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MAEIS - Trilingual studies - Presentation of the programme 2017-19

  3 languages (French, English, German)
  3 places (Nice, Canterbury, Berlin)
  3 terms (from October 2017 to July 2018)
  followed by writing of a Thesis (September to December 2018)
+ Professional Internship of 3 months (minimum) to 6 months
  120 ECTS credits
In co-operation with the University of Kent (UK)

The curriculum includes the following five modules:

  • International Relations
  • European Integration
  • Economy and Globalisation
  • Federalism and Governance
  • Professional Skills Workshops


Overview of the Academic Year

The teaching programme is structured into three terms (from October 2017 to July 2018). It is followed by a term devoted to the writing of the thesis (from September 2018 to December 2018), and by a professional internship of at least 3 months.


The programme of the trilingual branch starts in Nice.The first term encompasses introductory classes to all  of the five modules (International Relations, European Integration, Economy and Globalisation, Federalism and Governance, and Professional Skills), completed by international conferences and seminars dealing with current world politics events.
This term is concluded with a mid-term exam in December, and a simulation exercice in the beginning of January.


The second term takes place in Canterbury (UK), in co-operation with the University of Kent. During this term, students choose three modules among the curriculum proposed by the School of Politics and International Relations of the University, in line with their specialisation.  At the end of the term, students write essays for each of the three modules, according to the internal rules of each University of Kent module.  A one-week study trip to the European and international organisations in Strasbourg, Brussels and Luxembourg is organised during the second term.


During the third term in Berlin, the programme aims at deepening the students’ knowledge of European integration and contemporary problems in international relations, through several thematic workshops.
Our partner in Berlin, the Institut für Europäische Politik provides a dialogue with European integration experts and offers an insight into political life in Berlin.
The third term concludes with a final oral examination.

From September to the end of December, students will write a substantial thesis based on original research, on a topic chosen with the permanent staff of the programme. This thesis is assessed by a board of examiners.

From January to April, students will do a professional internship of a duration of at least three months. The internship can be accomplished in a European institution, an international organisation, national diplomacy, consultancies, non-governmental organisations or research institutes. At the end of the internship, students submit a substantial internship report, which is assessed by a board of examiners.


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