In the first semester students have to take one core course in the field of European Politics and External Relations and the course Transnational Politics. This course presents a distinctive story about the development of politics in the 21st century. Students also choose two relevant electives from a list of approximately 20 electives (topics change every academic year).
In the second semester students select a research project (30 ECTS credits) on a topic relevant to the field of European Politics and External Relations.
- In Part I (Thesis Seminars) students focus on core theory and common substantive literature and on research design within a programme that exposes them to a range of research methods.
- In Part II students concentrate on writing their thesis.
The final Master's thesis is a report on primary or secondary research carried out by the student as part of the research project. The thesis should be between 20,000 and 25,000 words long.
Transnational PoliticsPeriod 16
Free-choice electives: Non-compulsory methodological trainingPeriod 4—
Specialisation course European Politics and External RelationsPeriod 16
Restricted-choice electives: Master Electives EPERPeriod 2Period 318
Restricted-choice electives: ThesisPeriod 4Period 5Period 630