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.