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Programme Structure

The Executive Master in EU Studies is a two-year programme that take place online and on-site. Participants use our E-Campus and study with online courses, moderated fora, webinars, and instructional videos. The programme also includes intensive face-to-face weekend workshops in different European cities. Designed for professionals it allows the participants to study while pursuing their careers.

During the first academic year - over three study terms - we offer compulsory and elective courses focusing on fundamentals of European studies. Participants will also have a course on Fundamentals of Scientific Work. The second year combines advanced teaching offers in Political Science, Economics and EU Law with a specialization in either a research track leading to a Master thesis or a professional track intensifying skills and competences for the labour market and completing their studies with a final paper.


Overview of the Two Study Years

Executive Master Curriculum First Year CIFE Berlin

Executive Master Curriculum Second Year CIFE Berlin


First Year

The first year offers a range of compulsory and elective courses on European integration history, the EU institutional architecture, the EU in world politics, EU law, EU enlargement, the political economy of energy transitions, sustainable development and more. To learn about fundamentals of European studies will form the basis for the courses in the second year. The learning outcome will be enlarged by interdisciplinary sessions by experts of different disciplines.  

Throughout the whole programme, participants will also acquire skills and competences, resources and expertise, which are useful for their professional careers. This includes for example negotiating within an international context, drafting reports, position papers and policy briefs, presentation skills, working with media and journalists (press release, information cycle), or writing legal opinions and writs.

Second Year

The second year of the Executive Master in EU Studies starts with Advanced courses in the disciplines Political Science, Economics and EU Law. Participants then specialize in one discipline and have the possibility to either choose the professional track, intensify their skills and competences for the labour market and leading to a final paper, or the research track where research and methodology methods lead to a Master thesis in their chosen field of interest.

In the course Project Cycle Management and Logical Framework Approach, participants will learn to plan, propose and manage an international project.