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University of Malta

Institute for European Studies

European Studies (Honours)

(for courses commencing October 2013)

YEAR ONE

Students are required to register for ALL compulsory study-units (26 ECTS credits), 8 ECTS credits as optional study-units and 26 ECTS credits in a Subsidiary Area, to a total of 60 ECTS credits.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

EST1020 The Legal Order of the European Union 8 ECTS
EST1042 European Integration Theories, Paradigms and Key Documents 6 ECTS

Optional Units

Students who intend to follow the French language component during the course but who lack relevant basic qualifications would be required to take four credits in French (Introductory course).

Either

FRE0001 Français elémentaire (Niveau grands débutants) 4 ECTS

Or

FRE0002* Recyclage en français de base (Niveau faux débutants) 4 ECTS

Or any other approved study-unit.

* Study-unit FRE0002 is for students with some basic knowledge of French.


Semester 1

Erasmus and visiting students studying in Malta can either register for EST1022 Law of the Institutions – General Principles of EU Law during the first semester or for EST1023 Enforcement of EU Law in the second semester.

Students registering for EST1023 are required to have covered an equivalent of EST1022 at their home institution.

Both EST1022 and EST1023 have a credit value of 4 ECTS and will be assessed at the end of their respective semester.

Compulsory Units

EST1030 Introduction to Comparative Politics of Europe 4 ECTS
EST1040 Introductory Micro Economics for European Studies 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

EST1041 Introductory Macro Economics for European Studies 4 ECTS

Optional Units

Students must register for optional study-units for a total of 8 ECTS credits. Students taking Introductory French in the first semester would need to choose another 4 optional ECTS credits in this semester.



YEAR TWO

Students are required to register for ALL compulsory study-units (26 ECTS credits), 20 ECTS credits from the list of electives, 4 ECTS credits as optional study-units and 10 ECTS credits in a Subsidiary Area, to a total of 60 ECTS credits.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

For French elective study-units refer to end note.


Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

EST2060 The Law of the Internal Market of the European Union 4 ECTS
EST2140 Politics of the European Union 4 ECTS
EST2110 The History of European Integration 4 ECTS
EST2220 Research Methodology and Writing Skills 4 ECTS
EST2231 World Politics and the National Foreign Policies of the EU States 6 ECTS
EST3010 The Economics of European Integration 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

EST2020 Small States and the European Union 4 ECTS
EST2070 EU Competition Law 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

EST2170 Malta in the European Union 4 ECTS
EST2200 Contemporary Migration Issues Across the Mediterranean (History, Policy and International Law) 4 ECTS
EST2210 Development Studies and the European Union 4 ECTS
EST2223* Placements in European Studies 4 ECTS
EST2225 EU Cohesion Policy Implementation and Management 4 ECTS
EST2230 Social Policy and the European Union 4 ECTS

* Placements are limited and are open only to Bachelor in European Studies Honours students. The number of places available will be announced every year and there might not be enough for all students applying for them. Applicants will be ranked according to a set of selection criteria based on their academic performance.



YEAR THREE

Students are required to register for ALL compulsory study-units (24 ECTS credits) and 36 ECTS credits from the list of electives, to a total of 60 ECTS credits.

Students in the third year may be allowed to register for Study-Units offered in the second year provided this is permitted by the time-table and provided that students obtain no less than 56 credits at level 3.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

EST3334 Dissertation 20 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

For French elective study-units refer to end note.


Semester 1

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

EST3180 Human Rights in the EU 4 ECTS
EST3190 European Environmental Law and Policy 4 ECTS
EST3191 Europe 2020 and European Union SME Policy 4 ECTS
EST3200 The EU's External Policy and the CFSP 4 ECTS
PPL3181 Decision-Making 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

EST3192 European Union Economic and Monetary Union 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

EST2223* Placements in European Studies 4 ECTS
EST3090 Euro-Mediterranean Relations 4 ECTS
EST3193 European Union Trade Policy 4 ECTS
EST3197 Comparative Federalism and the EU 4 ECTS
EST3199 Political Parties in Europe 4 ECTS
EST3201 Sustainable Development and the EU 4 ECTS

* EST2223 is also offered to those third year students who were on Erasmus Programme during the second semester of the second year. Placements are open only to Bachelor in European Studies Honours students. The number of places available will be announced every year and might not be enough for everyone who applied. Applicants are ranked according to a set of selection criteria based on their academic performance.



French Language

Students registered to read European Studies as a main area of study are strongly encouraged to gain proficiency in the French language. To facilitate this, the Department of French of the Faculty of Arts offers them the possibility of registering for the French courses listed below. They are to start at the level appropriate to their qualifications as guided by the Department of French. A total of not less than 8 and not more than 10 credits taken during the second and third year will count as part of the European Studies component. These study-units are available to three categories of students:

a) those who have at least Grade C at A-Level French but who do not take French as a secondary area of studies,

b) Those who are in possession of an A-level at any pass or intermediate level French,

c) those in possession of a good O-level pass and have completed FRE0002 or FRE1014 in the first year of their course depending on their level,

d) those who have no French at all but wish to start it.

The courses indicated below are not available to students taking French as a main area of study or as a subsidiary area with European Studies.


YEAR I

In Year I, European Studies students following this programme are to register for 4 ECTS which are to be taken from the optional study-unit component.

a) The courses in the BA programme of studies are available to students in possession of at least Grade C at A-level and who wish to pursue this French programme.

b) FRE1016 Initiation au langage de certaines Langues de Spécialité (4 credits) is available to students with a good pass in French at Intermediate Level or any pass at A Level.

c) Students who are in possession of O-level French, or who have studied up to intermediate level but have no Intermediate certificate, are permitted to register for either FRE0002 or FRE1014 depending on their level.

Either

FRE0002 Recyclage en français de base (Niveau faux débutants) for students with some basic Knowledge of French (4 credits)

Or

FRE1014 Etudes en français Intermédiare I (Niveau Intermédiaire) (4 credits)

d) Students who have no qualification in French but who wish to start the language, are offered FRE0001 (4 ECTS) in the first year of their studies, which is taught on two semesters. However, at the end of this study-unit, they will not normally be sufficiently qualified to go on with the French Programme for European Studies students offered in the second and third years. They may however pursue their study of French by registering for a “Degree Plus” course in the French language suited to their level.

FRE0001 Français Elémentaire (Niveau grands débutants) (4 credits)

A test at the beginning of the course will determine students’ levels.


YEAR II


The following study-unit is available for students who have successfully completed FRE0002 in the first year.


FRE1014 Etudes en Français (4 credits) (Niveau intermédiaire supérieur)


Those who have successfully completed FRE1014 in the first year can go on to FRE1015.


FRE1015 Etudes en Français (4 credits) Intermediaire II (Niveau intermédiaire supérieur)


These study-units are available to students who have completed any of the following study-units in the first year - FRE1015 and FRE1016 OR are in possession of at least Grade C at A–level.


FRE2090 Culture et civilisation (4 credits)

FRE2091 Histoire de la Littérature Française (4 credits)


YEAR III

In their third year, students may register for any study-unit in French listed in this programme under Year II to complete their French language component provided that they take a study-unit which is higher than the ones that they have already completed successfully.
 
Last Updated: 28 September 2015
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
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