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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 at least one between the Trainings (Learning Policy Advise / EPSO or 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 enrolment term (30 September), for 7 ECTS.

Core courses (compulsory, 4 ECTS each)

  • European Politics in the 20th Century - 30h (Giovanni Orsina)
  • European Institutions - 30h (Yves Mény)
  • European Macroeconomics - 30h (Pietro Esposito)
  • Policies and Policy-making in the EU - 30h (Lorna Schrefler)

Seminars/Workshops (compulsory, 3 ECTS each) 

  • European Politics in the 20th Century - 10h (Christian Blasberg)
  • European Institutions - 10h (Cristina Fasone)
  • European Macroeconomics - 10h (Pietro Esposito)
  • Policies and Policy-making in the EU - 10h (Giacomo Luchetta)

Elective courses (optional, 3 ECTS each)

Compulsory Trainings (2 at choice - 4 ECTS)

  • EPSO Preparation course - 20h
  • Learning Policy Advise - 20h  
  • European Project Management (EPM)   

Compulsory Trainings (3 ECTS)

  • Simulation Exercise: Negotiation and Decision-making Processes in European Institution
  • 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  M.A. in European Studies.