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The MA in European Studies and the Eastern Neighbourhood of the EU represents a unique and innovative programme, taught in English which addresses a wide range of students from different backgrounds (Economics, International Relations, Politics, History, Sociology, Culture and Civilisations) determined to enhance and deepen their knowledge and expertise in European integration processes, as well as in the EU’s international affairs (with a special focus on the Eastern Neighbourhood of the EU).
The MA aims at training specialists with higher education to conduct their activities in the area of foreign policy and international relations, accessing and managing European funds as well as within the domestic policy- making field. OBJECTIVES Analysing issues of international relations and European studies (IRES) in the context of political, economic and social changes and challenges that take place globally and, in particular, at the European level; Developing the ability to use integration theories in the study of the political, economic and legal system of the European Union, as well as a thorough understanding of the theoretical approaches in the IRES field; Understanding the operating system of the European Union, as well as the EU’s decision-making process in relation to Central and Eastern Europe, the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia; Assessing the (geo)political and economic context within the defined space.
WHO CAN APPLY This MA programme is suitable for students specialising in the International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Public Administration, as well as those interested in History, Law, Political geography.  There are no pre-requisites for enrolling for this programme. 
LEARNING OUTCOMES On completion of this MA, students will: have developed both a broad and a detailed knowledge of the EU’s relations with Eastern European partners, post-Soviet space and Russia; have enhanced their understanding of the EU’s international presence; be able to relate current conceptual debates to the empirical analysis of the EU’s external role internationally and regionally.
CURRICULUM This MA is structured over two academic years / four semesters, 120 ECTS credits, including compulsory and optional subjects in line with the most up-to-date MAs in European Studies. The MA will be completed upon writing and presenting a dissertation paper in English (5 ECTS). The proposed research topics will chiefly focus on the EU’s relations with Central and Eastern Europe, the Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia. For more details courses and teaching staff click here.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS In order to enrol for the MA in European Studies and the Eastern Neighbourhood of the EU, the applicants must possess a BA Degree or any equivalent title obtained abroad, legally recognized, in any field of study. Since the programme is taught in English, potential candidates should have a good command of English which meets at least the European level B2. Number of places: • 25 state-funded places (for EU citizens) • 25 places with tuition fee (1.000 Euro/year/ EU citizens; 2.000 Euro/year/ non-EU citizens) Admission period:  16-21 July 2018 & 10-12 September Information about admission process: Registration for EU citizens Registration for non-EU citizens Registration for Romanian citizens and ethnics
CAREER PERSPECTIVES The MA programme facilitates the integration of its graduates in politics or diplomacy, by providing specific counselling and analysis, as well as develops a well-trained professional body of officials in the fields of international relations and European affairs. The career opportunities target a wide range of institutions, such as: national public institutions (central institutions: Presidency, Parliament, Government, ministries; local institutions: prefectures, municipalities, local and county councils) or supranational, at European level (European Commission, Council of the European Union, etc.), education and research, diplomacy (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European External Action Service, NATO, OSCE, Council of Europe etc.), think-tanks, consulting firms in European project and programmes management, NGOs, private companies, regional development agencies, chambers of commerce and industries, representations of foreign organizations and mass-media.
CONTACT Centre for European Studies  Faculty of Law  Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași  Bulevardul Carol I, nr. 19, Iasi - 700507, Romania   Phone 0040.232.201.318; Fax 0040.232.201.318   e-mail:  | WHY THE CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES? •	The CES ensures the continuation of the bachelor’s studies through accredited master’s programmes, completing the 3 + 2 university cycle (bachelor’s + master’s); •	The study programmes have been elaborated based on similar European programmes organised by others universities in the European Union; •	The programmes are interdisciplinary, offering students the opportunity to work with professors and researchers from various fields;  •	The programmes offer complementary skills to those acquired during the bachelor studies, ensuring increased opportunities for students on the labour market, many of our graduates being employed by the European institutions, public local and national institutions etc.;  •	Our students can benefit from scholarships, campus lodging, internships abroad, access to documentation;  •	Documentary resources are provided by our own library and the European Documentation Centre; •	CSE organises debates, conferences, scientific communication sessions on a continuous basis, aimed at involving the students in an active way; •	Interested students can participate in the CES research projects, facilitating their access to doctoral studies; •	Starting with the 2001-2002 academic year, 14 series of master’s students have graduated (about 2000 graduates), the programmes having a high level of interest among the students as well as among the professionals which are confronted with the need for skills in the field of European studies in the labour market. Useful information for international students (read more)

MA programme


Academic coordinator:  Lect.univ.dr. Teodor Lucian MOGA, Phone: + int. 2551 e-mail:
Organised by: Centre for European Studies - Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania Qualification: Master's degree in European Studies and the Eastern Neighbourhood of the EU Programme starts: October 2018 Duration of the programme: 2 years, 120 ECTS Accreditation: Romanian Ministry of National Education Total places: 25 state-funded places (for EU citizens) & 25 places with tuition fee (1.000 Euro/year/ EU citizens; 2.000 Euro/year/ non-EU citizens)