PEE – European Politics and Economy

This program is addressed to university graduates under Bologna system (3 years) or to those who graduated from long term university study programs (4 years).

Form of study: full time, 2 years, 120 ECTS


For non-subsidized places from the state budget, the tuition fee is 1.100 RON/ per semester.


This Master programme was approved by the Minister of Education, Research and Youth, no. 3628/2008, published in Official Gazette no. 721/ 2008.



The Master Program of European Politics and Economy proposes an integrated view over the European continent. It addresses to people who wish to develop a career that will interlink politics with economy.

Within the nowadays society that is deals with both the benefits and risks and vulnerabilities that is exposed to due to the globalization phenomenon, the national and international political levels were always influenced by the economic development and vice versa. The Master Program proposes an interdisciplinary approach bringing together several areas of study regarding current society: economics, political science and international relations and European studies. In this sense, this Program allows its students to further develop their intellectual and practical skills with respect to the interaction of politics and economics in the increasingly global economy.

The Master degree also provides students with a research-active teaching environment which gives them a good grounding in the study of Social Science in general and International Political Economy in particular. Additionally, it offers a critical perspective of the interplay between structures and actors in the global economy, political systems and processes, individuals and the institutions of civil society.

These acquired skills can also be applied through the involvement of students in the activities developed within the Centre for European Studies, which is an integrated part of the National University.



Nr. crt. Subject Professor
1 Theory of International Relations Prof. univ. dr. Vasile Secǎreş
2 The EU Institutions Lect. univ. dr. Mihai Caradaicǎ
3 Theories of European Integration Prof. univ. dr. George Voicu
4 Policies of the European Union Lect. univ. dr. Nicolae Toderaş
5 Research Methodology in Social Sciences (optional) Lect. univ. dr. Ioana Melenciuc
6 European economic policies Lect. univ. dr. Bogdan Munteanu
7 European Integration and EU Fiscal Policies Prof. univ. dr. Daniel Dǎianu
8 Political Parties and Organizations in the European Union (optional) Prof. univ. dr. George Voicu
9 Security Studies (optional) Conf. univ. dr. Radu-Sebastian Ungureanu
10 European Governance (optional) Lect. univ. dr. Oana Ion
11 Introduction to political economics (optional) Conf. univ. dr. Mihai Cercel
12 International Public Law (optional) Lect. univ. dr. Gabriel Micu
13 World Economy Prof. univ. dr. Daniel Dǎianu
14 Political Processes of the European Union (optional) Prof. univ. dr. George Voicu
15 Public Diplomacy and Negotiations (optional) Prof. univ. dr. George Voicu
16 International Project Management


17 Employment and social policies Prof. univ. dr. Mihai Korka
18 Regional Economy Lect. univ. dr. Bogdan Munteanu
19 Ethics in International Relations (optional) Prof. univ. dr. Mihaela Miroiu
21 Introduction to evaluation (optional) Lect. univ. dr. Nicolae Toderaş
21 Practical Training Lect. univ. dr. Oana Ion
22 Methods and techniques for writing the graduation thesis Lect. univ. dr. Oana Ion


The curriculum includes both a number of compulsory courses which are designed to establish or cement concepts and fundamental principles and a number of optional courses from which students can choose those that best meet their interest areas. The curriculum informs students exactly how many courses they need to take each semester in order to accumulate 120 ECTS.


  1. Cognitive and instrumental competences
  2. Knowledge of the functioning of the European Union, in terms of institution building and carrying out public policies, and the ability to work / act in the specific policy and institutional framework of the EU.
  3. Knowledge of the key-moments within the evolution of the European construction and of the theories of the European integration process, thus developing the ability to assess the current EU political processes.
  4. Knowledge of basic concepts related to the actors and the structure of the International Relations system, the international environment and the main theories in the field of IR and the ability to analyze concrete manifestations of states in International Relations.
  5. Knowledge of the economic aspects of the European integration process and the ability to analyze the impact of integration on the fiscal and budgetary policies of the Member States.
  6. Knowledge of the characteristics of the European economic policies and the ability to assess the impact of the Single Market on the business environment.
  7. Knowledge of specialized terminology on transnational corporations and of the theories about the relationship between the state and corporations in order to be able to explore the influence that corporations exert on the host country.
  8. Knowledge of the structure and functioning of international financial and economic institutions and the capacity to identify the risks and threats facing the world economy.
  9. Knowledge of the international judicial phenomenon by assimilating the mechanisms and principles of developing and complying with international regulations, and by knowing the relationship between international and internal law, thus developing the ability to analyze facts of the bureaucratic and institutional environment and develop legal solutions to regulate specific cases.
  10. Knowledge of basic concepts and theories of foreign policy analysis and the ability to interpret fundamental documents for decisions on foreign policy and security issues.
  11. The ability to use the acquired knowledge about policies, regulations and national, international and European legal instruments in analyzing, evaluating, resolving and making recommendations on real economic, social or political cases.
  12. The ability to undertake research based on finding links between theories or phenomena that concern European public policies and thus develop original ideas upon them.


  1. Interpersonal competences
  2. The capacity to establish and develop contacts, partnerships and cooperation with individual and collective actors (public institutions, media, NGOs).
  3. The capacity to work in a group, to communicate and negociate with other individuals or groups, to present ones opinions in a clear and comprehensive manner and to hold a public speech.
  4. The ability to initiate and maintain good working relations in a multicultural and pluralistic context, based on the principle of respecting the dignity of persons, irrespective of their ethnic, national, religious or racial origin, gender, life style or disability.
  5. Use and present information, views and concepts in a concise, well-structured and interesting way for a variety of audiences.
  6. Solve daily problems in a non-discriminatory and non-conflicting way, based on negotiations and dialogue.
  7. Leadership qualities and the ability to perform tasks in stressful situations.


  1. Systemic and decisional competences
  2. The ability to anticipate needs, problems and evolutions on the national, European and global arena.
  3. The ability to identify strategic issues, systemic problems and set priorities.
  4. Recognize and understand the interrelations and complexities within and in-between the regional, national, European or international spheres and develop the ability to design solutions that may influence those aspects.
  5. The ability to take decisions within uncertain and asymmetric information environments.
  6. The ability to use information and communications technologies, both in the professional or research activities and in everyday life.



  1. Expertise, consultancy, public relations, administrative and managerial positions in the following areas:
  • International institutions, agencies and other organizations (UN, EU, NATO, OSCE, Council of Europe, World Bank, IMF, WTO etc.)
  • International and European affairs
  • National public institutions and government agencies
  • Political organizations
  • European projects, Transnational corporations, SMEs, NGOs, Media
  1. Socio-economic and political research and analysis
  2. Teaching and training (schools, universities, adult education centers, ad-hoc training programmes).



Admission is based on:

  • Application file (necessary documents)
  • Academic Essay (5-10 pages), written in Romanian, English or French. A certificate attesting knowledge of English is not a requirement. The admission essay is on a topic of your choice, preferably a case study from the following thematic areas:
    • Theory of International Relations
    • European Institutions
    • European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Process
    • Negotiation: Theory and Practice in International relations
    • Political Parties and Organizations in the European Union
    • Transnational Corporations
    • Actors in the international system – case studies
    • Geopolitics and Geo-economics
    • Political Processes in the European Union
  • Interview.


To assist you, we have created a guide for the elaboration of the academic essay. Within the essay there can be cited 2 or 3 papers from the bibliography, with the mention that the bibliography is not restrictive, rather indicative.



By submitting the online pre-enrolment form, DRIIE 2017 candidates are given the opportunity to benefit from:

  • academic online tutoring on writing the examination essay (at the request of candidates);
  • bibliographical recommendations and specialized resources in electronic form and printed output for the admission exam;
  • professional guidance and counselling within the domains covered by the MA programmes offered by DRIIE;
  • information about the events organized by DRIIE such as debates, conferences, roundtables, book launches, educational fairs, lectures open to the public, tutoring activities with teachers from the Department, etc.


Online pre-enrolment form for master’s programmes 2017 – 2019 is available at:


TUITION FEE – 2.200 RON/ year

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