MSc in European Politics and Governance

Programme Description The aim of the MSc in European Politics and Governance Programme is to provide a course of advanced study to those who aspire to become effective leaders in European affairs in both the private and public sectors. The MSc in... Read More | Share it now!

Duration

1.5 academic year (3 academic semesters, 90 ECTS)

In accordance with the relevant announcements made by the Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education, students have the opportunity to complete their postgraduate studies in two academic semesters (12 months) as long as they start the conduction of their Master’s Dissertation during the first or second semester of their studies, including the summer period. In this case, the completion of the Master’s Dissertation may be prolonged during the summer period, for one or two months. In any case, the total ECTS remain 90.

Structure

The duration of these studies is three semesters. Entries for the MSc in European Politics and Governance are held in September and February/March of each academic year. Each course lasts an academic semester. All students enrolled in the MSc in European Politics and Governance, either in the winter semester or the spring semester can choose the courses offered in the relevant semesters. For successfully completing their studies, students need to accumulate a total of 90 Credits (ECTS).

In accordance with the relevant announcements made by the Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education, students have the opportunity to complete their postgraduate studies in two academic semesters (12 months) as long as they start the conduction of their Master’s Dissertation during the first or second semester of their studies, including the summer period. In this case, the completion of the Master’s Dissertation may be prolonged during the summer period, for one or two months. In any case, the total ECTS remain 90.

In the first semester students are required to choose one compulsory course METH600 and 3 out of 9 elective courses. In the second semester students are required to choose 4 out of the remaining 6 elective courses. In the third semester, the students prepare their dissertation (see, section 5). Each of the courses corresponds to 7.5 Credits (ECTS). The credits for each course are distributed as follows: 2 for attendance and participation in the courses, 2 for the completion of midterm assessment during the semester, and 3.5 for the final examination. The sequence of elective courses offered per semester is determined by the University at the beginning of each academic year.

In order to obtain their Master’s degree, students are also obliged to conduct a master’s dissertation. The research proposal is submitted by the student, who may request one of the tutors as a supervisor. The thesis can be submitted for up to one academic year after the successful completion of the second semester of study. The dissertation should be relevant to the content of the postgraduate student’s studies and should be original.

Students can write master dissertations and midterm assessments in English regardless of the language of the MSc in European Politics and Governance.

The Course Structure of the MSc in European Politics and Governance is as following

CodeCourse TitleECTSECTS

Semester: 1&2


- In the first semester students are required to choose one compulsory course METH600 and 3 out of 9 elective courses.
- In the second semester students are required to choose 4 out of the remaining 6 optional courses.
- The sequence of elective courses offered per semester is determined by the University at the beginning of each academic year.

METH600 Research Design and Empirical Methods in the Social SciencesCompulsory7.5
HIST610 History of European IntegrationElective7.5
MPA585 European Governance and NegotiationsElective7.5
MEP400 Theoretical Approaches to European IntegrationElective7.5
MEP300European Political EconomyElective7.5
MEP500Foreign Policy, Security and Defense in the European UnionElective7.5
MEP600European Banking SystemElective7.5
MEP700 Special Topics on Police and Judicial Cooperation in the European UnionElective7.5
IRSS621 Contemporary Issues in Global PoliticsElective7.5
IRSS622 Special Topics in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East SecurityElective7.5
60.0

Semester: 3

DIS800 DissertationCompulsory30.0
90.0

 

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