EUROPA MASTER, called also “Weimar Studies”, is the unique trinational Master program in the area of European Studies that offers an opportunity of being awarded three Master diplomas of three partner universities: Opole University (Poland), Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Germany) and University of Burgundy (France). The classes are taught for the international group of students and administered jointly by the Institute of Political Science of Opole University, Institute of Political Science of University of Mainz and Faculty of Law and Political Science of University of Burgundy in Dijon.
EUROPA MASTER program lasts 4 semesters. During the first semester in Opole the program of study focuses on the cultural and social dimension of European integration as well as Central and Eastern European perspective on European integration. The classes are taught in English.
The list of courses during the first semester at the University of Opole
Course Hours Form of passing ECTS
History of Political Institutions 30 exam 3
Social Movements 30 exam 3
Political decision-making 30 grading without exam 3
Psychology of Politics 30 exam 3
Political Communication 30 exam 3
Optional module: Culture and society in Europe
Eastern Enlargement as social and cultural clash 30 grading without exam 3
Human Rights 30 grading without exam 3
Church-State Relations in Europe 30 grading without exam 3
Optional Module: Central Europe in the Process of European Integration
Central Europe in the Process of International Integration 30 grading without exam 3
Postcommunist Societies in Europe 30 grading without exam 3
Polish and Central European Ideas of European Integration 30 grading without exam 3
Second semester in Mainz is dedicated to European Politics and political science. Classes are taught in German and in English.
The focus of studies at Dijon during the third semester is European law and European institutions. Courses are taught in French.
Fourth semester is dedicated to preparing MA thesis. Student chooses one of the Universities to prepare and defend the thesis.
The conception and establishment of the EUROPA MASTER program has been supported by the DFH (Deutsch-Französische Hochschule) which also provides the mobility stipends for the participants during their study abroad. Partner universities apply also for financing from other sources, including Erasmus program and the grants from the regional institutions of partner countries.
The EUROPA MASTER invites applicants with a Bachelor degree in a social science, including political science, international relations, economy, sociology, law, history , journalism and social communication, philosophy and cultural studies as well as the fields of study, where the candidates were able to collect at least 65 ECTS in social science. While applying for the program during the last semester of Bachelor level the applicants are required to include Transcipt of Records covering the whole period of study and proving having collected 135 ECTS at the time of applying for the program. Applicants are also required to prove B2 level of English and B1 level of French. The deadline for applications for the academic year 2023/2024 is 15 May 2023.
The candidates that successfully undergo the pre-selection process will be invited for the next stage in the form of a short online conversation. Next, those accepted both at the level of the University of Opole and partner universities will be invited to the final application procedure.
For further information please contact:
Prof. Joanna Kulska – email@example.com
Dr Bartosz Czepil – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Certified copy of the Bachelor diploma
- Certified translation into English of the Bachelor diploma
- Transcript of Records in the national language certified by the present institution of higher education proving having collected 135 ECTS by the time of applying
- Certified translation into English of the Transcript of Records proving having collected 135 ECTS by the time of applying
- Documents confirming candidate’s language skills (English and French)