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Key Facts

•  Teaching languages: English, French and German
•  Study Destinations: Nice, Canterbury, Berlin
•  Duration: A one-year programme + optional professional internship (max. 3 months to be completed by 30 September)
•  Credits: 60 ECTS + 30 ECTS (optional internship and report)
•  Application deadline: 15 June 2021
•  Starting Date: October
•  End Date: July 
• Partners: University of Kent, Canterbury and Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP), Berlin

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Annual report, Academic year 2019-2020
Annual report, Academic year 2018-2019
Biennial Report, 2017-2019
Biennial Report, 2016-2018

Entry requirements & How to apply

• For students who have completed their undergraduate studies.
• Good knowledge of English required, at least a passive knowledge of French and German required.
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The easiest way to apply is via the online application form. 


Overview of the academic year

The Master in Advanced European and International Studies - European Policy and Governance - Trilingual Studies is a one-year programme that takes place in three different cities:

October to December: Nice (France)
Classes on the basics of all the five modules,
simulation, Mid-term exams;

January to March: Canterbury (United Kingdom)

A one-week study trip to the European institutions and international organisations in Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg;

April to July: Berlin (Germany)
Finalising research work, Written exams, defence of the thesis, final oral exams, Graduation ceremony.

From July: Optional internship (max. 3 months) to be completed by 30 September of the current year + internship report.


Programme structure & learning outcomes

Teaching modules
Five basic modules form the framework of teaching and research at CIFE-IE•EI. International guest lecturers, experts from various European and international organisations, as well as researchers from partner institutions contribute to these modules.

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The module aims at enriching students’ understanding of the similarities, differences and interactions of national foreign policies in a globalised world. It considers emerging patterns of international politics, including international law and international tribunals, globalisation and transatlantic relations, as well as conflict management.

This module aims at familiarising the students, who could well become the next generation of European and international decision-makers, with an expert knowledge of the structures, institutions, law and policies of the European Union, as well as of the historical development of European unification.

This module provides an original perspective on contemporary political institutions, through varied federal and multilevel governance frameworks. It deals with issues such as diffusion and balance of power, sovereignty, minorities, democratic representation, economic coordination, and European integration.

The key fact of the last twenty-five years has been the manifold increase of exchanges across the world, in particular in the context of a transition of socialist countries to a market economy and of the rise of new powers. Within this framework, the module analyses the exchanges of goods, services and capitals between countries, considering WTO rules of free trade as well as protectionism.

This module equips the participants with professional skills and competences that will enable them to work in European and international cooperation. Seminars and workshops on:
- Project cycle management
- Intercultural communication
- International mediation and negotiation
- Communicating on social media
- Drafting of position papers and policy recommendations
- Career workshop

Teaching methods
The  programme offers problem-focused learning at the crossroads of theory and practice. Students gain a strong academic background and are prepared for the job market through a variety of trainings in professional and practical skills.

Our programmes are designed to offer a teaching method which is academic and at the same time directed towards the professional world. We aim to give students the ability to enter into dialogue with decision-makers from both the economic and the political world, stakeholders, diplomats as well as officials from international and European organisations. This broad outlook is made possible by the wide variety of our lecturers, the visits organised to different European countries and our relationship with our carefully selected international partners. Our in-house panel of experts contributes to the rich content of the modules.

The international composition of our groups enables our students to gain maximum advantage from participating each year in various role games to enhance their understanding of problems of collective action and the art of negotiation in different environments such as the EU, the UN and federal states. Research for the thesis at the end of the programme will enable students to delve into a specific subject in more detail and acquire important skills for the job market. In our documentation centre, reviews, books and a great number of electronic resources are at the students’ disposal. Our lectures are accompanied by an online learning management system, facilitating communication between students, lecturers and staff.


Fees & Funding

CIFE is a private, non-profit European institute of higher education. We belong to the six designated institutions receiving special funding by the European Union in the framework of the Jean Monnet programme.
Thanks to this grant by the European Union, each CIFE student benefits from significantly reduced study fees. Those fees not only cover tuition and mentoring, but also the  accommodation in Berlin, travel costs to/from Canterbury and Berlin as well as the study trip to Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg. Moreover, CIFE is able to offer different scholarships to qualified students in need.
The overall tuition fee of the Master of Advanced European and International Studies - Trilingual Studies – amounts to 8,900 €.
Scholarships to cover the total or partial costs of tuition and living expenses can be granted by different organisations. A limited number of scholarships can be awarded by CIFE to particularly qualified candidates.

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Degree and title

Graduates receive two certifications:
- The Master in Advanced European and International Studies European Policy and Governance. This is the diploma of CIFE as a private institute of higher education, certifying the successful completion of the academic curriculum and granting 60 ECTS at Master level.

- The degree qualification "Policy Officer in European and International organisations" (level 7 EQF), recognised by the French state.

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