Director: José María Beneyto
Title: Master's Degree in the European Union
Credits: 60 ECTS
Price: 9,595 euros
Duration: 9 months
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For us, in addition to quality, your peace of mind comes first.Presentation and ObjectivesConsidered the Best Master in the European Union according to the newspaper El Mundo, in 2016, he provides specific training in subjects that allow analyzing European integration from a multidisciplinary perspective: historical, political, economic, legal and social.
The program is coordinated by the University Institute of European Studies of the San Pablo CEU University, designated the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence by the European Commission, together with the Ortega y Gasset University Institute of the Complutense University of Madrid.
With a bilingual approach, it has a multidisciplinary nature and allows preferential access to the Doctorate in European Studies.
There are very specific reasons that support and justify the interest of their study:Topicality and importance of the subject: the European Union project is a success story. Never before has any international organization achieved such a deep degree of integration and such a solid and complete institutional system. Today, the powers of the European Union cover a large number of areas and its actions affect the most diverse aspects of our daily and professional life: freedom of movement, energy, monetary policy, environment, trade policy or development aid. , among many others.
European institutions, agencies and agencies, as well as national, regional and local administrations, and public and private companies need experts in different European policies to ensure the success of their organization and operation.
Amplitude of the program: the variety of subjects and their contents allow obtaining a specialized and rigorous knowledge of the reality of the European world. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, the academic excellence of the professors, its double professional and research aspect, as well as the variety of activities offered around Europe, this program occupies a very prominent place in the field of European studies at an international level.Objectives of the courseThe objective of the Master is to offer specific training in subjects that allow analyzing European integration from a multidisciplinary perspective: historical, political, economic, legal and social.
The program is coordinated by the University Institute of European Studies, a research center chaired by Marcelino Oreja, and designated the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence by the European Commission, together with the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset , attached to the Complutense University of Madrid.ProgramThe Master's program is divided into three modules:Module I. History and Government of the European Union1.- History of European integration
This course takes a tour through the history and contemporary European thought, to focus finally on the European integration process and its most relevant milestones. There are three main blocks in the matter:First block dedicated to analyzing contemporary European history (2 ECTS). It takes a tour of European history in the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century, with a special emphasis on the exacerbation of nationalism and its perverse effectsSecond block, (2 ECTS), focuses on the analysis of the main philosophical and thought currents that condition contemporary European society.Third block, (2 ECTS) takes an in-depth look at the process of European integration, focusing mainly on the second half of the 20th century and the 21st (from the ECSC Treaty to the current Lisbon Treaty).2.- The European constitutional challenge
This subject will analyze the great challenges that we could call "constitutional" of the European Union, and is divided into four blocks:First block: questions such as the nature of the European Union, theories and models of political integration and the main political principles of the system. (1.5 ECTS)Second block: the distribution of powers between the Union and the States; and Europe at various speeds. (1.5 ECTS)Third block: the interaction between the community legal order and nationals. (1.5 ECTS)Fourth block: the protection of fundamental rights within it. (1.5 ECTS)3.- The EU government: Institutions and decision process
This course aims to explain the governance system of the European Union and the institutional design, paying special attention to the organization of legislative, executive and judicial powers at European level, the role of each one in the system and the balance between they must be preserved. The global analysis of the government system and the deepening of the operation of the legislative and executive powers (including budgetary aspects), has a load of 4 ECTS credits.
The role of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the jurisdictional system (2 ECTS). The Master's Degree is governed by the continuous assessment system, which will take into account the sustained and adequate participation of students in the proposed activities; the correct achievement of the competences foreseen in the development of the theoretical and practical parts; and the verification of these learnings and competences through the accomplishment of diverse works, exhibitions, tests exercises, practices and / or examinations.Module II: Challenges of Europe in the European internal space and in the international context1.- Economic Policies of the European Union
The objective of this subject is to analyze the most significant economic policies such as the common agricultural policy, monetary policy (3 ECTS), fiscal and labor market policies (2 ECTS), and commercial and cohesion policies (2 ECTS).
2. Competition and economic regulation in the European single market
This subject analyzes, from a legal-political and economic perspective, the basic rules of the single market (economic freedoms: goods, workers, services, establishment and capital); as well as European competition policy and law, both with regard to the control exercised over companies (cartels and other restrictive agreements, abuses of dominant position and control of corporate concentrations), as well as control over other state measures (aid of state, grant of exclusive or special rights and other anti-competitive regulations). After an introductory block on the economic Constitution in the European Union, the conception and purpose of the European internal market and competition policy, these two policies and their interactions with policies such as consumer policies or the environmental Both areas (Internal Market and Competition Policy) present a similar ECTS dedication.
3. The social model of the European Union
In this subject, the design of the European social model and the welfare policy of the European Union will be deepened. It will reflect, in particular, on the impact of European integration on the welfare state; the European social dimension and its evolution; the existence or possibility of a European social model or at least of coordination mechanisms of the different European models. Finally, the great current and future challenges will be considered.
4. European Union and Globalization
This subject focuses on identifying and assessing the role of the European Union in the globalized world. Analyze the external relations of the European Union from an interdisciplinary perspective. In addition to deepening the framework of the EU's external action (institutional aspects, decision process, framework of the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the European Security and Defense Policy), it reviews the role of the Union in global governance and the external relations of the European Union with the main geographical areas. There will be the participation of specialized speakers in the main geographical areas.
5. Cooperation in justice and domestic policy in the face of the challenges of the 21st century
This subject analyzes the juridical articulation and the main mechanisms of operation of the area of freedom, security and justice of the European Union. The challenges that immigration, terrorism and security pose to Europe will be studied. The use of the module is evaluated through a system of continuous evaluation, which will take into account the sustained and adequate participation of students in the proposed activities, the correct achievement of the competencies foreseen in the development of the theoretical and practical parts and the verification of these learnings and competences through the accomplishment of diverse works, exhibitions, tests, exercises, practices and / or examinations.Module III: Master's thesis and technological seminarThe seminar on Methodology, sources and research techniques aims to teach students the research techniques and equip them with the necessary skills and methodology to address a thorough research work on any of the subjects studied.
The students will do a supervised research work that they will have to defend before a court. The supervised realization and defense of individual master's degree work before a court is the culmination of that process.AdmissionDocumentation required to start the selection processYou must register in the University system at the following link: http://admision.uspceu.es/
Then send the following documentation via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org:Curriculum vitae.Photocopy of the academic extract of the subjects of your degree. If the documents are in English, no translation is required.Title of English and Spanish, when these are not their mother tongues, if not, it will be evaluated through the interview.You will then be summoned for a personal interview. In the event that your travel to Madrid is difficult, the interview may be by telephone.Period and requirements to formalize enrollmentOnce the applicant is admitted, they will be granted 15 days to make the payment of the Place Reserve through the Future Student Portal (http://admision.uspceu.es/); made which, and also from the Portal, will proceed to the formalization of the online registration, filling in the fields: PERSONAL DATA, UNIVERSITY STATISTICS and BANKING DATA. The validity of the enrollment will be conditioned to the presentation in the Admission Service of the University of the following documentation:Academic sheets (pdf document in the Portal of the Future Student)Two original passport-size photographs with a white backgroundPhotocopy of the DNI, passport or residence card.Academic certificate (certified photocopy)University degree (certified photocopy)University degrees not belonging to the Spanish Educational System must be duly legalized.Access to official Master's degreesTaking into account the provisions of Royal Decree 861/2010, “To access official Master's degrees it will be necessary to be in possession of an official Spanish university degree or another issued by a higher education institution belonging to another member state of the European Space of Higher Education that empowers in it for access to Master's degrees; or a degree in accordance with educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area without the need for homologation, after verification by the University that it accredits a level of training equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that it empowers in the country issuing the degree for access to Master's degrees. Access by these last two routes will be possible as long as the students have a clear command of the Spanish language ”.Specific requirementsThe mastery of English will be an essential requirement to access the Master in EU, assessing knowledge of other languages.
Admission profileGraduates or university graduates in disciplines related to the Social Sciences and Humanities (especially Law, Economics, Political Science, Journalism, Translation and History) interested in understanding the reality of the European Union.Professionals who need to obtain a solid preparation to work in national or international organizations, companies, public administration, universities and research centers.