four semesters, 120 ECTS credits, including compulsory and optional subjects in line with the most up-to-date MAs in European Studies. The MA will be completed upon writing and presenting a dissertation paper in English (5 ECTS). The proposed research topics will chiefly focus on the EU’s relations with Central and Eastern Europe, the Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia
In order to enroll for the MA in European Studies and the Eastern Neighbourhood of the EU, the applicants must possess a BA Degree or any equivalent title obtained abroad, legally recognized, in any field of study. Since the programme is taught in English, potential candidates should have a good command of English which meets at least the European level B2. The number of places:
- 25 state-funded places (for EU citizens)
- 25 places with tuition fee (1.000 Euro/year/ EU citizens; 2.000 Euro/year/ non-EU citizens)
Admission period: 16-21 July 2018 & 10-12 September
The MA programme facilitates the integration of its graduates in politics or diplomacy, by providing specific counselling and analysis, as well as develops a well-trained professional body of officials in the fields of international relations and European affairs. The career opportunities target a wide range of institutions, such as: national public institutions (central institutions: Presidency, Parliament, Government, ministries; local institutions: prefectures, municipalities, local and county councils) or supranational, at European level (European Commission, Council of the European Union, etc.), education and research, diplomacy (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European External Action Service, NATO, OSCE, Council of Europe etc.), think-tanks, consulting firms in European project and programmes management, NGOs, private companies, regional development agencies, chambers of commerce and industries, representations of foreign organizations and mass-media.
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