CIFE’s Executive Master in EU Studies is a multi-disciplinary two-year (60 ECTS) curriculum, which offers flexible study paths and methods for professionals, postgraduates and officials who are pursuing their careers at the same time.
Our participants receive structured knowledge of EU fundamentals and a focus on selected priority issues for an in-depth understanding and future-oriented approach to EU integration. With more than 10 years of experience in blended learning, we offer teaching, research and professional skills training combining e-learning, face-to-face workshops and individual supervision for best learning outcomes.
The first year offers a range of compulsory and optional courses in EU history, political science, economics, EU law, lobbying, sustainable development and more.
The second year combines high level teaching in the chosen specialisation with either a research track, leading to a Master’s thesis or a professional track, intensifying skills and competences for the labour market.
Throughout the programme, we teach research and methodology based on best practices of the academic community. Additionally, we offer skills and competences training such as a Council negotiation and ECJ simulation, cross-country comparative statistics, policy briefs, economic analyses and legal memos, opinions and writs as well as project management, public speaking, presentation and debate.
Successful participants receive the title of Chargé de mission en organisations européennes et internationales (Policy Officer in European and International organisations), officially recognised by the French state as well as the Executive Master in EU Studies awarded by CIFE.
The Executive Master offers state-of-the-art blended learning through interactive online courses with moderated fora, regular teaching and recap webinars, own instructional videos and individual supervision online.
Our 8 intensive weekend workshops in Berlin, Budapest, Brussels, Nice, Rome and Vienna bring together participants and faculty in intensive teaching and skills workshops. CIFE organises briefings with experts working in governmental and policy-oriented institutions dealing with relevant EU-related issues in the given country.
CIFE‘s faculty brings together some of Europe’s most renowned academics and practitioners in their fields, contributing latest research and real-life insights from the living practice of the EU.
Deadline for application: September 5, 2018. The participation fee is 4900€ per year and covers academic guidance, a virtual campus, technical support as well as board and lodging during the weekend workshops.
A limited number of partial scholarships is available. The next academic year begins in October 2018.
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The Digital Cultures and Industries Track within the MA in Global Communications offers an innovative and interdisciplinary focus on the central importance of digital technologies in today’s world. The Digital Cultures and Industries track helps students to meet the challenge of a world in flux with a suite of up-to-the-minute critical and practical courses that can be tailored to different career pathways.
Students graduate with a stellar profile: theoretical sophistication, skills-based mastery in key domains, and practical experience in global communications.
As a student of the Digital Cultures and Industries Track, you will acquire in-depth knowledge of theories, contexts and practices of digital media as well as their relationship to global cultures and communications industries. Building on a solid base of critical thought around the rise of digital media and current global debates, you can take on specialized topics such as mobile media, the new app economy, data and algorithmic cultures and digital advocacy.
To put ideas into action, choose from hands-on courses teaching skills such as data analysis and visualization, social media strategy, digital writing, multimedia storytelling, visual design and coding. Learning from digital media scholars and industry professionals alike, you are primed with the critical and practical skills and emerging literacies required to thrive and adapt in a transforming digital world.
Students pursuing this track may come from various backgrounds of work and study – advertising and PR, design and film, sociology, anthropology and psychology, writing and journalism – or be interested in pursuing careers in those fields. Whichever their individual talents, the Digital Cultures and Industries track prepares students for professional careers at the changing face of communications or further graduate study in emerging fields.
As a student, you will benefit from hands-on fieldwork and research development as you gain professional skills throughout the duration of your studies. This, together with the rigorous academic training, can lead to jobs in companies across the world. You will be well-prepared to pursue a career in a range of sectors and organization types, including corporations, non-governmental organizations, start-ups, nonprofits and family businesses. View career results for graduates of the MA in Global Communications program.
The MA in Global Communications encourages students to take their education beyond the classroom. Your learning experience is deepened by the opportunity of immersive practica and study trips where you will come into contact with experts in the field. Whether networking with communications professionals in New York or London, developing sustainable initiatives in India, or experiencing nation branding in Iceland or cultural heritage in Morocco, or we are committed to putting theory into practice.