Online Master The European Union and Central Asia in the International System (EUCAIS)

Centre international de formation européenne

Institut für Europäische Politik

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Curriculum 2013-2015

Duration: August 2013 until March 2015 (3 semesters plus examination period)

Compulsory Courses

  • Methodology of Academic Work
  • History: EU-Integration and European-Central Asian Relations in a Changing World
  • Politics: Institutions, Decision-Making and Core Policies in the External Action of the EU
  • Economics: Challenges of the Euro Zone Crisis and Trends in World Economy
  • European and International Law

Optional Courses

  • Research Course: Prospects of EU-Central Asia Relations
  • The EU and Central Asia in World Politics
  • EU Trade Policy and the Single Market
  • Political and Economic Aspects of Transition
  • Regionalisation in Comparative Perspective
  • Resource Management, Climate and Energy Policy

Additional Activities during the Workshops

  • Conference on EU-Central Asia Relations
  • Study trip to Brussels
  • Simulation game on negotiation skills
  • Lectures and working groups with course professors
  • Panel discussions with decision-makers
  • Written exams, defense of master thesis


The workload is 60 ECTS credits or 1,500 working hours:

  • 8 courses (6 ECTS credits each)
  • master thesis (10 ECTS credits)
  • simulation game (2 ECTS credits)

The Project "EU-Central Asia in the International System" (EUCAIS) is organised with significant funding from the VolkswagenFoundation and financially supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme JEAN MONNET of the European Commission.

The Volkswagen Foundation is an independent non-profit organization and has been funding research projects in all disciplines since 1962. Within the framework of changing funding initiatives, it gives specific impetus for the scientific community.

The Jean Monnet Programme in the Lifelong Learning Programme stimulates teaching, research and reflection on European integration at higher education institutions throughout the world. Since its inception, the Jean Monnet Programme has been built on the strict respect of the principle of academic autonomy and freedom.