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Programme and Structure

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

  • 5 Core courses
  • 6 Elective courses out of those offered;
  • Trainings and Simulation Exercises
  • Final Master Dissertation by the end of the term (30 September), for 7 ECTS.

Core courses (compulsory, 3 ECTS each)

  • European Politics in the 20th century (Giovanni Orsina, Rome)
  • Challenges to European Democracy (Yves Meny, Pisa)
  • EU Institutions (Cristina Fasone, Rome)
  • European Macroeconomics (Piero Esposito, Rome)
  • Policies and Policy-making in the EU (Giacomo Lucchetta, Bologna)

Elective courses (6 courses of choice, 3 ECTS each)

  • Security and Migration in the Mediterranean Area - 20h (Stefania Panebianco, Catania)
  • Business and Economics in the Mediterranean Area - 20h (Cecilia Jona-Lasinio, Rome)
  • History of the EU Southern Enlargement (Maria Elena Cavallaro, Rome)
  • Eurozone Economic Policies and Governance - 20h (Vivien Schmidt, Boston)
  • Digital Europe, Data Protection and Cyber Security - 20h (Lorenzo Pupillo, Brussels/Rome)
  • EU Competition Law and Policies - 20h (Roberto Pardolesi, Rome)
  • Cohesion Policy - 20h (Robert Leonardi, London)
  • European Environmental and Climate Policies (t.b.d.)
  • EU Employment and Social Affairs (t.b.d.)
  • EU Energy Politics (t.b.d.)

Compulsory Trainings (for a total of 11 ECTS)

  • Simulation Exercise: Negotiation and Decision-making Processes in European Institution – 20h (Christian Lequesne, Paris)
  • Academic Methodology and Communication - 20h (Christian Blasberg, Rome)
  • Guest Professional and Academic Seminars
  • Learning Policy Advise - 20h (Giulio Venneri, Brussels)
  • EPSO Preparation course - 20h (Giacomo Luchetta, Bologna)
  • EU Programming - 20h (Luciano Monti, Rome/Brussels)
  • Management organization approaches

Additional Trainings 

  • Career Service Trainings

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

Final Dissertation (7 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”.