TEMPUS Joint Project - Curricular Reform (JPCR) – 2012-3004/001/001

Description of the master studies

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The studies will last 2 academic years (4 semesters). The value of the studies will be 120 ECTS (30 ECTS per semester). The last semester will be dedicated to students’ research and preparation of Master thesis as its result.



After completing all obligations (120 ECTS) the student achieves the academic title: 1) Master in European Studies and EU Foreign Relations (first specialisation) or 2) Master in European Studies, Good Governance and Human Rights (second specialisation).



The EUNEG curriculum consists of nine (9) mandatory courses and eight (8) optional courses (5 for 1st specialisation and 3 for the 2nd specialisation), which are proposed as a basis for further elaboration, namely:


Mandatory courses:

1. Legal and political system of the EU

2. EU system in the field of justice and home affairs

3. Public services management and EU standards on good governance

4. Democracy and European integration - achievements and shortcomings

5. Regional development and economic planning in the EU

6. EU foreign, security and defence policies

7. EU neighbourhood policy

8. Legal aspects of economic relations between the EU and its Eastern European neighbours

9. Legal measures and procedures for fighting corruption

10. Legal aspects of business contracts between EU and non-EU enterprises


Optional courses:

Specialisation I: Particular aspects of Russia, Ukraine and Moldova cooperation with the EU 

11.-13. Cooperation in the fields of education, culture and science between Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and the EU 

14. Cooperation with EU concerning migration, asylum and combating crime (common syllabus with specific parts concerning Russia, Ukraine and Moldova)

15. Territorial and cross-border cooperation of Russia, Ukraine and Moldova with the EU (common syllabus with specific parts concerning Russia, Ukraine and Moldova)


Specialisation II: Good governance’s theory and practice, discrimination and human rights

16. Local and region governance, democracy and the role of citizens in EU and in partner country (common syllabus with specific parts concerning Russia, Ukraine and Moldova) 

17. Domestic and international procedures for the victims of discrimination and violation of human rights (common syllabus with specific parts concerning Russia, Ukraine and Moldova)

18. Promoting and implementing democratic principles and human rights standards in EU and partner countries (common syllabus with specific parts concerning Russia, Ukraine and Moldova)



Student workload: The workload will be carefully assessed; the estimated time required for completing obligations of one course will match the number of ECTS for this course (1 ECTS includes approximately 25-30 hours of student work). Students’ obligations are: active participation, written essay as result of research, oral exam and preparation of Master thesis.

Active participation: The students will be motivated for active participation in the courses, and for seminars and panel discussions as well.

Research: will be employed for the preparation of students’ obligations and of the essay and Master thesis in particular.

Teaching material: selected books, articles, readings, computer produced sources, Internet sources.

Teaching methods: EUNEG didactical approach will be elaborated; based on modern approaches; stimulation of discussion and of presentations of students, inter-action between students, and teaching with the computer supported sources. EUNEG didactical manual will be prepared.

Marking: The mark of each course will be composed by the following elements:

- Regular and active participation in the course 10 %

- One essay on the topic agreed upon with the teacher, as a result of research work and oral presentation of its content to the class 30 %

- Oral exam 60 %.