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Curriculum

The curriculum comprises 360 hours of basic and specialized modules. It is arranged in an interdisciplinary way. Students take modules in
 

  • Political Science, where the focus is on contemporary political issues in Europe, multi-level decision-making in the EU, as well as the institutional and policy development of the EU since the ratification of the Treaties of Rome;
  • Law, which deals with the constitutional principles of the EU, the sources and application of EU law, as well as the legal structure of the internal market and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice and other constitutional courts in the EU.
  • Economics, which covers the principles of economic governance in the EU, i. e. economic, monetary and financial aspects of the EU, and includes analyses of the EU's internal market against the backdrop of economic globalization, and the international trade regime;


Basic modules provide students with a general knowledge and an overview of the subject. Specialized modules help to gain a deeper understanding of particularly important policy areas.

 

2017/2018 Module plan 

 

1st Semester  

Basic Modules
Module examination

 

Governance in the EU: Historic evolution and political system                   

 paper

 

Law of the EU: Institutions and Procedures

 exam

 

Political economy of European integration

 exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialized Modules

Module examination

 

Multi-level decision-making in the EU – between national and EU interests

 paper
1: Inter-institutional bargaining and multi-level decision-making in the EU  
2: Legitimacy, democracy and public opinion in the EU  
3: Conflict of aims between national and EU interests  

 

The European Single Market

 exam
1: Economics of the internal market  
2: Law of the internal market  
3: Policies for coherence and structural change  

 

Governance and regulatory issues of the EU’s external relations

 paper
1: EU and the transformation of its neighborhood  
2: EU and the global system  
3: EU governance - regulatory aspects of the global economy  

 

2nd Semester 

Basic Modules Module examination

 

EU competition law and the EU law of sector-specific regulation                  

 exam

 

EU fiscal federalism

 exam

 

Agenda setting, decision-making and implementation

 paper

 

Specialized Moldules Module examination

 

Sector-specific regulation in electronic communications and logistics           

 exam
1: Electronic communications  
2: Transportation  
3: Logistics  

 

Sector-specific regulation in energy and water

 exam
1: Gas  
2: Electricity  
3: Water  

 

 

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