Cooperation and conflict in Europe: current theory and research

Master’s level
7.5 credits (ECTS)


This course lays the theoretical foundation for a
broad interdisciplinary and problem-oriented approach to European
integration. The aim is to increase the theoretical understanding of
legal, political, economic, and social aspects of the European
integration process by bringing forward different disciplinary insights
and understandings of current European phenomena.

You will learn about the institutions, processes, practices and problems of European integration as well as gain an overview of, and an ability to critically reflect on and discuss, orally and in written form, current theory and research on processes of European integration. The course is based on thematic lectures, seminars and student’s presentations.

Prerequisites and selection


Admission to the course requires a Bachelor’s degree (180 credits) or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years documented full time work experience in the field of European Affairs, in a wide sense, as well as current full time employment in this field. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

After graduation

After this course you are able to for example:

  • Demonstrate the ability to formulate and argue for relevant research problems within the field of European integration.
  • Demonstrate the ability to present and argue for their own analytical findings orally and in written form.

Exchange opportunities