Bachelor’s Degree

International Relations and European Studies
DescriptionCurriculum valid beginning with the academic year 2016-2017Career Opportunities

 Ipoza_3nternational Relations and European Studies is a BA programme whose aim is to train skilled experts in international relations and European studies who could work in specialized institutions at European, national, regional or local level. In order to achieve this goal, the programme is built on an inter, multi and trans-disciplinary foundation. Therefore, the curriculum of this BA programme includes courses from the sphere of international relations (history of international relations, political science, European institutions, public policies, political parties), law (international law, European Union law), research in social and political studies, international organizations, globalization, EU policies, EU governance, alongside economics courses, e.g. basic concepts, principles, quantitative methods and processes, management, marketing, etc.

 

The curriculum also focuses on foreign languages, communication and public relations, information technology, writing official documents and professional internships.

The BA in International Relations and European Studies aims primarily at helping students understand international relations within the European Union, by providing them with pertinent information concerning European affairs, the European construction and the evolution and concepts of international relations.

The curriculum of this BA programme is modelled after that of similar programmes provided by top European universities.

International Relations and European Studies in English, as a higher education programme, trains skilled professionals with a remarkable command of English in the field of European integration, being, from this point of view, deeply involved in the process of European construction and governance.

The graduates of this BA programme have the opportunity of working in a variety of fields: in Romanian ministries, EU administration, other institutions, committees, commissions, workgroups collaborating with the European Union, public administration in Romania or in other EU countries, regional development agencies, NGOs, and in private corporations as experts in international relations.

Our graduates’ training as experts in international relations and European studies will enable them to manage European affairs, to work in the field of political science, to participate in the implementation and evaluation of EU-funded projects as financial administrators, to work as advisers for various socio-professional organizations in matters of international relations and European studies.

Curriculum valid beginning with the academic year 2016-2017
 
BABEŞ-BOLYAI UNIVERSITY CLUJ-NAPOCA
FACULTY OF EUROPEAN STUDIES
Specialization: International Relations and European Studies
Language of Instruction: English
Title of graduate: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and European Studies
Duration of studies: 6 semesters
Type of enrolment: full time
 Field: International Relations and European Studies
I. REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING THE BACHELOR DEGREE
180 de credite:
   144 ECTS credits for compulsory courses, of which 6 for a foreign language (2 semesters)
   36 ECTS credits for the optional courses
And:
3 ECTS credits for internship
20 ECTS credits for the bachelor exmaination

 

1st YEAR, 1st SEMESTER
CODE COURSE NAME ECTS credits No. of hours/week Study hours Assessment Course type
C S LP F I T E C VP
SLE0001 History of European Integration 5 2 1 0 3 6 9 E     DF
SLE0125 Information Technology Applied to Social Sciences 3 1 1 0 2 3 5   C   DS
SLE0003 Introduction to the Study of International Relations 5 2 1 0 3 6 9 E     DF
SLE0098 Principles of Economics 5 2 1 0 3 6 9 E     DS
SLE0095 Europe: History and Modernity 5 2 1 0 3 6 9 E     DS
SLE0005_ Institutional Communication in the EU 4 1 2 0 3 4 7   C   DS
SLX0001 Modern Language Applied to the Public Sector (I) – 1 3 0 0 2 2 3 5   C   DC
YLU0011 Sports 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 2     VP DC
TOTAL   30 10 7 4 21 34 55 4 3 1  
                                       
1st YEAR, 2nd SEMESTER
CODE COURSE NAME ECTS credits No. of hours/week Study hours Assessment Course type
C S LP F I T E C VP
SLE0006 EU Institutions 6 2 2 0 4 7 11 E     DS
SLE0004 History of International Relations 6 2 1 0 3 8 11 E     DF
SLE0081 Qualitative Research Methods 5 1 2 0 3 6 9 E     DS
SLE0014_ Introduction to Political Sciences 5 2 1 0 3 6 9 E     DF
SLE0022_ European Idea. Introduction to European Studies 5 2 1 0 3 6 9 E     DS
SLX0002 Modern Language Applied to the Public Sector (I) – 2 3 0 0 2 2 3 5   C   DC
SLE0012_ Internship (90 hours) 3 0 0 0 0 5 5     VP DS
YLU0012 Sports 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 2     VP DC
TOTAL   33 9 7 4 20 41 61 5 1 2  

 

2nd YEAR, 3rd SEMESTER
CODE COURSE NAME ECTS credits No. of hours/week Study hours Assessment Course type
C S LP F I T E C VP
SLE0085 Global Economics 5 2 1 0 3 6 9 E     DF
SLE0015_ Contemporary Political Ideologies 5 2 1 0 3 6 9 E     DS
SLE0017 Decision-Making Process in the EU 5 2 1 0 3 6 9 E     DS
SLE0099 International Organizations 3 1 2 0 3 2 5 E     DS
SLX0003 Elective Course 1 4 2 1 0 3 4 7   C   DS
SLX0005 Elective Course 2 4 2 1 0 3 4 7   C   DS
SLX0007 Elective Course 3 4 2 1 0 3 4 7   C   DS
TOTAL   30 13 8 0 21 32 53 4 3 0  
                                       
2nd YEAR, 4th SEMESTER
CODE COURSE NAME ECTS credits No. of hours/week Study hours Assessment Course type
C S LP F I T E C VP
SLE0021 European Union Law           4 2 1 0 3 4 7 E     DS
SLE0100 International and European Negotiations 5 2 1 0 3 6 9 E     DF
SLE0031 Common Policies in the EU 5 2 1 0 3 6 9 E     DF
SLE0082 Quantitative Research Methods 4 1 2 0 3 4 7 E     DS
SLE0043 Sociology of International Relations 4 2 1 0 3 4 7   C   DS
SLX0008 Elective Course 4 4 2 1 0 3 5 8   C   DS
SLX0009 Elective Course 4 4 2 1 0 3 5 8   C   DS
TOTAL   30 13 8 0 21 34 55 4 3 0  

 

3rd YEAR. 5th SEMESTER
CODE COURSE NAME ECTS credits No. of huors/week Study hours Assessment Course type
C S LP F I T E C VP
SLE0035 Foreign Policy and Diplomacy 4 2 1 0 3 4 7 E     DS
SLE0042 Analysis of International Relations 5 2 1 0 3 6 9 E     DS
SLE0028 Theories of International Relations 5 2 2 0 4 5 9 E     DF
SLE0020_ Theories of European Integration 5 2 1 0 3 6 9 E     DF
SLE0129 Scientific Papers Writing Techniques (special seminar) 3 0 2 0 2 3 5   C   DS
SLX0010 Elective Course 6 4 2 1 0 3 4 7   C   DS
SLX0011 Elective Course 7 4 1 1 0 2 5 7   C   DS
TOTAL   30 11 9 0 20 33 53 4 3 0  
                                       
3rd YEAR, 6th SEMESTER
CODE COURSE NAME ECTS credits No. of hours/week Study hours Assessment Course type
C S LP F I T E C VP
SLE0033 Anthropology of Europe 6 2 2 0 4 9 13 E     DS
SLE0097 Public Management 5 2 1 0 3 7 10 E     DS
SLE0161 International Public Law 5 2 1 0 3 7 10 E     DF
SLE0130 Management of European Projects 6 2 2 0 4 9 13   C   DS
SLX0012 Elective Course 8 4 2 1 0 3 5 8   C   DS
SLX0013 Elective Course 9 4 2 1 0 3 5 8   C   DS
TOTAL   30 12 8 0 20 42 62 3 3 0  

 

ELECTIVE COURSES
CODE COURSE NAME ECTS credits No. of hours/week Study hours Assessment Course type
C S LP F I T E C VP
ELECTIVE COURSE 1 (2nd YEAR, 3rd SEMESTER)
SLE0016_ Introduction to Geopolitics 4 2 1 0 3 4 7   C   DS
SLE0111 Geostrategy and Geopolitics 4 2 1 0 3 4 7   C   DS
ELECTIVE COURSE 2 (2nd YEAR, 3rd SEMESTER)
SLE0108   European Strategy on the Danube and Black Sea 4 2 1 0 3 4 7   C   DS
SLE0102 Communication for International Careers 1 4 0 3 0 3 4 7   C   DS
ELECTIVE COURSE 3 (2nd YEAR, 3rd SEMESTER)
SLE0030_ Romania’s Europeanization 4 2 1 0 3 4 7   C   DS
SLE0110 European Social Space 4 2 1 0 3 4 7   C   DS
ELECTIVE COURSE 4 (2nd YEAR, 4th SEMESTER)
SLE0024 Security Studies 4 2 1 0 3 4 7   C   DS
SLE0103 Communication for International Careers 2 4 0 3 0 3 4 7   C   DS
ELECTIVE COURSE 5 (2nd YEAR, 4th SEMESTER)
SLE0123 Economy of European Integration 4 2 1 0 3 4 7   C   DS
SLE0117  European Monetary Integration 4 2 1 0 3 4 7   C   DS
ELECTIVE COURSE 6 (3rd YEAR, 5th SEMESTER)
SLE0112 Area Studies: Security and Cooperation in Asia 4 2 1 0 3 4 7   C   DS
SLE0104 Communication for International Careers 3 4 0 3 0 3 4 7   C   DS
ELECTIVE COURSE 7 (3rd YEAR, 5th SEMESTER)
SLE0101 Games theory. Applications in IR and European Studies 4 1 1 0 2 5 7   C   DS
SLE0088 Modelling Conflict Situations 4 1 1 0 2 5 7   C   DS
ELECTIVE COURSE 8 (3rd YEAR, 6th SEMESTER)
SLE0107    Globalization and Economic Development 4 2 1 0 3 5 8   C   DS
SLE0105 Selecting European personnel – methods and practices 4 0 3 0 3 5 8   C   DS
ELECTIVE COURSE 9 (3rd YEAR, 6th SEMESTER)
SLE0026_ Contemporary economic systems 4 2 1 0 3 5 8   C   DS
SLE0113 Economic History of Romania 4 2 1 0 3 5 8   C   DS
      C S LP F I T E C VP  

 

  • The graduates can develop career paths in the following potential occupations:
  • Specialist/counsellor /expert/adviser/consultant on European affairs within local, national, European institutions or in different international institutions, with attributions in: programmes administration, policies administration, evaluation, economic-judicial auditing and consultancy, public relations;
  • Specialist/counsellor /expert/adviser/consultant within the departments of European integration from mayor offices, local councils, prefectures, county councils, to ministries, of different public agencies
  • Counsellor/expert/parliamentary consultant;
  • Specialist/counsellor /expert/adviser/consultant in regional development agencies, non-governmental organizations, research institutions or private companies;
  • Specialist/counsellor /expert/adviser/consultant for interest groups /lobby;
  • Specialist/counsellor /expert/inspector/adviser/consultant/commentator/publicist/special correspondent/editorialist on European integration issues in the field of press and mass media;
  • Adviser/secretary/diplomatic counsellor/consular counsellor;
  • Clerk/specialty adviser;
  • Teacher in the field of humanities and social sciences: integration, regional development, history of Europe, etc.;
  • Trainer within lifelong learning programmes that target specific domains of the European administration and European project management;
  • Project manager, European projects consultant, adviser in accessing structural and European cohesion funds.
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