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Program Structure

The master consists of:

  • 4 Core courses and related Seminars/Workshops in the 1st semester, for a total of 28 ECTS;
  • 6 Elective courses out of those offered, for a total of 18 ECTS;          
  • Participation in a Simulation Exercise on Negotiation and Decision-making in European Institutions, for 3 ECTS;
  • Attendance of two Trainings (EPSO and European Project Management) for 4 ECTS. Attending both Trainings does not substitute an Elective course or other element for 3 ECTS of the Master;
  • Final Master Dissertation by the end of the term (30 September), for 7 ECTS.


Core courses (compulsory, 4+3=7 ECTS each)

  •  European Politics in the 20th Century
    • Core course – 20h (Giovanni Orsina)
    • Seminar / Workshop – 15h (Christian Blasberg)
  •  European Institutions and Democracy
    • Core course – 20h (Yves Mény)
    • Seminar / Workshop (Maria Romaniello)
  •  European Macroeconomics
    • Core course – 20h (Piero Esposito)
    • Seminar / Workshop – 15h (Piero Esposito)
  •  Policies and Policy-making in the EU
    • Core course – 20h (Giacomo Luchetta)
    • Seminar / Workshop – 15h (Rosamaria Bitetti)


Elective courses (optional, 3 ECTS each)


Compulsory Trainings (2 at choice - 4 ECTS)

  • EPSO Preparation course - 20h (Giacomo Luchetta)
  • European Project Management (EPM) – 20h (Luciano Monti)


Compulsory Trainings (3 ECTS)

  • Simulation Exercise: Negotiation and Decision-making Processes in European Institution – 20h (Christian Lequesne)
  • Guest Professional and Academic Series


Additional Trainings 

  • Career Service Trainings
  • Academic Methodology Training

MES students may have the possibility to attend courses offered within other SoG master programs.

Students are expected to complete a 20.000/25.000 word final dissertation under the supervision of a member of the faculty of the Master course.

Following the successful completion of the academic requirements, students will gain 60 ECTS and be awarded the title of “Master in European Studies”.