Belgium: Brussels; Germany: Berlin; Hungary: Budapest; Italy: Roma (Rome); Turkey: Istanbul
The CIFE's European Online Academy offers a two-year Master programme in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chair of the Cologne University. Its Master in EU Studies (60 ECTS) is set to provide an accurate blend of theoretical and practical knowledge. The Master in EU Studies is an ideal training programme and additional qualification for young professionals, postgraduates and junior officials interested in, or already working in the field of European integration.
* To gain an enhanced knowledge of recent developments in the European integration process and up-to-date insight into proceedings and policy areas, EU institutions, EU Law and Economics (1st year);
* To specialise in one of the core subjects: Political Science, Economics and EU Law, (2nd year);
Diploma: Master in EU Studies (60 ECTS credits).
- University Graduate Degree (minimum required BA)
- Commitment to EU topics or relevant work experience
- Fluency in English
The Master in EU Studies offers a high level study programme in European affairs through a combination of e-learning and compact face-to-face learning phases in - amongst others - Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Istanbul and Rome. The learning process is so organized in order to let the students plan their schedules according to their personal and professional needs.
Every course is first introduced during the lecture, which is held by the expert at the beginning the semester. The course is then followed by the student through a media learning platform, which is designed according to the features of the topic and the expert. Online Forums, small tests thought to check the student´s learning progress throughout the semester and the editing of an essay are all parts of each course.
* First Year
The first year is divided into three terms. During the first workshop, the students have to take part and successfully pass the three compulsory courses of the study programme. During the second and third term students are expected to attend three out of four courses for each term, plus the compulsory simulation, in order to collect at least 30 ECTS learning credits.
* Second Year
All participants have to take part in the three annual courses of the core subjects Political Science, Economics and European Law. Participants are requested to submit assignments and to take an active part in all forum discussions offered by the experts in the core subjects. One of the core subjects is to be chosen as a specialised area of study.
After a reading and preparation phase from July on, the first workshop in September will offer an introduction to the annual courses in the core subjects. The experts will focus the discussion on questions which were raised during the first reading of the course material. This is followed by an intense e-learning phase with assignments, working papers and working groups in order to prepare the interdisciplinary courses during the intense workshop. The second workshop will take place in late autumn focusing on working groups on the core subjects and interdisciplinary lectures, co- and triple teaching and additional offers
Features of the Study Programme
* Online-Courses and discussion forums;
* Interdisciplinary subject blend: Political Science, Economics and EU Law;
* Workshops and intercultural seminars;
* Simulations, tests, written and oral exams;
* Organised visits to the EU and national institutions, dialogue with decision makers.
The project involves recognised experts with academic and practical backgrounds as teachers, tutors and researchers such as F. Bafoil (Sciences-Po, Paris), A. Inotai (Institute for World Economics, Budapest), I. Pernice (Walter Hallstein-Institute, Humboldt University, Berlin), W. Wessels (Jean Monnet Chair, University of
The working language is English.
9700 for two years
This amount covers course materials, the educational and technical support, the use of the special internet workspace and boarding and lodging during the workshops in the different European capitals. Travel costs shall be paid by the participants.
Independently or in Groups
A limited number of scholarships is available.
The Centre International de Formation Europeenne (CIFE) is a private, non-profit making international organisation. It was founded in 1954 with the aim to train professionals and citizens in the subject of a united Europe. CIFE offers postgraduate university courses, summer university programmes and an online Master programme in EU Studies. It organises seminars and conferences and publishes a quarterly review and various publications. Every year, CIFE offers summer university courses in different Eastern European countries and in Turkey. Topics cover different European matters.