Master of European Studies

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences

Program Description

Master of European Studies

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences

Master of European Studies

Studying Europe is an excellent foundation for a career in the international field. The programme integrates several disciplines of European Studies, i.e. Political Science, Economics, Law and International Relations with their application to central issues of European integration.

General competences

Programme provides students with strong conceptual overview of the actors, structures and processes of the EU. Elective courses further provide an opportunity for the in-depth study of specific European issues and policies. The programme gives students an in-depth view of the practical operations of European policy-making.

The programme will provide you with general and specific knowledge on Europe and the European Union, conceptual basics and methodological approaches and an excellent understanding of individual problem areas and political process related to the solving of those issues.

Courses:

1 Research Seminar in European Studies

2 Theories of European Integration

3 Policy-making of the European Policies

4 Elective course

5 Elective course

6. Elective course

+ Master thesis ____________

TOTAL 60 ETCS = Master of European Studies

All exams from the taken courses need to be successfully passed, and a Master thesis of approximately 60 pages or 15,000 -20,000 words written, with public defence.

Faculty & Visiting Professors:

Dr. Andreja Jaklič, Dr. Hajdeja Iglič, Dr. Ana Bojinovič Fenko, Dr. Danica Fink-Hafner, Dr. Damjan Lajh, Dr. Matej Accetto, Dr. Emil Erjavec, Dr. Maja Bučar, Dr. Zlatko Šabič, Dr. Sabina Lange, European Institute of Public Administration

Elective courses

The Politics of EU Law - Selected Issues, Common Agricultural Policy, Governance of the EU and Member States, Environmental Policies of the EU


Enrolment

Master study programme European Studies is open to:

a) Graduates of first level study programme European Studies or International Relations who have acquired 240 ECTS.

b) Graduates of first level study programmes from any other discipline, who have acquired 240 ECTS, and have previously completed study requirements essential for the continuation of study, namely have passed the exams for the following courses: First foreign language for specific purposes IV, Second foreign language for specific purposes IV (English, German, French, Russian or Italian for specific purposes or any other foreign language), Introduction to the European Union, EU Policies, Law of the EU, EU in a global economy and External Relations of the EU. Candidates can apply for the recognition for all the above listed courses on the basis of their certified knowledge gained during former (formal or informal) education.

c) Graduates of first level programme from any other discipline, who have acquired 180 ECTS in their study programme, and additional 60 ECTS in the framework of the Programme for upgrading social sciences related knowledge. Compulsory courses a candidate is required to pass prior to the enrolment are: First foreign language for specific purposes IV, Second foreign language for specific purposes IV (English, German, French, Russian or Italian for specific purposes or any other foreign language), Introduction to the European Union, EU Policies, Law of the EU, EU in a global economy and External Relations of the EU, whereas the remaining courses (in the scope of 25 ECTS) can be selected in accordance with the programme coordinator. If the candidate has already passed any of the listed compulsory courses in his/her previous study programme, a selection of other courses from first level study programme European Studies will be provided.

d) Candidates who have completed a pre-Bologna four-year higher education study programme from any professional field at the latest in the A. A. 2015/2016, can enrol in the programme if they have previously completed all study requirements essential for the continuation of study, namely have passed the exams for the following courses: First foreign language for specific purposes IV, Second foreign language for specific purposes IV (English, German, French, Russian or Italian for specific purposes or any other foreign language), Introduction to the European Union, EU Policies, Law of the EU, EU in a global economy and External Relations of the EU. Candidates can apply for recognition of the listed courses on the basis of their certified knowledge gained during former (formal or informal) education.

e) Candidates who have completed a pre-Bologna three-year professional or specialization higher education programme at the latest in the A. A. 2015/2016, and have also completed the Programme for upgrading social sciences related knowledge and thus acquired the missing 60 ECTS. Compulsory courses a candidate is required to pass prior to the enrolment are: First foreign language for specific purposes IV, Second foreign language for specific purposes IV (English, German, French, Russian or Italian for specific purposes or any other foreign language), Introduction to the European Union, EU Policies, Law of the EU, EU in a global economy and External Relations of the EU, whereas the remaining courses (in the scope of 25 ECTS) can be selected in accordance with the programme coordinator. If the candidate has already passed any of the listed compulsory courses in his/her previous study programme, a selection of other courses from first level study programme European Studies will be provided.

Enrolment is also open to candidates who have completed equivalent education, defined in items a) to e) abroad. They can enrol under the same conditions as candidates who have completed education in Slovenia. Prior to enrolment in Master study programme, the candidates must submit their documentation of education for verification.

Selection criteria in the case of restricted enrolment


Criteria for applicants’ selection in the case of restricted enrolment in Master study programmes comprise:
- Study results (grade point average) – 50%
- The grade given in the oral exam based on the contents of the following courses: International Relations, International Economic Relations, International Law, First foreign language IV, and Second foreign language IV (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian or Italian for specific purposes or any other foreign language), taken in front of an expert committee for the study discipline the candidate is applying for, accounts for the second 50%.

Higher education institution recognizes the knowledge, skills, abilities or competences obtained through formal, informal or empirical learning, which corresponds in content and complexity in part or completely with general or course-specific competences defined in individual study programmes as completed study obligation expressed in and evaluated with credit points.



Last updated March 2, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
2,500 EUR
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Deadline
Start date Oct. 2016
Place
Slovenia Ljubljana
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End date July 1, 2016
Duration 1 year
Price 2,500 EUR
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