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Master of European Governance

Programme Description

The Postgraduate Programme in European Governance is a one academic year and aims to offer specialized labor market experts the issues and the functioning of the European Union. Aimed primarily at graduates who are already working and are interested in career related activities supported by national agencies or departments of the EU in both the private and public sector. The European Union currently holds an ever-increasing influence on the functioning of Member States and European businesses, organizations and other entities, as well as the activation of self-employed in Europe and in the field of world class environment.

The Master of European Governance combines approaches from the perspective of law, economics, management and policy, to offer the student a multifaceted consideration of issues that are necessary for a deeper understanding of the policies and functioning of the European Union.

The first half of the Master of European Governance provides the basic knowledge of European integration, while the second offers specialization in international economic, political and other components of the EU also includes specific practical training of students in the techniques of negotiation and lobbying.

The Master of European Governance concludes with the writing of an original dissertation that will broaden their knowledge and skills developed in lessons and will approach issues with a view to solving practical problems in relation to the EU and its member states.

Participants in the Master of European Governance are taught by university professors who possess knowledge and experience in individual items, but also by invited speakers from the workplace, international organizations, the EU etc. The University also offers an attractive learning environment and a multidisciplinary approach is essential for the understanding of European issues.

«The search for knowledge has always been at the heart of the European adventure. It was a key factor in understanding what it means to be European, in determining our values, to shape the course of our continent and culture».
José Manuel Barroso President of the European Commission

Programme Structure

The courses in the Master of European Governance are designed in such way that they adequately cover the basic components of European studies, such as economics, law, administrative science and international relations.

First semester

The first semester of the Master of European Governance is filled with crucial lessons for the knowledge of EU policies and institutions (European Political Economy, European Law).

The Introduction to European Integration is a necessary first step in the acquisition of basic knowledge about the historical and institutional development of the European Communities to the European Union. Required introductory supplement is the Introduction to Public Administration in order to link European knowledge with the intricacies and inner workings of the Member States.

The only postgraduate programme in European Governance in the Eastern Mediterranean

Second semester

In the second semester of the Master of European Governance, is given emphasis on the analysis of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the euro mechanisms that are at the heart of the current crisis and determine the future of integration. The knowledge of students is expanded, also, by two courses that put Europe in a wider international context and analyze its role in the regional system of the Eastern Mediterranean.

In the same semester emphasis is given to training of students in real decision-making in European issues. Within this context are designed first lesson for European and international negotiations, lobbying and other diplomatic work.

For the last priority will be given to the analysis of practical issues from the field of European developments, so as to take advantage of the knowledge gained during the two semesters.

Professional Certification – Prospects

Both in Cyprus and in Greece and other European Union countries, the demand for specialists on European affairs is growing every day. This development is due to the growing role of the EU (and related decisions in Brussels and in institutions in general) in the daily operation of the Member States and the economic, administrative and political life.

The economic crisis has further increased the weight of EU decisions and therefore the deeper knowledge of the ways in which the EU is run and how decisions are made has become a necessary knowledge for every professional and employee both in the private and public field.

Unlike many other similar programmes, this Master of European Governance focuses more on the knowledge and practical skills that the modern civil servant, lawyer, businessman, economist etc. need to obtain in order to successfully compete in the growing international and European environment. Graduates will also be able to effectively seek executive positions in international organizations, large corporations, consultancies, legal and accounting firms, non-governmental organizations, etc.

Duration of studies

The Master of European Governance lasts two academic semesters and is ideal for attending during the weekends, so be accessible to those who live or work outside Pafos and Cyprus. Courses are taught in Greek.

 

 

The Course Structure of the Master of European Governance is as following

CodeCourse TitleECTS

Semester: 1

MEG500 Introduction to European Unification7.5
MEG520 European Union Law 7.5
MEG540 EMU and Economic Governance 7.5
MEG550 European and Mediterranean Politics 7.5
30.0

Semester: 2

MEG510 European Political Economy7.5
MEG530 Europe and the World 7.5
MEG560 European Negotiation 7.5
MPA550 Public Sector Management7.5
30.0
MEG600

Dissertation

30.0
90.0