The EU and its Complex Neighbourhoods

This major allows students to obtain a better understanding of the multi-faceted policies of the European Union towards the countries in the EU’s neigbourhoods (East, South and Southeast). It also provides them with an opportunity to capture the political, socio-political, socio-economic, legal, energy- and identity related developments in the neighbourhood itself.

The major draws on EU studies, EU foreign policy analysis, peace and conflict studies to achieve its goals. Students further deepen their knowledge of the broader historical context by taking a course in the European History and Civilization Major.

The second semester study trip is an integral part of the academic programme, participation is obligatory and students are expected to attend all related conferences and activities. It counts for 2 ECTS.

Students must take 7 courses from the list of core and specialist courses. For the selection of these 7 courses, the following rules apply:
1) Students need to select at least 1 course from the list of core courses available to them within their chosen major.
2) Students of the EPAP, EUW and EUN majors need to select 1 or 2 courses from the lists of the core courses and specialist courses of the EHC major.

Core courses

Specialist courses

Master’s thesis colloquium

Students are automatically registered in the major's research colloquium.

  • WOLCZUK, K. & TYUSHKA, A. – The EU and its Complex Neighbourhoods Research Colloquium

Compact seminars

Students can select a maximum of 2 compact seminars.

Simulation game

Participation in the simulation games is optional.

Cooperation with external partners

Students can choose any number of the following elements.

Professional development

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.

Language courses

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.