Master’s in Global and European Politics

Master’s in Global and European Politics

Europe and the EU in a changing world

Our interdisciplinary master’s programme in Global and European Politics is an advanced postgraduate degree focusing on the political, social and philosophical dimensions underpinning the European Union, its governance, its place and role in world politics. By exploring the multi-level interaction between public actors (Member States, EU institutions, etc.) and private actors (companies, networks, NGOs, etc.) in Europe, the programme provides students with a thorough knowledge of the formal and informal rules of European affairs and of the conflicts that shape them, but also the necessary know-how to understand and act upon European politics. This degree is designed for future professionals in European and world politics.

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Overview

Understanding political challenges in Europe today requires analysing the multi-level interaction between public actors (Member States, EU institutions, etc.) and private actors (companies, networks, NGOs, etc.) in Europe. These interactions are places of constant struggle for the redefinition of the rules of the game of both European and world politics.

This programme therefore provides students with a thorough knowledge of the formal and informal rules of European affairs and of the conflicts that shape them. Students will acquire the necessary know-how and the conceptual tools to understand, analyse and act upon European politics. The study programme will allow students to develop innovative policies for public and private sector in Europe, at local, national, and European level.

Career opportunities

  • The European institutions: the European Parliament, the European Council, the Council of the European Union, the European Commission, are natural outlets for this training programme.
  • European NGOs, Think Tanks, trade unions, interest groups and lobbies often recruit experts with backgrounds in political science and international affairs.
  • Businesses are increasingly recruiting people qualified in European studies.
  • Academic career: students graduating from our MA can also access PhD programmes in order to pursue an academic career.

Course schedule

Semestre 1

Semestre 2

Semestre 3 (Septembre 2023)

Semestre 4 (Janvier 2023)

Core courses

European History 24h 6 ECTS
European institutions and policies 24h 6 ECTS
Global Governance 24h 6 ECTS

Research courses

Workshop: Academic Writing 12h 3 ECTS

Optional courses (Choose 1)

Introduction to Political Science* 18h 4 ECTS
Comparative Politics 18h 4 ECTS
International Relations 18h 4 ECTS

Career development (Choose 1)

Diplomacy in practice (EN) 12h 3 ECTS
Diplomatie en pratique (FR) 12h 3 ECTS
The EU from a think-tank’s perspective 12h 3 ECTS
One-day field trip 8h /

Languages

French (FLE) or English ** 16h 2 ECTS
Optional extra language course (non-compulsory) 16h /

Core courses

EU Foreign Policy: Theories and Practice 24h 6 ECTS
European Economic Governance 24h 6 ECTS
Cultures and identities in the EU 24h 6 ECTS

Research courses

Introduction to Research & Epistemology 18h 4 ECTS

Optional courses (Choose 1)

Global Justice 18h 4 ECTS
Approches socio-économiques de l’agriculture 18h 4 ECTS
International Migration 18h 4 ECTS

Career development

Studytrip Geneva 30h 2 ECTS
Career talks 4h /

Languages

French (FLE) or English ** 16h 2 ECTS
Optional extra language course (non-compulsory) 16h /

Core courses

Contemporary Issues in European Politics 24h 6 ECTS
EU bilateral and trade partnerships 24h 6 ECTS

Research courses

Political Science Research Methods 18h 4 ECTS
Work-in-progress document / 2 ECTS
Statistics and the Political Sociology of Quantification 18h 4 ETCS

Optional courses (Choose 1)

Security, Climate change and environmental politics / Anthropocene and security 24h 6 ECTS
Democracy and society 24h 6 ECTS
Digital Democracy 24h 6 ECTS
Research Design 24h 6 ECTS

Languages

French (FLE) or English ** 16h 2 ECTS
Optional extra language course (non-compulsory) 16h /

Core courses

EU lobbying / European project setup 24h 6 ECTS

Research courses

Master’s dissertation / 14 ECTS

Career development

Internship 8 ECTS

Languages

French (FLE) or English ** 16h 2 ECTS
Optional extra language course (non-compulsory) 16h /

* Compulsory option for students without a background in political sciences

** French (FLE) compulsory for non-francophone students. English compulsory for francophone students. In case the student is a native FR/EN (to be checked by Clarife), replace with other language of choice.

The course schedules are not contractual and are subject to change at any time by the teaching staff.

 

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