Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Institute for European Studies

European Studies (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2019)

YEAR ONE

Students are required to register for ALL compulsory study-units (30 ECTS credits), 26 ECTS credits in a Secondary Area and 4 ECTS credits as optional study-units 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 (NC)
EST1042 European Integration Theories, Paradigms and Key Documents 6 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Erasmus and visiting students studying in Malta can either register for EST1022 Law of the Institutions – General Principles of European Union Law during the first semester or for EST1023 Enforcement of European Union 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 (NC)
EST1036 A Historical Perspective on EU Integration 4 ECTS (NC)
EST1040 Introductory Micro Economics for European Studies 4 ECTS (NC)

Optional Units

Students who intend to follow the French language component during the course but lack relevant basic qualifications would be required to take the introductory study-unit FRE1500.

Students who are in possession of an O-level in French are permitted to register for either study-unit FRE1502, FRE1503 or FRE1504, depending on their level. Study-unit FRE1503 is offered during semester 2.

Either

FRE1502 Français élémentaire niveau A2.1 5 ECTS

Or

FRE1504 Français Niveau Intermédiaire B1.1 5 ECTS

Or any other approved study-unit.



Semester 2

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

EST1041 Introductory Macro Economics for European Studies 4 ECTS (NC)

Optional Unit

FRE1503 Français élémentaire niveau A2.2 5 ECTS




YEAR TWO

Students are required to register for ALL compulsory study-units (14 ECTS credits), at least 18 ECTS credits from the list of electives, 24 ECTS credits in a Secondary Area and 4 ECTS credits as optional study-units 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)

EST2229 Research Methodology and Writing Skills 6 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

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

EST2140 Politics of the European Union 4 ECTS (NC)
EST3010 The Economics of European Integration 4 ECTS (NC)

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

ECN2141 Economics of Environmental Policy 4 ECTS
EST2060 The Law of the Internal Market of the European Union 4 ECTS
EST2210 Development Studies and the European Union 4 ECTS




Semester 2

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

EST2020 Small States and the European Union 4 ECTS
EST2230 Social Policy and the European Union 4 ECTS
EST2233 Contemporary Migration Issues Across the Mediterranean (History, Policy and International Law) 6 ECTS
EST2234 Malta in the European Union 6 ECTS
EST2235 EU Cohesion Policy Implementation and Management 6 ECTS
EST2236 European Union Simulation Unit 4 ECTS




YEAR THREE

Students are required to register for ALL compulsory study-units (4 ECTS credits), at least 28 ECTS credits from the list of electives and 24 ECTS credits in a Secondary Area, and 4 ECTS as optional study-units 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)

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

EST3212 EU Competition Law 8 ECTS

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
EST3200 The EU's External Policy and the CFSP 4 ECTS
EST3207 Agenda-Setting in the European Union 4 ECTS
EST3208 The Economics of EU Policies 4 ECTS
EST3214 Political Parties in Europe 6 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.

EST3090 Euro-Mediterranean Relations 4 ECTS
EST3191 The Role of SMEs Competiteveness in the European Union 4 ECTS
EST3193 European Union Trade Policy 4 ECTS
EST3197 Comparative Federalism and the EU 4 ECTS
EST3201 Sustainable Development and the EU 4 ECTS
EST3210 European Security 4 ECTS
EST3211 The Future of the European Union 4 ECTS
EST3213 Identity and Culture in Europe 4 ECTS




French Language

Students registered to read European Studies as a main area of study are strongly encouraged to gain proficiency in the French language and culture. 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 ECTS credits taken during the second and third year will count as part of the European Studies component. These study-units are available to four 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 or O-level French,

c) Those who have completed study-units from the French Language Proficiency Course 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 study-units indicated below are not available to students taking French as a main area of study or as a subsidiary area with European Studies.

Wherever it is indicated that the choice of study-units depends on the students' level, students are required to consult with Dr Marilyn Mallia at the Petite Auberge (OH103), personally by e-mail (marilyn.mallia@um.edu.mt), or during Freshers' Week. Students may need to sit for a test to determine their level.

YEAR I

In Year I, European Studies students following this programme are to register for 4 or 5 ECTS credits which are to be taken from the optional study-unit component.

a) The courses in the B.A. 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. In order to work on their language skills, it is recommended that students choose

FRE1002 Perfectionnement da la Langue (4 ECTS credits)

And/Or

FRE1021 Pratique da la Langue (4 ECTS credits)

b) Students who are in possession of an O-level in French are permitted to register for either study-unit FRE1502, FRE1503 or FRE1504, depending on their level.

Either

FRE1502 Français Élémentaire Niveau A 2.1 (5 ECTS credits)

Or

FRE1503 Français Élémentaire Niveau A 2.2 (5 ECTS credits)

Or

FRE1504 Français Niveau Intermédiaire (B1.1) (5 ECTS credits)

c) Students who are in possession of an Intermediate level in French are permitted to register for:

FRE1505 Français Niveau Intermédiaire (B1.2) (5 ECTS credits)

d) Students who have no qualification in French but who wish to start the language, are offered study-unit FRE1500 (5 ECTS credits) in the first year of their studies, which is taught in semester one. 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 studies in French by registering for a “Degree Plus” study-unit in the French language suited to their level.

FRE1500 Français de Base Pour Grands Débutants: Niveaux 1 et 2 ─ A1 (à suivre) (5 ECTS credits)


YEAR II


The following study-units are available for students who have successfully completed study-units from the French Language Proficiency Course in their first year.

Either

FRE1501 Compréhension et Expression Orales et Écrites: Niveaux 1 et 2 - A1 (fin) (5 ECTS credits). Prerequisite: FRE1500

Or

FRE1502 Français Élémentaire Niveau A2.1 (5 ECTS credits). Prerequisite: FRE1501

Or

FRE1503 Français Élémentaire Niveau A2.2 (5 ECTS credits). Prerequisite: FRE1502

Or

FRE1504 Français Niveau Intermédiaire (B1.1) (5 ECTS credits). Prerequisite: FRE1503

Or

FRE1505 Français Niveau Intermédiaire (B1.2) (5 ECTS credits). Prerequisite: FRE1504


The following study-units are available for students who are in possession of at least Grade C at A-level:

FRE1022 Culture, Art et Civilisation (4 ECTS credits)

Or

FRE2036 Genres Littéraires (4 ECTS 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.

This programme of study is governed by 'The General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019' and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Degrees of Bachelor of European Studies (Honours) - B.Eur.Studies (Hons) - and Bachelor of European Studies (B.Eur.Studies) - under the auspices of the Institute for European Studies.
 
Last Updated: 7 October 2019
 
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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