Academic Programme

This one-year programme gives students a solid foundation in:

  • the institutions and workings of the EU
  • the relationship between the EU and national and regional organisations
  • the internal policies of the EU
  • the role of the EU internationally

Many graduates go on to work for European and national institutions as well as in the private sector.

An introductory course is available for students coming without a background in politics or European studies. It runs for two weeks prior to the beginning of the academic year.

The first semester a set of compulsory courses offers students a solid background on the political, economic, and legal workings of the EU.

During the first semester, students take three compulsory courses which are an introduction to the essential pillars of EU analysis.

During the second semester some of the compulsory courses continue. In addition, the programme allows students to specialise in areas of interest through optional courses, a research seminar, and workshops on professional development.

The second semester builds on the foundation of the previous terms by allowing students to go over a variety of topics more in depth.

This semester consists of

In addition students can take a workshop on professional development (non-credit).

Students also select one course from the European General Studies programme each semester.

When not studying, students can choose from a range of Extra-Curricular Academic Activities. The Department also organises a study trip, workshops and conferences to complement the academic programme.

The study programmes are revised annually to ensure continuing excellence and dynamism.

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