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European Integration: Current Research and Theory

Course
Master’s level
10 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-17657
Tuition
Full education cost: 14 167 SEK
First payment: 14 167 SEK

Summary

This course will provide you with a deeper understanding of European integration. You will study and critically analyse current research findings in the field of European Studies. Having finished the course, you will be able to critically reflect on and analyse current theory and research on processes of European integration.

About

This course
lays the theoretical foundation for a broad interdisciplinary and
problem-oriented approach to the legal, political, economic and social aspects
of European integration. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the historical
development of the institutions, organization, processes and practices of the
European Union. By critically analysing current research in different European
Studies disciplines, you will learn how theoretical research findings can be
applied to real practical problems arising from the process of European
integration.

 

The course
provides an overview of current theory and research on processes of European
integration and students will learn to critically reflect on and discuss this
research. 

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

The entry requirements for the course is a Bachelor?s degree of 180 credits, with a minimum of 90 credits in consecutive courses in a social sciences discipline or equivalent. Students at the Law programme are also eligible the course after three years of studies (180 credits, equivalent of a bachelor degree). 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.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.

After graduation

Once you have finished the course, you will have in-depth knowledge about the European Union and the process of European
integration. You will be able to formulate and argue for interesting research
problems and apply European integration theories from different disciplines to
empirical cases. You will be able to navigate current research on European
integration, critically reflect on such research, and improve your own writing
and oral presentation skills.