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 1100 lei/ per semester.

Presentation

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.

What will I study?

  1. Analysis of Foreign Policy
  2. Transnational Corporations and Global Capitalism
  3. Diplomacy and Negotiations
  4. Public International Law
  5. Rights, Liberties and Identities in Europe
  6. World Economy
  7. Regional Economy
  8. Ethics in International Relations
  9. European Governance
  10. The EU Institutions
  11. Integration and fiscal policies of the European Union
  12. Political parties and organizations in the European Union
  13. Romania’s Foreign Policy
  14. Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union
  15. EU Policies
  16. EU policy processes
  17. Decision-making in the European Union
  18. Romania and European integration
  19. Research Trends in International Relations
  20. Theory of International Relations

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. Classes are held in the afternoon, in the center of Bucharest.

Terms of enrollment

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic essay (5-10 typed pages), in Romanian, English or French.  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

Competencies

Cognitive and instrumental skills

  • Knowledge of the European Union’s functioning in terms of institution building and public policy making process, and the ability to work / act on specific policy and institutional context of the EU.
  • Knowledge of key moments in the evolution of the EU and of the theories of European integration process, developing the ability to assess the current EU political processes.
  • Knowledge of basic concepts related to the actors and the structure of international relations, international environment and the main theories in the field, and the ability to analyze the specific manifestations of states in international relations.
  • Knowledge of the economic aspects of European integration and the ability to analyze the impact of integration on fiscal policies of the Member States.
  • Knowledge of the European economic policies and the ability to assess the impact of the Single Market on the business environment.
  • Knowledge of specialized terminology for transnational corporations and theories about the relationship between the state and corporations in order to investigate the influence that corporations exert over the host.
  • Knowledge of the structure and functioning of the international financial and economic institutions and the ability to identify risks and threats that are being faced by world economy.
  • Knowledge of international legal phenomenon through the mechanisms and principles of development and enforcement of international regulations, as well as knowledge of the relationship between domestic and international law, thus developing the ability to analyze the facts of bureaucratic and institutional environment in order to develop legal solutions covering actual case files.
  • Knowledge of basic concepts and theories of foreign policy analysis and the ability to interpret the fundamental documents of foreign and security policy decision.
  • The ability to use knowledge of policies, regulations and national, international and European legal instruments in order to analyze, assess, settle and make recommendations for specific economic, social or political situations.
  • The ability to research and create links between theories or phenomena targeting European policies and to develop original ideas regarding this subject.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to establish and develop relationships of communication, partnerships and cooperation with persons, institutions, mass – media, NGOs.
  • Ability to work in groups, to communicate and negotiate with other individuals or groups to advocate their own clear and consistent positions, namely to give a public speech.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain functional work relationships in a multicultural and pluralistic society based on mutual trust, empathy and communication, in the spirit of respect for the dignity of all persons, regardless their ethnicity, nationality, religion or race, gender, lifestyle or disability.
  • Use and presentation of information, views and concepts in a concise, well-structured and interesting form to a wide audience.
  • Solving everyday problems in a non-discriminatory and non-confrontational way, based on negotiation and dialogue.
  • Leadership qualities and the ability to perform tasks under stress.
  • Expertise, consulting, public relations, administrative and managerial positions in the following areas:
  • Research and Policy Analysis of International Environment
  • Teaching and training (schools, universities, adult education programs, ad-hoc training).

Systemic and decisional skills

  • Ability to anticipate needs, issues and developments in the European and international scene.
  • Ability to identify strategic issues and systemic problems, and to establish priorities.
  • Recognizing, understanding and developing the ability to think of solutions in order to influence the complexities and regional, national, European and global inter-and intra-dependencies.
  • Ability to make decisions under conditions of uncertainty and incomplete information.
  • Ability to use information and communications technology, in professional or research activities and in everyday life.

Employment opportunities

  • Institutions and agencies of international organizations (UN, EU, NATO, OSCE, Council of Europe, World Bank, IMF, WTO, etc.);
  • International Relations and European activities;
  • National public institutions and governmental agencies (public consultation and decision-making positions).
  • Transnational Corporations
  • Projects funded by European transnational corporations, SMEs, NGOs, media