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Programme and Structure

The Master in European Studies: EU Institutions and Public Policy consists of:

  • 5 Core courses (20 ECTS);  
  • 7 Elective courses out of those offered (28 ECTS); 
  • Trainings and Simulation Exercises (8 ECTS); 

In addition, a Final Master Dissertation must be submitted by the end of the term (30 September), for a total of 4 ECTS. The academic program is structured as follow: 

1st Semester

Core Courses  Ssd  Hours  ECTS 
European Politics in the 20th century   M-STO/04  20 
European Macroeconomics   SECS-P/01  20 
European Institutions    IUS/14  20 
Policies and Policymaking in the EU     SPS/04  20 
Challenge to European Democracy   IUS/14  20 
Elective courses  Ssd  Hours  ECTS 
Security and Migration in the Mediterranean Area   SPS/04  20 
Business and Economics in the Mediterranean Area   SECS-P/01  20 
History of South European Enlargements   M-STO/04  20 
Policy Lab    Hours  ECTS 
Learning Policy Advice      20 

2nd Semester

Elective Courses  Ssd  Hours  ECTS 
Digital Europe, Data Protection and Cyber Security   SECS-P/01  20 
European Environment and Climate Policies   SECS-P/01  20 
Employment and Social Affairs in the EU: Legal and Policy Dimensions  SPS/08  20 
Energy Policy   SPS/04  20 
Cohesion Policy   IUS/14  20 
Eurozone Economic Policies and Governance   SECS-P/01  20 
EU Competition Law and Policies   IUS/04  20 
Policy Lab    Hours  ECTS 
E.P.S.O.     20 
Simulation Exercise: Negotiation and Decisionmaking in European Institutions (febbraio)    20 
EU programming: financial, economic, design and management aspects (febbraio)    20 


Additional Trainings 

  • Career Service Trainings

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

Final Dissertation (4 ECTS)

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