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CURRICULUM

The Executive Master in EU Studies - multidisciplinary and flexible

The  first year offers a range of compulsory and optional courses.

 

During the first academic year - over three study terms - we offer compulsory and elective courses.

Executive Curriculum EU Studies First year CIFE

 

The second year combines advanced teaching offers with a specialisation in either a research track or a professional track. 

Participants follow advanced courses and choose their specialisation in either a research track leading to a Master thesis or a professional track intensifying skills and competences.

Executive Master Curriculum Second Year CIFE Berlin

 


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During the second study year, participants follow advanced courses and choose one of the following tracks for their specialisation:

Participants opting for the professional track chose one specialisation course, intensify their skills and competences for the labour market and complete their studies with a final paper.

Participants opting for the research track acquire research and methodology methods and a attend a research colloquium that leads to a master thesis in their chosen field of interest.


Skills and competences training

Participants acquire skills and competences they need for the labour market.

Even if all course modules enrich the competences and expertise of the participants (see the details given in the course descriptions), the curriculum of the Executive Master in EU Studies contains a specific module designed exactly with the purpose of endowing the participants with a series of additional competences/capacities, resources and expertise, which are useful and at times decisive once they complete the programme and commit again full time to their professional career. The programme is indeed primarily designed for professionals who value the additional skills which such a module provides.

The module runs over two years of the Executive Master in EU Studies e.g.

  • negotiating within an international context 
  • drafting reports, position papers and policy briefs
  • planning, proposing and managing an international project 
  • identifying and balancing different interests
  • writing legal opinions and writs
  • presentation skills
  • working with media and journalists (press release, information cycle)
  • understanding the functioning of social media
  • improving skills in networking and job hunting

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Research and Methodology

Throughout the programme, we teach research and methology based on the best practices of the academic community. Participants acquire research and methodology methods with methodology classes, a weekend research colloquium and individual supervision with the members of our faculty. 

Please find here example of questions participants will answer while working on their master theses

  • what is a research question?
  • how do I develop a theoretical framework?
  • what is a hypothesis?
  • where do I find official data sources?
  • how do I write references?
  • how do I write a master thesis?

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Flexibility - research track or professional track 

In the second year, participants opting for the professional track chose one specialisation course, intensify their skills and competences for the labour market and complete their studies with a final paper.

Participants opting for the research track are taught research and methodology methods and a attend a research colloquium that leads to a master thesis in their chosen field of interest. An interdisciplinary approach is supported by our faculty.

The master programme is taught by internationally recognised experts. Individual guidance is one of the core elements of our programme during online phases and face-to-face workshops. During the last workshop  participants present and defend their master thesis in front of their supervisors and their peers.


Eight intensive weekend workshops - intercultural learning and experience

The face-to-face workshops in Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Nice, Rome and Vienna bring together participants and faculty in intensive teaching and skills workshops. CIFE organises briefings with experts working in governmental and policy-oriented institutions dealing with relevant EU-related issues in the given country. 

Please click here for the workshops dates.

E-learning platform "Ilias"

Have a look at the public area of our e-learning platform http://cife.iliasnet.de/start.php

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