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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 with  various backgrounds (Economics, International Relations, Politics, History, Sociology, Law, Humanities) determined to enhance and deepen their knowledge and expertise in European integration, 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 highly educated specialists, able to work in the fields of foreign policy and international relations, management of EU funds, as well as in domestic policy-making. OBJECTIVES Analysing issues of international relations and European studies (IRES) in the context of the political, economic and social changes and challenges that take place globally and, in particular, at the European level; Developing a thorough understanding of the theoretical approaches in the IRES field, as well as the ability to use them in the study of the political, economic and legal system of the European Union 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.
WHO CAN APPLY This MA programme is suitable for students specialising in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Public Administration, as well as those interested in History, Law, Humanities, Political Geography.  There are no pre-requisites for enrolling in this programme.
LEARNING OUTCOMES On completion of this MA, students will: have developed a broad and detailed knowledge of the EU’s relations with its Eastern European partners, the post-Soviet space and Russia; have enhanced their understanding of the EU’s international presence; be able to connect conceptual debates and empirical analyses of the EU’s external role, internationally and regionally.
CURRICULUM This MA is structured over two academic years / four semesters, 120 ECTS credits, including mandatory and optional courses, in line with the most up-to-date MA programmes in European Studies. The MA will be completed upon writing and defending 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 in the MA in European Studies and the Eastern Neighbourhood of the EU, the applicants must possess a legally recognized BA Degree or equivalent title in any academic field, obtained upon the completion of the undergraduate level of academic education (minimum 3 years of study).  Since the entire activity relating to the programme takes place in English, potential candidates should have a good command of English (at least the European level B2). Number of places: • 20 state-funded places (for EU citizens) • 25 places with tuition fee (4.500 lei/year/ EU citizens; 2.070 Euro/year/ non-EU citizens) Admission period:  July  & September for EU Citizens. For non-EU citizenes the admission period is between May 1st and September 1st. Information about the admission process: Registration for EU citizens Registration for non-EU citizens Registration for Romanian citizens
CAREER PERSPECTIVES The programme will facilitate the integration of its graduates in politics or diplomacy, by providing specific career orientation, and will develop 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: public institutions at the national level: Presidency, Parliament, Government, ministries and other agencies public institutions at the local level: county prefectures, county councils, local councils, local executive bodies and agencies regional development agencies and other institutions at the regional level EU institutions: the Commission, the Parliament, other institutions and agencies the diplomatic service (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European External Action Service, NATO, OSCE, Council of Europe etc.) education and research institutions think-tanks and NGOs private firms and consultancies foreign organizations the media

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WHY THE CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES? The CES ensures the continuation of the bachelor/ undergraduate studies through accredited MA programmes, completing the 3 + 2 university cycle (bachelor’s + master’s); Our programmes are in line with the academic offer advanced by other well-established universities in the European Union; More than 2000 MA students have graduated from the CES since its creation (autumn 2001), and our graduates have constantly been recruited by top-level public and private institutions, in Romania and abroad. As our academic programmes are interdisciplinary, the students have the opportunity to work with academics and researchers from various fields; The skills associated with our programmes complement those acquired during the undergraduate studies, improving our students’  perspectives on the labour market; The students can benefit from scholarships, campus lodging, internships abroad, access to documentation; Books, journals and online resources are provided by our own library and the European Documentation Centre; The CES organises conferences,  seminars, discussion sessions on a continuous basis, actively involving the students into scientific research; Interested students can participate in the CES research projects, facilitating their access to doctoral studies; Find more about CES here Useful information for international students:     Campus Map, Cost of Living, Meals, Medical Services, Facilities for Special Needs Students, Sports and Leisure Facilities, Main Local Events, City of Iaşi, Extra Mural Activities, (read more)
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:  |        Academic coordinator:  Lect.univ.dr. Teodor Lucian MOGA, Phone: + int. 2551 e-mail:
Organised by: Centre for European Studies, Faculty of Law - Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania Qualification: Master's degree in European Studies and the Eastern Neighbourhood of the EU Programme starts: October Duration of the programme: 2 years, 120 ECTS Accreditation: Romanian Ministry of National Education Total places: 20 state-funded places (for EU citizens) & 25 places with tuition fee (3.500 Lei/year/ EU citizens; 2.070 Euro/year/ non-EU citizens)
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