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 with various backgrounds (Economics, International Relations, Politics, History, Sociology, Law, Humanities) determined to enhance and deepen their knowledge and expertise in European integration, 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 highly educated specialists, able to work in the fields of foreign policy and international relations, management of EU funds, as well as in domestic policy-making.
•Analysing issues of international relations and European studies (IRES) in the context of the political, economic and social changes and challenges that take place globally and, in particular, at the European level;
•Developing a thorough understanding of the theoretical approaches in the IRES field, as well as the ability to use them in the study of the political, economic and legal system of the European Union
•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.
WHO CAN APPLY
This MA programme is suitable for students specialising in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Public Administration, as well as those interested in History, Law, Humanities, Political Geography. There are no pre-requisites for enrolling in this programme.
On completion of this MA, students will:
•have developed a broad and detailed knowledge of the EU’s relations with its Eastern European partners, the post-Soviet space and Russia;
•have enhanced their understanding of the EU’s international presence;
•be able to connect conceptual debates and empirical analyses of the EU’s external role, internationally and regionally.
This MA is structured over two academic years / four semesters, 120 ECTS credits, including mandatory and optional courses, in line with the most up-to-date MA programmes in European Studies. The MA will be completed upon writing and defending 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
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