Programme in European Politics

Programme in European politics

This is an advanced programme focused on the regulation of contemporary societies in a globalised world. It reflects major political issues but as well their resolution. Moreover, it offers courses focused on the regulation of International politics at the European and Global levels during which students will acquire the knowledge and the skills required to understand and influence the world of tomorrow.

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The programme includes study trips to Brussels, Geneva and other European cities. Students have the option of studying at ESPOL during the autumn semester, spring semester or for a whole year. This programme issues a certificate and 30 ECTS per semester or 60 ECTS for one year

The programme is open to undergraduate and graduate students who wish to complete a semester or a year in one of France’s biggest universities in order to develop their knowledge of European institutions and to learn French.

Career opportunities

Public administration at national and subnational level: ministries, regional and local authorities, but also other public administration agencies recruit experts in public policy;
• International and European organisations: the European Union, the FAO, the OSCE or the European Environment Agency;
• NGOs, Think Tanks, trade unions, interest groups and lobbies open recruit experts with backgrounds in political science and international affairs;
• Businesses are increasingly recruiting people qualified in international affairs;
• Academic career: students graduating from our MA can also access PhD programmes in order to pursue an academic career.

Semester 1


  • Global history
  • Global challenges
  • History of European integration
  • Public policy

Core courses

  • Use of force in world politics
  • Politics in Southeastern Europe
  • Political economy of natural resources

Optional courses

  • European Local Government Systems
  • Migrations and Immigrations in Europe
  • New and Social Media in Europe
  • History, Geography and Globalization

Semester 2


  • French politics
  • French

Core courses

  • EU and Global Governance
  • Introduction to the Law and Institutions of the EU
  • Introduction to Sociology

Optional courses

  • Interests Representation and Lobbying in Europe
  • Introduction to International Political Economy
  • Theatre Workshop
  • Ethics of Care