European Studies / European and Global Governance
PROGRAMME IS NOT RUNNING IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017!
The European Union profoundly shapes the way politics and democracy work in Europe and is an influential actor on the global stage. It is a fascinating political system, whose complex nature generates passions and controversies and is at the forefront of today's political debates.
This programme is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the EU within a global context to those wishing to specialise on European affairs and prepare for a career in the EU policy-making sphere or as a specialist on Europe in the rest of the world. It adopts a multi-disciplinary approach drawing from a wide range of courses in International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Law, with particular focus on the constitutional design, processes of decision-making, public policy analysis, and the role of the EU in the world. The programme benefits from the presence of the Global Europe Centre, a multidisciplinary research centre focussed on the study of Europe within a global context and draws on Kent's vast pool of expertise on European International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Law as well as the Centre for European Studies' high-level postgraduate courses on Foreign and Security Policy, Europeanisation and Transformation of Collective Identity, Economy of Central Europe and Democracy.
Partner: University of Kent
Programme Duration: Two years (four semesters)
Study Mode: Full time
Suitable for: This programme is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in European affairs and EU policy-making. Students of this programme study both at CES and at the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK), with either the first or second year spent in Krakow.
All candidates must either hold (or expect to obtain) a BA degree from a recognised and accredited university or an equivalent first-cycle degree earned in countries where BA degrees are not offered (equivalent to a UK first or upper second class honours degree). A degree in a relevant or appropriate subject as Politics, International Relations, European Studies, Law or History is preferred.
All non-native speakers of English are required to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree.
Please note that applicants for the programme should fulfill University of Kent Language requirments to be accepted for the programme.
Admissions – documents required:
- A copy of a passport,
- A copy of a higher education diploma and its certified translation, if applicable,
- An official transcript and its certified translation, if applicable,
- Two confidential letters of recommendation,
- Europass curriculum vitae,
- Europass language passport,
- Application fee.
Students earn 60 ECTS points in each of the 2 years of study, and may study at the Jagiellonian University in either the first or second year of the programme.
YEAR 1 AT THE JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY
|NAME OF COURSE||CONTACT HOURS||ECTS POINTS|
Core courses (mandatory)
Europeanisation and Transformation of Collective Identity
Key courses (students must take one of the two)
Finances in the EU
Foreign and International Relations in CEE facing CFSP/ESDP
Optional courses (students take two)
Economy of Central Europe: from Transition to EU Membership
European Integration Theory and Practice
Meaning and Value of Democracy from a Philosophical Perspective
|Gender, Citizenship and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe (not running in 2015-2016)||30||4.5|
Polish (2 semesters)
Methodology: Quantitative Methods or Qualitative Methods
Academic Skills Workshop
*Students with Polish of a C1 or higher level may take an alternative language.
YEAR 2 AT THE JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY
|NAME OF COURSE||CONTACT HOURS||ECTS POINTS|
|Core courses (mandatory)|
|International Financial Markets and Finances in the EU||60||9|
|Key courses (students must take one)|
|Foreign and International Relations in CEE facing CFSP/ESDP||60||9|
|Europeanisation and Transformation of Collective Identity||60||9|
|European Foreign and Security Policy (EuroAtlantic Security and Foreign Policy of the EU)||60||9|
|Myths and Symbols of European Integration -- Western and Eastern European Perspectives||30||4.5|
|Economy of Central Europe: from Transition to EU Membership||30||4.5|
|European Integration: Theory and Practice||30||4.5|
|Meaning and Value of Democracy from a Philosophical Perspective||30||4.5|
|MA Seminar and Responsio and CES Open Lecture||8.5|
Provides an advanced learning experience to all those interested in the workings of the European Union, with particular emphasis on its institutional and public policy aspects;
Provides students with a research-active learning environment which gives them a good grounding in the study of the system of governance and the multi-level political processes of the EU;
Prepares students for various careers in politics-related jobs such as public administration – at the Union, state, regional and local levels – journalism, lobbying, NGOs;
Enables students to acquire advanced knowledge of political science theories relevant to the study of the legislative and executive processes of the EU
Enables students to develop a critical understanding of the normative issues related to the governance and political process of the EU.
Tuition and Fees
Student wishing to pursue this double degree programme must pay tuition fees to both the Jagiellonian University and the University of Kent. The fees are not the same and prospective students should consult both programmes for up-to-date information. For programme fee information for a year at the Centre for European Studies, please go to tuition and fees. The University of Kent's tuition fees for 2015-2016 are £3,510 for EU students and £8,590 for non-EU.