Enrollment

Will begin in late
April 2018

Admission Requirements

The BA diploma (or equivalent) constitutes the basic admission criterion. We require English language skills at B2 level, and French language at B1 level confirmed by a certificate.

About the Programme

Europa Master called “Weimar program” is a unique triple program created and administered jointly by University of Opole, University of Mainz and University of Burgundy. The purpose of the program is to prepare specialists in the area of European integration and make students aware of different “faces” of the united Europe.

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 also apply for financing from other sources, including Erasmus programme and grants from the regional institutions of the partner countries.

The Most Important Courses

Eastern Enlargement as social and cultural clash in Europe

The aim of the course is to analyze the eastern enlargement of the EU from the point of view of a number of conditions that determined its course. Among them, there are historical, cultural, national, social, economic and political determinants. The premise of the course is the belief that the Eastern Enlargement of the EU was a clash between Western Europe and Central and Eastern Europe, being one of the most important challenges for the continent since 1989. T

 

Polish and Central European Ideas of European Integration

The theme of the course are the ideas of integration in countries of Central and Eastern Europe in different historical periods. The premise of the course is to demonstrate that the idea of integration in countries of Central and Eastern Europe grew despite the fact that these countries did not participate in the formation of European integration since its beginnings in the 50s. 

 

Psychology of politics

The aim of political psychology course is to give a students opportunity to learn about basic psychological approaches to political processes and phenomena. Lecture and seminar are prepared and conducted according to dominant opinion, that political psychology is a subdiscipline of political science, not a psychology.

 

Political communication

Topics to be covered during this course include the basic frameworks on political communication research and theory, the history of the mass media, recent trends in the news media, theories of attitude formation and change and the nature of news. It will be focused on the ways in which the news shapes the public’s perceptions of the political world, campaign communication, and the general role of the mass media in the democratic process.

The Structure of the Programme

International group of students recruited on even basis by each of the partner universities studies together during the first semester in Opole, during the second semester in Mainz and during the third semester in Dijon. For the fourth semester students choose the university where they want to prepare their Master thesis. Also, in the last semester the mandatory internships are carried out at different institutions on the political, economic, social, cultural or any other level. In each semester students are obliged to study two foreign languages, with French, German and Polish being three basic languages of choice.
During the first semester in Opole the students focus on introduction to political science as well as cultural and social aspects of European integration. During the second semester in Mainz the the program deals with European politics and during the third semester in Dijon main attention is paid to the European law.

Advantages of the Programme

No Tuition Fee

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that EUROPE MASTER programme is FREE of charge to all the students irrespective of their country of origin. This is envisaged in the terms of the cooperation agreement signed by rectors of all the partner universities – University of Opole, University of Mainz and Universit of Burgundy to encourage talented students from non-EU countries having good command of English and French to participate in the project.

 

Multiple Opportunities

The program gives the unique possibility of studying at three different universities in three different countries in the international group of students and receiving three diplomas. As the motto of the program says: Study Europe – Live Europe, students from different cultures, representing different ideas, traditions and ways of thinking learn to know more but also to be able to understand different perceptions and points of view.

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