Call for Applications: MA Political Economy of European Integration Programme


 

Deadline: 15 June 2020

Describtion

The European Union (EU) and the integration process which it involves poses a new challenge for the protection of natural resources and the regulation of trade and finance, work and social policy. These challenges stem from resistance to deeper integration and social solidarity and the process of globalization. The explosiveness of this situation is manifested in the range of crises currently unfolding within the EU.

The Master’s degree programme Political Economy of European Inte- gration seeks to impart a better understanding of the various situations in which the EU is seeking to realize its goals. Graduates of this programme will be able to participate in the processes of European Integration. Students from outside the EU will be accorded the opportunity to acquire a qualification which will enable them to work in contexts dealing with the EU.

Professional field

Graduates of the Master’s degree programme Political Economy of European Integration can pursue a range of international careers; and are recruited to a range of government organisations and companies, unions and NGOs which deal with the research and development of European policies.

Degree structure

The first semester consists of obligatory introductory courses outlining the principles of economic, political and social integration and the increasing transfer of powers from the nation states to the European level. This focuses on environmental, energy, social reproduction, monetary and trade powers.
The second semester is dedicated to a project seminar on current issues in the European integration process. Students can supplement this with choices from a number of specialist courses.
Students who have gained less than 210 ECTS in their first degree must acquire the missing credits by completing an internship.

Requirements

  • Degree in Economics, Political or Social Science
  • at least 210 credit points. Applicants with 180 credits will be required to obtain the additional 30 credits by completing a placement in the third semester (the programme will then last four semesters),
  • English language skills on a high B2 level proved by a standardised test, e.g. TOEFL (iBT minimum score 87), IELTS (minimum score 6.0), TOEIC (minimun score 800), Cambridge First Certificate (CFE), UNIcert II
  • Letter of motivation and Curriculum Vitae in English,
  • evidence specifically of having completed undergraduate modules in Macroeconomics, Political Science (or comparable courses) and/ or European Studies.

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