About this course
Whether a manager, a financial analyst, a political scientist, an economist or a lawyer, whether you live in Europe or outside it, you will function in an environment where the norms, rules and laws of the European Union (EU) impact policies, regulate transactions and consolidate individuals’ rights.
While many talk about the EU, few have control over a field that is in perpetual movement, changing and adjusting to internal and external challenges. The major in European Studies aims to make you more competitive on the job market by providing pragmatically grounded knowledge, transferable skills and solid conceptual foundations. Through the variety of its course offerings the major also aims to introduce you to the atmosphere and spirit of Europe.
The European Studies curriculum is designed to enable all graduates to acquire the following conceptual- and skills-based student outcomes:
- understand the complexity of current European affairs and acquire analytical skills to examine them from an interdisciplinary perspective;
- master the conceptual framework necessary for analyzing government affairs, electoral systems, party politics, public policies, and political culture across Europe;
- understand both the EU’s role in the international arena and how EU policies, laws, and institutions affect national policy-making, the economic environment, and European citizens;
- examine EU policies through specific case studies within the framework of EU law, including primary and secondary legislation;
- acquire skills to critically evaluate sources of data or information and achieve mastery of the management of bibliographic material and official databases;
- pursue independent research through a range of methodologies and methods of social science research;
- articulate, in both oral and written forms, coherent arguments drawing upon academic literature, media, non-governmental, and governmental/EU sources; and
- demonstrate proficiency in an EU official language other than English (Spanish, German, French).
English Language Requirements:
- IBT (Internet Based TOEFL): 80
- PBT – (Paper Based TOEFL): 550
- IELTS – (International English Language Testing System): 6.5
- CPE – (Certificate of Proficiency in English): ≥ C
- CAE – (Certificate in Advanced English): ≥ B
- Other equivalent qualifications accepted/recognised by the university.
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