As a result of fundamental changes in the international trading environment associated with European integration and economic renewal in Central and Eastern Europe, the universities participating in this programme acknowledge the need for their economic and management faculties to develop European joint educational initiatives.
They recognise that there is an increasing need for specialised university training in the field of the economics of European integration in which, besides a further study in economic theory, applied economic, social and legal topics on European integration are dealt with. They also believe that this type of study prospers in an environment where students and teachers from different countries participate.
The programme is aimed at students with career aspirations in research, in government and international organisations, and in research departments of large banks and industrial and commercial corporations.
The study-programme is full-time and runs over a year. It is taught by staff of the seven partner institutions.
In term I students study the core areas of advanced micro-and macroeconomics together with econometrics. During terms II and III students pursue in-depth studies in the named areas of the Award: i.e., the economics of international trade and European integration and their application.
The M.A. Economics of International Trade and European Integration is European, not only with respect to its content, but also its structure. Students spend their first term at Staffordshire University(SU) in the U.K or at the Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (USTL) in France. In term II students study for three months at the Universiteit Antwerpen (UA) (Belgium) and in term III for three months at Prague University of Economics (VSE) (Czech Republic). Professors of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), of Università degli Studi di Bari (UB) (Italy) and of Universidad de Cantabria (UC) (Spain) participate in the teaching during terms II and III.
The M.A. Economics of International Trade and European Integration is an academic training programme for economists with interests and career intentions in these or related areas. The programme involves the study of economics and its applications at an advanced level.
The total programme consists of 60 ECTS credits, the taught part of the programme consisting of 43 credits and the dissertation of 17 credits.
One credit in the taught part of the programme roughly corresponds to 25 hours of working time (lectures, assignments and homework).
The subjects covered by the programme are as follows:
Mathematics and Quantitative Methods
Issues of European Economic Integration
Foreign Languages and Academic Writing
Dissertation (17 credits)
Total : 60 credits.
Students must choose at least 2 optional subjects out of the five offered. Only the marks for the choice subjects with the two highest marks will count in the calculation of the course average.
The programme is open to students who have earned 240 ECTS credits in an economics or applied economics university study programme or have a bachelor degree in these areas that is considered by the Joint Studies Board to be equivalent.
Applicants that are enrolled in the final year of their academic programme should submit an official letter in English from their university confirming that the student is expected to finalise his/her course at the end of the current academic year, and submit up-to-date authenticated transcripts with the results of the previous years.
The proficiency in English of the students of the participating universities is checked by the local academic co-ordinators. Students from other universities should submit proof of an internet-based TOEFL level of minimum 110 (or its equivalent in another TOEFL score system), or a IELTS grade of at least 6.5, or should submit proof of having studied at least one academic year in an English-language programme.
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Important: although the M.A. continues to be organised with an Erasmus Mundus label, there will be no EM scholarships available for the academic year 2011-2012!
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