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Master programme European Union Studies (E)

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The interdisciplinary degree programme in European Union Studies is to equip students with knowledge about current transformations. It serves to gain additional skills related to the transformation of the European Union and its member countries. In addition to law and political science the degree programme also includes history, communication science and economic sciences in the interdisciplinary didactic concept. The geographical focus of the study and education programme is on the Czech and Slovak Republics, Poland and Hungary. The practice-oriented approach guarantees that the graduates will be enabled to link scientific expertise with strategic and practical thinking.

Higher education institution:
Universität Salzburg
Group of fields of study:
Humanities
Degree programme:
European Union Studies (E)
Type:
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts, MA
Duration:
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
English
Costs:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,20
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Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
University
Location:
Salzburg
Curriculum:
published in the:
MBl. 2015/16, Stk. 110 (Nr. 107)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme in European Union Studies deals with the analysis and research of all possible transformation processes and their causes, triggers and consequences with regard to the European Union.

Exams

The degree programme consists of an introductory phase containing the compulsory subjects of political science, European law as well as political economy and economic and social history, and a main study phase. During the main study phase students will get an advanced education in the subjects of the introductory phase and they can specialise in one of the above-mentioned areas. Moreover, interdisciplinary seminars and a practice course are part of the main study phase. Students have to write their master’s thesis about a topic from the subjects of political science, law, economic and social history, economic sciences or communication science. The master’s thesis must be specifically related to the European integration and it must follow an interdisciplinary approach within the methodical approach. The master’s programme concludes with a master’s examination consisting of an examination in the main subject in which the master’s thesis has been written and an examination in one of the other above-mentioned subjects. The master’s examination takes place in front of an examination panel.

Entrance examinations

no

Supplementary examinations

None