Institute for European Studies, University of Malta The Institute offers two types of Bachelor degrees, both taught over three years of full-time study. Both degrees are accepted as entry qualifications for the Master of Arts in European Politics, Economics & Law. The approach is multidisciplinary involving the politics, history, economics and law of the EU. Students acquire knowledge and competence in, amongst others, the functioning of the EU institutions, EU treaties and laws, the economics of European Integration, European security, the history of European integration, small states and the EU, enlargement, Euro-Mediterranean relations, EU social policy, climate change and EU environmental issues, development studies, the EU’s External Relations and the Common Foreign and Security Policy.
Graduates of the Institute work with the EU institutions, in the public service, in business, the media, consultancy, NGOs. By the end of the course the graduate will have the skills needed to understand the politics, economics and law of the EU and to assess and analyse to a very relevant degree policy developments in the EU, write reports on such developments and recognise the developing trends. With job training, the graduate will be employable in most EU policy related positions requiring no more than graduate skills. He/she should be in a position to make presentations or to report EU developments succinctly.
Subsidiary Areas of Study Applicants are required to choose only one subject as their subsidiary area from the following subjects: • Anthropology • Archaeology • Classics • Communication Studies • Contemporary Mediterranean Studies • European and Global History • French • Geography • German • History • History of Art • International Relations • Italian • Linguistics • Maltese • Oriental Studies (Arabic) • Oriental Studies (Chinese) • Oriental Studies (Near Eastern Studies) • Philosophy • Psychology • Theatre Studies
United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) Policy issues are becoming more complex, and policymaking has become a structured interaction between networked actors, with national governments and international organisations playing central roles in human development. More than ever, there is a clear need for specialists in policy analysis who can work in international and multi-level policy processes, taking on duties in the analysis of policy problems and the implementation and evaluation of solutions. In order to perform well in this domain, actors require a combination of theoretical background knowledge, technical skills and the opportunity to practise them, as well as a solid understanding of key policy fields.
The Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development programme is a double-degree programme of Maastricht University’s Graduate School of Governance and University Nations University’s institute UNU-MERIT. In 2018, the programme was re-accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) and received the official EAPAA accreditation by the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation.
The starting point of the MPP programme is to stimulate students to gain an understanding of the basic idea of good governance. The emphasis of the programme lies with the question of how can public policy be dealt with in the most effective and efficient way.
Graduate Institute (IHEID) China Foreign Affairs University 5–year Concurrent BA/MA Programme China Foreign Affairs University and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva have established a programme that will enable a small number of students to complete a BA from China Foreign Affairs University and an MA from the Graduate Institute in 5 years, instead of the normal 6 years.
Scheme Eligible students from China Foreign Affairs University will spend the first three years of BA at China Foreign Affairs University; they will then be able to complete their BA (fourth year) while starting their MA at the Graduate Institute.
MA Programmes at the Institute The MA programmes available at the Graduate Institute are of two categories: - Disciplinary masters: Master in Anthropology and Sociology, Master in International Economics, Master in International History, Master in International Law, Master in International Relations/Political Science. - Interdisciplinary masters: Master in International Affairs, Master in Development Studies.