European Union Master

General

Program Description

  • Title: Master's Degree in European Union from CEU San Pablo University, in collaboration with the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset .

  • Credits: 60 ECTS

  • Duration: October - June

  • Modality: Face-to-face (check the possibility of online modality)

  • Director: Dr. Jerónimo Maillo

  • Number of places: 35

Presentation and Objectives

Considered 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:

  • Current and important topic: 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 competences of the European Union cover a large number of areas and their 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.

goals

The 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.

Program

General explanation of study plan planning

The Master's program is divided into three modules:

Module I. History and Government of the European Union

1.- 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 journey through European history in the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, with a special emphasis on the exacerbation of nationalism and its perverse effects.

  • Second 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: issues 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 division 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 the national ones. (1.5 ECTS).

  • Fourth block: the protection of fundamental rights in its midst. (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 context

1.- 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 seminar

The 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.

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