The European Studies Programme offers a broad knowledge on legal, economic and social aspects of the EU and also on the EU functioning principles. Student’s familiarization with European issues begins with the presentation of the history and the areas in which integration occurs. Then, the student discovers the elements of political and economic geography with regard to European integration.
The focus of the study is the functioning rules of the EU - their structure and legal character. The participant has an opportunity to explore in detail the activities of the EU institutions, and especially its structures and decision-making competences.
The European Studies graduate will also obtain the knowledge in the field of sociology, political science, international relations, as well as information on the functioning of state and law, European traditions, history and cultures, political and social principles of European integration process (principally the Polish integration with the EU structures), European Community structure.
The European Studies Programme includes issues connected with Community policies and the performance of the common EU market. The understanding of common market elements is crucial in order to recognize the principles of the functioning of the EU.
Furthermore, the student will have the opportunity to familiarize with the financial, budgetary and legal regulations in the EU territory, with a strong focus on economic and social law and human rights protection in the Council of Europe and in the Council of European Union.
The Polish integration with the European Union is a wide domain. During the course of studies, the student learns about the pre-accession funds, supporting programmes and the ways in which Polish companies, institutions and social groups can obtain them. The deepening process of globalization creates further challenges for both the Polish and the European societies. In this context polish human resources are determinants of the Polish position in the EU structures. The study of theoretical issues concerned with the functioning of the EU will help to put this knowledge into practice. The graduate will have the ability of understanding political, social, legal and economic aspects of the EU functioning.
The above mentioned matters were prepared thoroughly and in detail, taking into consideration the dynamic changes of the EU labor market that take are taking place. The European Studies Programme is an attractive choice for further education and self development.
The Polish accession to the EU structures obliges the state administration to train successful European specialists. The European Studies graduates fulfill the requirements of these institutions and are prepares them for working in the EU decision-making authorities. The national and international organizations in particular are searching for experts in the European integration issues.
It creates a great opportunity in finding interesting jobs and starting a brilliant carrier.
The European Studies graduate can find employment in:
- public and local administration,
- the EU institutions,
- public institutions connected with European integration,
- information agencies,
- cultural institutions,
- publishing companies,
- domestic companies functioning on the EU market,
- European companies,
- institutions participating in the acquisition of structural and supporting funds