As the backgrounds and profiles of students at Natolin are very diverse, prior to following compulsory core courses, students with improvable backgrounds in political science, international relations, history, economics and law, follow a set of preparatory courses.
- BOBROWICZ, B. – Introduction to Economics (10h, 0 ECTS)
- LEWIS, O. – Introduction to Political Science (10h, 0 ECTS)
- SCHIRMANN, S. – L'Histoire de la construction européenne (10h, 0 ECTS)
- SCHUMACHER, T. – Introduction to International Relations (10h, 0 ECTS)
- VAN ELSUWEGE, P. – Introduction to Law (10h, 0 ECTS)
Students need to select 2 introductory courses.
- BIALASIEWICZ, L. – Introduction to Geopolitics (10h, 0 ECTS)
- BONZANNI, A. – Introduction to International Energy Studies (10h, 0 ECTS)
- BRUN PEDERSEN, R. – Introduction to Foreign Policy Analysis (10h, 0 ECTS)
- BUTTERWICK-PAWLIKOWSKI, R. – Introduction to History of European Civilization (20h, 0 ECTS)
- GAETA, P. – Introduction to Public International Law (10h, 0 ECTS)
Compulsory core courses
All students follow compulsory core courses, which provide them with a common base of knowledge on the system of EU governance, the EU legal order, European economic integration, and European history. They also study the specificities of Central and Eastern Europe.
Out of the 5 compulsory core courses, students can swap up to three courses of the pluridisciplinary track with courses of the interdisciplinary track, under the condition that they pass the entry tests of the swapped courses of the pluridisciplinary track.
Obligatory courses for all:
Optional contextual courses
The study programme is also animated by the idea that the EU cannot be understood or properly studied in abstraction from the context – historical, geographical, conceptual, and cultural – in which it has been developing. The core courses are therefore complemented by contextual courses, which allow the students to situate the issues addressed within the broader context of relations between the state and the economy, respective political systems, national identities in Europe and history of (geo-)political thought.
Students need to select 3 optional contextual courses.
- ANDERSON, J. – Religion and Politics (10h, 0 ECTS)
- BRAGUE, R. – L'Islam et l'Europe (10h, 0 ECTS)
- CASSARINO, J.-P. – Approches de la gouvernance migratoire (10h, 0 ECTS)
- MATHIEU, L. – Révoltes et révolutions (10h, 0 ECTS)
- MHANNA, A. – Les nouveaux enjeux de la liberté de la presse (10h, 0 ECTS)
- NASSEF, Y. – Politics of Climate Change (10h, 0 ECTS)
- THIESSE, A.-M – La construction d'identités nationales en Europe, XIXe-XXe siècle (10h, 0 ECTS)
Participation in masterclasses is optional.
Students need to select at least 1 workshop.
- KALFADELLIS, P. – Communicating Cross Culturally (8h, 0 ECTS)
- KIMBER LINDWALL, A. – Strategic Communication in Digital Age (8h, 0 ECTS)
- KRUKOWSKA, E. – Media and Climate: Communicating the Green Transition (8h, 0 ECTS)
- MINK, G. & MAZUR, Z. (in cooperation with Warsaw museums) – Les politiques historiques et mémorielles (8h, 0 ECTS)
- RADAELLI, C. – Policy Analysis: Concepts and Techniques (8h, 0 ECTS)
Participation in the simulation game is optional.
Master’s thesis and Research methodology
In addition to the courses they take during the first and second semesters, students must write a Master’s thesis in English or French, counting for 16 ECTS. The research methodology seminar (4 ECTS) is an integral part of the preparation of the Master’s thesis and is compulsory for all students.
- BOBROWICZ, B. (coord.); BOBROWICZ, B.; EXADAKTYLOS, T.; LONGHURST, K.; MINK, G.; MOORHOUSE, R.; SCHUMACHER, T.; SZOSTAK, R.; VAN ELSUWEGE, P.; WINAND, P. – Research Methods / Méthodes de recherche (20h, 4 ECTS)
The Professional Development and Career Orientation programme complements the academic programme with on-site, made-to-measure support and guidance in helping to shape the students’ professional paths.
In addition to benefitting from a bilingual study programme, students can take advantage of language courses on offer implemented by the Languages and Intercultural Dialogue Office. The following languages are on offer: English, French, Italian, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Arabic. The courses are tailored to the individual students' needs, and are also focused on transversal skills required by employers.