International Relations and European Studies

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International 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.

1st year, 1st semester

CODE COURSE  ECTS credits Hrs./week
C S LP
SLE0001 History of European Integration 5 2 2 0
SLE0125 Information Technology Applied to Social Sciences 3 1 1 0
SLE0003 Introduction to the Study of International Relations 5 2 1 0
SLE0002 Economics 5 2 2 0
SLE0095 Europe: History and Modernity 5 2 1 0
SLE0005_ Institutional Communication in the EU 4 1 2 0
* Foreign Language – practical course of specialized language (I)English/French/German/Italian/Spanish/Russian 3 0 2 0
YLU0011 Sports 1 2 0 2 0
TOTAL   32 10 13 0

 

 

1st year, 2nd semester

CODE COURSE  ECTS credits Hrs./week
C S LP
SLE0167 Construction of the EU. EU Institutions 5 2 2 0
SLE0004 History of International Relations 5 2 2 0
SLE0168 Research Methods  in the Social Sciences 5 2 2 0
SLE0014_ Introduction to Political Sciences 4 2 2 0
SLE0022. The European Idea. Introduction to European Studies 5 2 2 0
SLE0169 Internship 3 0 0 4
* Foreign Language – practical course of specialized language (I) – English/French/German/Italian/Spanish/Russian – 2 3 0 2 0
YLU0012 Sports 2 2 0 2 0
TOTAL   32 10 14 4

 

2nd year, 1st semester

CODE COURSE  ECTS credits Hrs./week
C S LP
SLE0007 Global Economy 4 2 1 0
SLE0043 Sociology of International Relations 4 2 2 0
SLE0170 Decision-Making Process in the EU 5 2 2 0
SLE0171 International Law 5 2 1 0
SLE0172 Fundamental Aspects of the Contemporary World 4 2 1 0
SLX0003 Elective Course 1 4 2 1 0
SLX0005 Elective Course 2 4 2 2 0
TOTAL   30 14 10 0

 

2nd year, 2nd semester

CODE COURSE  ECTS credits Hrs./week
C S LP
SLE0021 European Union Law 4 2 1 0
SLE0038 Negotiations and Mediation in International Relations 5 2 2 0
SLE0173 Common Policies in the EU 5 2 2 0
SLE0174 European Economics 4 2 1 0
SLE0015_ Political Ideologies in the Contemporary Era 4 2 1 0
SLX0007 Elective Course 3 4 2 1 0
SLX0008 Elective Course 4 4 2 2 0
TOTAL   30 14 10 0

 

 

3rd year, 1st semester

CODE COURSE  ECTS credits Hrs./week
C S LP
SLE0035 Foreign Policy and Diplomacy 5 2 2 0
SLE0175 Analysis of International Conflicts 4 2 1 0
SLE0028 Theories of International Relations 5 2 2 0
SLE0176 European Governance. Theories and Concepts 4 2 1 0
SLE0177 Critical Thinking 4 2 1 0
SLX0009 Elective Course 5 4 2 1 0
SLX0010 Elective Course 6 4 1 2 0
TOTAL   30 13 10 0

 

3rd year, 2nd semester

CODE COURSE  ECTS credits Hrs./week
C S LP
SLE0033 Anthropology of Europe 5 2 2 0
SLE0178 International and Regional Governance 4 2 1 0
SLE0097 Public Management 4 2 1 0
SLE0130 European Projects Management 5 2 2 0
SLX0011 Elective Course 7 4 2 2 0
SLX0012 Elective Course 8 4 2 1 0
SLX0013 Elective Course 9 4 2 1 0
TOTAL   30 14 10 0

 

CODE ELECTIVE COURSES  ECTS credits Hrs./week
C S LP
SLX0003 2nd year, 1st semester
SLE0108 European Strategy on the Danube and the Black Sea 4 2 1 0
SLE0162 Communication for International Careers 1 (in English) 4 1 2 0
SLF0001 Communication for International Careers 1(in French) 4 1 2 0
SLX0005 2nd year, 1st semester
SLE0030_ Europeanization of Romania 4 2 2 0
SLE0016_ Introduction to Geopolitics 4 2 2 0
SLX0007 2nd year, 2nd semester
SLE0024 Security Studies 4 2 1 0
SLE0163 Communication for International Careers 2 (in English) 4 1 2 0
SLF0002 Communication for International Careers 2(in French) 4 1 2 0
SLX0008 2nd year, 2nd semester
SLE0179 EU Monetary Policy 4 2 2 0
SLE0180 European Union Budget 4 2 2 0
SLX0009 3rd year, 1st semester
SLE0181 Introduction to the Study of the European Construction Paradigms 4 2 1 0
SLE0112 Area Studies: Security and Cooperation in Asia 4 2 1 0
SLE0164 Communication for International Careers 3(in English) 4 1 2 0
SLF0003 Communication for International Careers 3(in French) 4 1 2 0
SLX0010 3rd year, 1st semester
SLE0182 Scientific Papers Writing Techniques 4 1 2 0
SLE0183 Academic Writing 4 1 2 0
SLX0011 3rd year, 1st semester
SLE0147 Lobby and Interest Groups 4 2 2 0
SLE0184 International Institutions and Organizations 4 2 2 0
SLX0012 3rd year, 2nd semester
SLE0185 Globalism, Globalization and Economic Development 4 2 1 0
SLE0105 Selection of the European Personnel – methods and practices 4 2 1 0
SLE0186 Religion in International Relations 4 2 1 0
SLX0013 3rd year, 2nd semester
SLE0026_ Contemporary Economic Systems 4 2 1 0
SLE0110 European Social Space 4 2 1 0
TOTAL ECTS / HOURS PER WEEK 36 17 13 0
TOTAL HOURS 226 174 0
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  • 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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