European Law and Governance School

Introduction

In the present, evermore globalized era, there is without any doubt, a need for homogenized curricula at a European level and a need for institutions that can offer students qualifications, knowledge and skills that are recognized across national borders. Aiming to be continuously at the forefront of research and education, the European Public Law Organization (EPLO) has created a higher education institution under the name of “European Law and Governance School” (ELGS), which constitutes the materialization of this need.

The European Law and Governance School is founded upon the belief that the European Union plays a crucial role in ensuring global stability, promoting democracy, and the overall progress of mankind, and that the core values of the European Union must be upheld while it strives for better integration. The ELGS also believes that the key source of hope and the only path to successful integration is through the proper education and training of the youth of Europe.

Thus, the Vision of the is to create a generation of youth that will identify themselves as Europeans, that will serve Europe, and that will disseminate the idea, culture and values of Europe throughout the world.

Inspired by the values that lie at the heart of the European Union, such as fundamental rights, the free movement of professionals, goods and services, and the creation of a single market system, as well as by the challenges and opportunities created by these policies, the ELGS has identified the need to create a new form of education that is Pan-European in character. This education must start at the undergraduate level in order to create and prepare the next generation of legal and governance scholars to work within the fast-evolving European and International institutional structures.

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Scope and Goals

The European Law and Governance School (ELGS) is a modern international school with the aim and mission to offer Excellence in tertiary levels of Education in the fields of European Law and Governance.

The School aims to shape socially responsible leaders of the future with inquisitive minds and free spirits. It aims to shape the European Citizens of tomorrow who belong to Europe and serve to promote European values.

The ELGS is committed to educating the next generation of Europe and the World’s legal practitioners, public administrators and world leaders by imparting them with the knowledge necessary to effectively work within the fast evolving European and global institutional structures that transcend national frameworks, and the skills to confront and address the new global opportunities and challenges.

The ELGS provides interdisciplinary undergraduate, postgraduate courses, and Executive Education courses, with fresh material and a unique design.

Three pillars encompass this establishments’ policy and values:

  • to offer Excellence in education through theory, practice, and transversal skills development,
  • to promote Innovation and Intellectual Curiosity through a supportive and flexible environment,
  • to encourage Change in society by cultivating the European citizens of tomorrow.

Why study at the ELGS

  • It offers one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary curricula
  • taught by a faculty network of the world’s best
  • dedicated to creating the leaders of tomorrow
  • delivered at a stunning and culturally rich location
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

Master of Philosophy in Legal Research or Governance Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Greece Athens

The ELGS Master of Philosophy is a 2-year degree program which enables students to conduct independent research in the fields of Legal Research, Governance Studies, or on an interdisciplinary topic. It is supported by the expansive ELGS International Faculty network of over 100 legal and governance scholars and practitioners worldwide, the ELGS’ Partner Universities across Europe and the world, and the EPLO. [+]

The ELGS Master of Philosophy is a 2-year degree program which enables students to conduct independent research in the fields of Legal Research, Governance Studies, or on an interdisciplinary topic. It is supported by the expansive ELGS International Faculty network of over 100 legal and governance scholars and practitioners worldwide, the ELGS’ Partner Universities across Europe and the world, and the EPLO. Importantly, students of the program will be granted access to attend EPLO events on key themes in EU law and governance and to interact with renown EU leaders and decision-makers. Students graduate with a clear understanding and awareness of the most up-to-date scholarly research, as well as a solid network to support them in their career after the ELGS. Successful applicants will be assigned a supervisor, based upon their academic interests, from the renowned International Faculty Network of the ELGS. Full time residency is not a requirement for this degree, but students may be required to attend several training sessions throughout the program which will be held at the EPLO premises in Greece. The first training session will introduce students to advanced research methods, while consecutive sessions focus on tutoring and teaching skills. Students are also expected attend classes, seminars, and lectures, as designated by their supervisors, and to be actively involved in presenting their research findings at conferences throughout Europe and the greater world . Upon completion of the program students will deliver up to a 50,000 word thesis and must successfully defend their thesis in front of an international jury to attain their MPhil. While this program encourages mobility and flexibility, students are expected to be devoted full time to their MPhil studies. Candidate students that are employed should be able to balance work and study and deliver their thesis within the reasonable time limits. Program Benefits The ELGS MPhil program is a modern program of the highest academic standard, which has been designed with flexibility and mobility in mind. The International Faculty Network is comprised of professors and practitioners from throughout the world, which enables students to conduct research on a wide-range of topics, in many countries and in roughly 10 languages.* *Pending the availability of a suitable supervisor. Program Content The structure and content of the program can be found below: Year 1 Attend 2 week orientation program in mid October at Sounion (25 hours of classes in research methods, statistical methods, presentation preparation, public speaking) Assign Supervisor and Devise Work Program Attend classes and conferences as determined by supervisor Meetings with supervisor Qualifying Test (10,000 word paper on research proposal, Title, Draft Outline) Year 2 Assist in undergraduate tutorials of the ELGS (for resident students) Attend classes and conferences as determined by supervisor Delivery of Thesis Thesis Defense Faculty The faculty for the MPhil in Legal Studies and/or MPhil in Governance is comprised of scholars and practitioners with notable international experience in their fields of research. Students will be matched with an appropriate supervisor by the ELGS from the list of members of the International Faculty Network and from the resident faculty of the school. Academic Requirements Students from all over the world are admitted following a rigorous application process. Prospective students for the MPhil should have a first or second class undergraduate degree in law, political sciences, or in a relevant field of the social sciences. High caliber students with a background in a different field of studies or a particularly competitive profile with evidence of relevant professional experience and long-term dedication to the field will also be considered. Due to the international nature of the program, degree equivalencies will be determined by the Faculty Board. Please note that students that are interested in pursuing a PhD but that do not have a postgraduate degree should apply for the MSt or MPhil program. Language Requirements All courses of the program will be taught in the English language. As a result, students originating from non-English speaking countries must evidence their level of English language skills in accordance with the following: TOEFL Internet based, Score of 90 or above Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, Grade B or above Any other internationally recognized test with equivalent marks Students intending to conduct their research in a language other than English must demonstrate their level of the relevant language skills. [-]

Master of Studies (MSt) in Legal Research or Governance Studies

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Greece Athens

The ELGS Master of Studies is a 1-year degree program which enables students to conduct independent research in the fields of Legal Research, Governance Studies, or on an interdisciplinary topic. [+]

The ELGS Master of Studies is a 1-year degree program which enables students to conduct independent research in the fields of Legal Research, Governance Studies, or on an interdisciplinary topic. It is supported by the expansive ELGS International Faculty network of over 100 legal and governance scholars and practitioners worldwide, the ELGS’ Partner Universities across Europe and the world, and the EPLO. Importantly, students of the program will be granted access to attend EPLO events on key themes in EU law and governance and to interact with renown EU leaders and decision-makers. Students graduate with a clear understanding and awareness of the most up-to-date scholarly research, as well as a solid network to support them in their career after the ELGS. Successful applicants will be assigned a supervisor, based upon their academic interests, from the renown International Faculty Network of the ELGS. Full time residency is not a requirement for this degree, but students will be required to attend several training sessions throughout the program which will be held at the EPLO premises in Greece. The first training session will introduce students to advanced research methods, while consecutive sessions focus on tutoring and teaching skills. Students are also expected attend classes, seminars, and lectures, as designated by their supervisors. Upon completion of the program students will deliver a 30,000 word thesis and must successfully defend their thesis in front of an international jury to attain their MSt. While this program encourages mobility and flexibility, students are expected to be devoted full time to their MSt studies. Students that are employed must be able to balance work and study and be able to deliver their thesis within the established time period. Program Benefits The ELGS MSt program is a modern program of the highest academic standard, which has been designed with flexibility and mobility in mind .The International Faculty Network is comprised of professors and practitioners from throughout the world, which enables students to conduct research on a wide range of topics, in many countries and in roughly 10 languages.* *Pending the availability of an appropriate supervisor Program Content Attend 2 week orientation program in mid October at Sounion (25 hours of classes in research methods, statistical methods, presentation preparation, public speaking) Assigned a Supervisor and Devise Work Program Attend classes and conferences as determined by supervisor and meet with supervisor Delivery of Thesis Thesis Defense Faculty The faculty for the MSt in Legal Studies and/or MSt in Governance is comprised of scholars and practitioners with notable international experience in their fields of research. Students will be matched with an appropriate supervisor by the ELGS from the list of members of the International Faculty Network and from the resident faculty of the school. Academic Requirements Students from all over the world are admitted following a rigorous application process. Prospective students for the MSt should have a first or second class undergraduate degree in law, political sciences, or in a relevant field of the social sciences. High caliber students with a background in a different field of studies or a particularly competitive profile with evidence of relevant professional experience and long-term dedication to the field will also be considered. Due to the international nature of the program, degree equivalencies will be determined by the Faculty Board. Please note that students that are interested in pursuing a PhD but that do not have a postgraduate degree should apply for the MSt or MPhil program. Language Requirements All courses of the program will be taught in the English language. As a result, students originating from non-English speaking countries must evidence their level of English language skills in accordance with the following: TOEFL Internet based, Score of 90 or above Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, Grade B or above Any other internationally recognized test with equivalent marks Students intending to conduct their research in a language other than English must demonstrate their level of the relevant language skills. [-]

MA

MA in Governance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Greece Athens

This one year taught degree program offers students an in-depth look at key issues of Governance, and enables students to choose from a variety of elective courses addressing the most pressing themes being discussed throughout Europe. [+]

This one year taught degree program offers students an in-depth look at key issues of Governance, and enables students to choose from a variety of elective courses addressing the most pressing themes being discussed throughout Europe. To whom it is addressed It is ideal for students with first degrees in the political and/or legal sciences who desire or require in depth knowledge in key themes related to governance, with a special focus on the EU, for their professional advancement. Students should note that this program can be a first step towards a research degree in the field of governance studies, specifically the MPhil or PhD. Program Benefits The MA in Governance is supported by the expansive ELGS International Faculty network of over 100 legal and governance scholars and practitioners worldwide, the ELGS’ Partner Universities across Europe and the world, and the EPLO. Importantly, students of the program will be granted access to attend EPLO events on key themes in EU law and governance and to interact with renown EU leaders and decision-makers. Students graduate with a clear understanding and awareness of the most up-to-date scholarly research and best industry practices, as well as a solid professional network to support them in their career after the ELGS. Program Content The MA in Governance is a one year taught degree program with a thesis requirement, earning a total of 60 ECTS credits. Courses are led by key theorists and practitioners in their fields, and delivered through classic lectures and interactive tutorials. Some courses will also integrate other teaching methodologies where appropriate, such as site visits to various public and private offices, as well as group presentations. Students must successfully complete 6 compulsory modules and 2 – 4 optional modules, followed by a 15,000 word thesis. The list of available courses for 2016-2017 are as follows:* Compulsory Modules: Governance and Public Policy-Making The Political Economy of State, Society and the Market Research Methods for Governance Studies Public Administration and Public Management European Integration and EU Governance International Institutions and Global Governance Optional Modules: Theoretical Approaches to Public Governance Comparative Politics and Governance Human Resources in Public Administration/Organizations Reform Trends in Governance Values, Ethics, and Public Policy Leadership, Negotiations and Social Influence (Theory and Practice) Governance in Various Sectoral Policy Fields Risk Governance Conflict Governance Forms of Regulatory Governance Development of Personal Skills *Course availability is subject to adequate enrollment Academic Requirements Students from all over the world are admitted following a rigorous application process. Prospective students for the MA in Governance should have a first or second class undergraduate degree in political sciences, law or a relevant field of studies, or another Master’s degree in a relevant field. High caliber students with a background in a different field of studies or a particularly competitive profile with evidence of relevant professional experience and long-term dedication to the field will also be considered. Due to the international nature of the program, degree equivalencies will be determined by the Faculty Board. Language Requirements All courses of the program will be taught in the English language. As a result, students originating from non-English speaking countries must evidence their level of English language skills in accordance with the following: TOEFL Internet based, 90 Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, B Any other internationally recognized test with equivalent marks Students intending to study at a partner institution for their second semester must clearly demonstrate their ability to attend courses in the relevant language of instruction at the host university they are interested in attending. [-]

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