Executive in EU Studies, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 26 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    4900 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    4900 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
The two-year Executive Master in EU Studies offers professionals the unique possibility to further carry on their academic development on the field of EU Studies while at the same time pursuing their professional careers. This is made possible thanks to a combination of e-learning and face-to-face learning phases in Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Vienna, Nice and Rome.

About

Executive Master in EU Studies

Description

The two-year Executive Master in EU Studies is an interdisciplinary study programme designed for professionals, postgraduates and junior officials. If you plan to make a career in the EU field or you already have gained experience in this field and you want to specialize in a certain policy area, this is the programme for you!

Objectives

In the first year, the programme provides you with:

  • Well-founded knowledge on EU institutions, EU law and EU economics
  • An understanding of recent developments in the European integration process
  • Insights into EU political proceedings and policies
  • A simulation game of a European Council Summit

In the second study year, the programme provides you with:

  • An interdisciplinary approach in the study of both general disciplines and specific topics
  • The opportunity to create new synergies with academic staff and fellow colleagues
  • A special course on EU project cycle management
  • The opportunity to increase your skills in drafting documents such as policy briefs, legal writs and alike
  • The chance to write a Master thesis on a topic of your choice

Why blended-learning?

The Master is organized around online individual study on one side, and around face-to-face workshops in Berlin, Budapest, Brussels, Vienna, Nice and Rome on the other.

Our blended-learning approach offers the possibility to:

  • Meet and interact with your peers and the academic staff on a regular basis during weekend workshops
  • Keep your motivation and workflow high
  • Fully dedicate yourself to the programme in a way tailored to your needs

The working language is English.

Participants who successfully complete the programme receive at the end of the Master year two certifications:

  • After the successful completion of the two-year Master programme the participants receive a Diploma 'ExecutiveMaster in EU Studies' which is issued by the CIFE. All successfully completed courses will be listed on the Diploma. The credits awarded for a successful completion of this part-time studies programme add up to 90 ECTS. For further information concerning ECTS credits please consult also the detailed ECTS information package available here.
  • The degree qualification 'Chargé de Mission en Organisations Européennes et Internationale'(Policy Officer in European and International organisations). This qualification is recognized by the French state. It is registered in the French national register of professional qualifications (RNCP), which lists all diplomas, degrees and professional titles recognized by France. The qualification is recognized as a degree at Master level (level 7 of the European qualifications Framework EQF)

Programme Structure

The curriculum of the Executive Master in EU Studies is composed of online and in-class study.

Multidisciplinary first year:
  • Institutional architecture of the EU
  • Introduction EU law
  • History of EU integration
  • The EU in World Politics
  • EU law - internal market and competition
  • Economic Dimension of EU integration
  • Transition and Regional Development
  • Interest representation in the EU
  • Sustainable Development in the EU
  • The EU facing Global Economic Challenges
  • Justice and Home Affairs: Refugees and Migration in times of crisis
  • EU Council Simulation
Interdisciplinary second year :

Advanced modules:

  • The Institutional Evolution of the EU: Drivers and Barriers
  • The EU facing Global Economic Challenges
  • EU Citizenship - a Status (rights, freedoms and solidarity)
Specialisation modules:
  • The EU in International Organisations - Crises and Conflicts
  • Cohesion and Diffenciation in the EU
  • Internal Market, Trade and Sustainability
Master thesis:

Participants can choose a topic of their choice.

Lecturers

The programme involves recognised experts with academic and practical backgrounds who present their courses online and during the presence workshops. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Beginning October of each year
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 26 months
    • Part-time variant
      Weekend
  • Credits
    90 ECTS

    The two-year Executive Master in EU Studies is an interdisciplinary study programme designed for professionals, postgraduates and junior officials. If you plan to make a career in the EU field or you already have gained experience in this field and you want to specialize in a certain policy area, this is the programme for you!

  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • University Graduate Degree (minimum required BA)
  • Commitment to EU topics or relevant work experience
  • Fluency in English

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4900 EUR per year and a duration of 26 months.
  • National Applies to you

    4900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4900 EUR per year and a duration of 26 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Berlin

710 - 1,230 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

A limited number of scholarships are available to reduce the financial burden of the course fee. The amount granted will depend on the individual participant's financial situation.

Scholarships to cover the partial costs of tuition can be granted by different organisations, depending on the nationality of the applicant and other features.

In some countries candidates may obtain scholarships from their (ex) universities or from organisations such as, for example:

  • Soros Foundation (for students from Central and Eastern Europe)
  • D.A.A.D. (for German students)
  • D.E.S (for British students)
  • www.grants.at (for Austrian students)
  • Rotary International Foundation

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.