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MA in European Economic Studies (MEES)


Course Description

The economics programme offers:

- Incisive analysis of the important economic and business issues of Europe.
- Wide range of courses taught by top academics.
- Inside views on how Europe works from senior policy officials and business persons.
- Workshops and seminars run by experienced practitioners.
- Practical skill development, ranging from debating techniques to empirical statistical methods.
- 80% of students find jobs in EU institutions, multinational companies or national governments.

You can choose any of the following:

MA in European Economic Studies (MEES).
European Economic Integration and Business (EEIB).
Option European Law and Economic Analysis (ELEA) under certain conditions.
Option European Public Policy Analysis (EPPA) under certain conditions.

MA in European Economic Studies

The European Economic Studies programme is open to students with an academic background in economics. The workload and analytical demands on the students are high. In the first semester, students take five compulsory courses on European Integration.

In the second semester, students take one compulsory course and choose four courses from ten options.

Students must also write a Master's Thesis.

In addition, they follow European General Studies in both semesters.

Why choose the MA in European Economic Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges?

- The programme provides an in-depth specialisation in the Economics of the EU.
- It combines theory with empirical analysis and case studies to provide students with unique insights into the actual functioning of the EU.
- All courses are taught by distinguished academics and/or public officials with extensive track record on EU issues.
- It offers a comprehensive coverage of European economic integration: process, policies, market functioning and regulation.
- It follows and assesses critically current developments and problems in Europe. Students learn to use theory to understand and evaluate EU issues.

Study Programme

All courses combine economic analysis with empirical assessment and critical in-depth reviews of EU policies and, where relevant, of the European economy in general. The programme focuses on European economic policies, but several courses also examine extensively the implications for business strategy.

Introductory Courses

The Department organises an intensive refresher course in intermediate micro- and macro-economics and French before the start of the academic year.

Compulsory Courses

In the first semester, students take five compulsory courses on European Integration: European Economic Integration, European Institutions and European Union Law, Economic Institutions and Policies of the EU Internal Market, and an Introduction to Quantitative Methods. In the second semester, students follow one compulsory course on European Macroeconomic Policy.

Optional Courses

In the second semester, students choose four courses from ten options. These explore many of the policy areas and issues in European economic integration in greater detail and at an advanced level of economic analysis which is combined with empirical application and evaluation.

Compact seminars

Two compact seminars will be offered in the second semester on specific topics. Attendance is voluntary.

European General Studies Programme

All College students participate in the European General Studies Programme.

Thesis

Students must also write a Master’s Thesis.

The College of Europe reserves the right to modify its academic programmes at all times.

Entry Requirements

See website for details

Course Fees

https://www.coleurope.eu/page-ref/fees-scholarships-1


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