European Affairs - Masterprogram, 120.0 hp
As the first European Affairs programme in Sweden (established in 1994), we offer a unique combination of courses, covering such topics as European governance, EU law, EU negotiations, Europe and international political economy, and the EU common foreign and security policy. In addition to getting a theoretical understanding of the topic, we also offer you to bridge theory to practice by taking the opportunity to do a 10 week internship course at an organsiation of your choice. Students currently enrolled in the programme have internships at the European Commission and in various organisations involved in consultation efforts and lobbying activities in Brussels.
In addition to being part of a dynamic and international student group, you will be taught by teachers who are not only active researchers in their own fields of expertise but also highly-trained educators who utilise modern teaching strategies and assessment techniques, many of which have experience of working with European integration issues as practitioners.
Knowledge and skills acquired in the programme:
- A thorough understanding of the legal framework governing European integration
- A thorough understanding of the political processes of the EU
- A thorough understanding of EU policy in various areas, including external trade and foreign and security policy
- Advanced analytical and methodological skills
Semester 1: European governance (15 credits), EU Law (15 credits)
Semester 2: European negotiations (7,5 credits), European Integration and Global Political Economy (7,5 credits), Methodology course (15 credits)
Semester 3: Europe in International Politics (15 credits), Internship/Elective course (15 credits)
Semester 4: Master´s thesis in European Affairs (30 credits)
The Master´s programme in European Affairs prepares you for a professional career as an administrator, analyst or decision-maker in the public or private sector, at the local, regional, national or international level. Over the years, hundreds of students who have participated in the European Affairs programme has succeeded in finding employment at the European civil service or in other organisations requiring EU-specific knowledge. The programme also prepares you for doctoral studies and a continued academic career.
All students are required to submit a Statement of Intent with their application, failure to do so will lead to a lower ranking. Please note that if you have not majored in Political Science (at BA/BSc level) we kindly ask you to also submit your Bachelor thesis. Unfortunately students with majors in History and Law are not considered to fulfill the eligibility requirements.
For more detailed information please visit our website.
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