Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19
The EU has recently gained heightened academic and policy interest, particularly in the aftermath of the recent debates about the UK’s withdrawal. In addition to introducing the main theoretical approaches and concepts, the course aims to address the policy and practical dimensions regarding current status and future prospects for the EU. This will certainly be valuable for PIR students with an interest in international organisations, government, and policy debates.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
The European Union faces a number of major challenges as a result of both internal and external uncertainties in recent years. This course starts with a brief introduction on the historical background and legal and institutional structure of the EU. It then introduces the major theoretical approach to the study of EU integration. Following this concise introductory part, the course explores a number of issue areas, including integration debates, populism, terrorism, migratory pressures, Brexit and its implications and EU enlargement and its neighbourhood, to allow students to further their knowledge and understanding regarding the current status and future prospects for the EU and Europe as a whole. The course also investigates relations of the EU with other international actors to evaluate its role in the international arena.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
|Assessment Weeks||Feedback Weeks|
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Procedural||Evaluate||An ability to evaluate the relations of the EU with other international actors and appraise its role in the international arena|
|Procedural||Analyse||An ability to examine the main contemporary challenges for the European integration process|
|Conceptual||Understand||A knowledge and understanding of the main theoretical approaches to the EU|
|Procedural||Understand||An understanding of the EU and its history and structure|
|Reflection||Create||Demonstrate the ability to research, analyse and communicate effectively in written form|