The Postgraduate Certificate in EU Policy Making is a blended-learning programme that combines 5 EU Modules online courses (e-learning) with the Inter-University Summer School (face-to-face). This year, we will exceptionally organise the summer school in synchronous online format during the same period 6th to 17th July 2020. Students are offered the flexibility of taking this EU studies postgrad certificate in a 1-year or a 2-year track.
The 5 EU Modules are taught entirely through online learning, using enquiry-based learning as guiding method, by placing the students at the core of the learning process while the instructors’ role is to present them with puzzles and guide them throughout the process. The Postgraduate Certificate programme involves self-study, written assignments, group discussions, communication with peers and tutors, support, and continuous feedback. All students get access to the online courses for a period of 12 months, the entire duration of the programme.
Current students can access the courses by logging in to the Canvas portal here.
The 5 EU modules are the following (click for more details):
- History and Theories of European Integration (First Term, September – December, 4 ECTS)
- European Union Institutions (First Term, September-December, 4 ECTS)
- European Union Decision-making and Law (Second Term, February – April, 4 ECTS)
- European Public Policy Analysis (Second Term, February – April, 4 ECTS)
- European Union Foreign Affairs (Second Term, February – April, 4 ECTS)
Furthermore, as of the academic year 2019-2020, the following elective courses are available:
The Summer School is an integral part of the 25 ECTS Postgraduate Certificate programme. It plays a complementary role, in that it offers an in-depth analysis of the institutional set-up and decision-making process in the European Union. Moreover, the summer school provides students with the opportunity to simulate the negotiation process in the European Council, which is an excellent exercise that prepares students for a career in and around the EU institutions.
This year, we will exceptionally organise the summer school in synchronous online format during the same period 6th to 17th July 2020.
Check out the Summer School Website for more indepth information about the programme of the Summer School.