European Politics is a comprehensive program of study in the fields of comparative politics and European integration. The comparative politics component of the program covers basic theories, research methodology, empirical analysis, and comparative studies of the political developments and the party systems in European countries. This component allows students to focus specifically on the region of Central and Eastern Europe, to explore the experiences of post-communist transformations, and to acquire a thorough understanding of the political developments in post-socialist countries. The European integration component includes theoretical and empirical analysis of different international organizations and their interaction in Europe. Special emphasis is put on the study of the European Union and its enlargements.
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The graduates of the European Politics program receive the training necessary for a successful professional realization in a number of professional areas. Typical job opportunities include consulting, research and teaching positions at universities, positions in the state administration, positions within the apparatus of political parties, and positions in the diplomatic services. Further outstanding opportunities for professional realization are provided by the institutions of the European Union, as well as by other international organizations. As highly specialized experts, our graduates can also work as journalists, analysts and lobbyists. Finally, our graduates can successfully compete in the business sector and work for private companies in positions requiring analytical skills and excellent knowledge of general developments in contemporary societies.
Last updated April 22, 2016