Program Details

The MAEIS-Trilingual Studies is a one-year programme in European Studies and International Relations. Open to all type of bachelor's degree Learn and live in 3 languages : English, French, German Locations : Nice (Fr), Canterbury (Eng), Berlin (Germ)
Location:
Nice, France
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
Area, Ethnic & Cultural Studies, Area, Ethnic & Cultural Studies, Area, Ethnic & Cultural Studies, Area, Ethnic & Cultural Studies

Program Overview

Program Description:

The trilingual branch (French, English, German) of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing the vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world.

We receive students from different academic backgrounds and field of study such as politics, litterature, languages, economics, bachelor of arts, science and ingeneering, etc.

 " Learning and living Europe & languages " 

The MAEIS Master programme follows an original approach which distinguishes it from other courses in European Studies and International Relations. The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme. Following the slogan “Learning and living Europe”, the participants rotate each trimester, moving their place of studies from Nice to Canterbury and then to Berlin. The MAEIS one -year ­programme, subdivided into three terms plus an optional internship (3-6 months).

Degree and recognition

Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded two certifications at the end of the academic year:

  • Master in Advanced European and International Studies: This is the diploma of CIFE, certifying the successful completion of the academic curriculum and granting 60 ECTS credits at Master level (or 90 ECTS including the optional internship).
  • The degree qualification Chargé de mission en organisations européennes et internationales (Policy Officer in European and International Organisations), recognised by the French state as a degree at Master level (level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework EQF).

Career prospects

The graduates of CIFE’s Master’s programmes work as Senior officials in European institutions, policy officers within the UN framework, administrators, diplomats, consultants, researchers for think tanks, lobbyists, and academic experts.

Admission requirements

This graduate programme is aimed at students who have already completed a first degree (minimum three years of study at university level). Furthermore, students must have a very good knowledge of English, and at least a passive knowledge of French and German.

Overview of the academic year

The programme starts off in Nice (October–January) and encompasses introductory classes to all of the five modules, completed by international conferences and seminars dealing with current world politics events. This term is concluded with a mid-term exam.

The second term takes place in Canterbury (January–April) on the campus of CIFE’S partner, the University of Kent. During this term, students choose three courses among the curriculum proposed by the School of Politics and International Relations of the University, in line with their specialisation.

A one-week study trip to the European and international organisations in Strasbourg, Brussels and Luxembourg is organised during this period.

During the third term in Berlin (April–July), the programme aims at deepening the students’ knowledge of European integration and contemporary problems in international relations. 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.

Teaching modules

  • International Relations

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.

  • European integration

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.

  • Federalism and Governance 

​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.

  • Economy and Globalisation

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.

  • Professional Skills Workshops

This module equips the participants with the professional skills and competencies that will enable them to work in the context of the European and international organisations: project cycle management, intercultural management, international mediation and negotiation, drafting of position papers and policy recommendations.

Overview of the academic year

The programme starts off in Nice (October–January) and encompasses introductory classes to all of the five modules, completed by international conferences and seminars dealing with current world political events. This term is concluded with a mid-term exam.

The second term takes place in Canterbury (January–April) at our partner, the University of Kent. During this term, students choose three courses among the curriculum proposed by the School of Politics and International Relations of the University, in line with their specialisation.

During the third term in Berlin (April–July), the programme aims at deepening the students’ knowledge of European integration and contemporary problems in international relations. 

The optional 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.

The Master will lead to a degree equivalent to 60 ECTS / 90 ECTS (with the optional internship)

To apply or for more information, visit our website

Setting Description:
The programme takes place in: Nice (France), Canterbury (UK), Berlin (Germany).
Cost:
8900 EUR. This amount covers the study fees for the whole length of the programme, the student's accommodation is Berlin, the programme-related travel expenses, the simulations and professional skills workshops, participation in conferences well as access to local libraries.

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
Students who successfully complete the programme receive at the end of the academic year two certifications: - The Master in Advanced European and International Studies. This is the diploma of the CIFE, certifying the successful completion of the academic curriculum and granting 60 ECTS* credits at Master level. - The degree qualification "Chargé de Mission en Organisations Européennes et Internationales" (Policy Officer in European and International organisations). This qualification is recognised by the French state. It is registered in the French national register of professional qualifications (RNCP), which lists all diplomas, degrees and professional titles recognised by France. The qualification is recognised as a degree at Master level (level 7 of the European qualifications Framework EQF). *The ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) has been created by the European Commission in order to make sure that University degrees and studies are recognised on an international level.
Financial Aid:
Yes
FinancialAid Info:
A limited number of scholarships is available for particularly qualified candidates : Tuition fees reduction and/or fellowship to help student cover their living costs.
Requirements:
The Programme is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Candidates must have an active knowledge of either English, French or German and at least a passive knowledge of the two others. Deadline: 15 June of the current year. Applications are now open.
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
A limited number of scholarships is available for particularly qualified candidates : Tuition fees reduction and/or fellowship to help student cover their living costs.

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