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Duration and Organization of Undergraduate Studies

The academic year is organised around two six-month teaching periods: the fall semester and spring semester. Each semester includes at least thirteen (13) weeks of teaching and two (2) weeks of exams. The duration of the undergraduate programme is four (4) years and, hence, the minimum period of attendance is eight (8) semesters.

The Curriculum

The general objectives of the recently revised curriculum are:

  • A cross-cutting and inclusive curriculum that avoids the fragmentation of subject areas.
  • To allow students to focus thoroughly on two general subject areas. This choice is not arbitrary but, rather, it depends on the necessary courses that students must have previously completed.

Courses in the revised curriculum are divided between Compulsory (C) and Elective (E), leading to the following structure:

Curriculum Structure

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

 Year 1

6 (C)

6 (C)

 Year 2

4 (C) +
2 (E - from of list of 7)

4 (C) +
2 (E - from of list of 7)

 Year 3

4 (C) +
2 (E - from a list of 4)

4 (C) +
2 (E - from of list of 6)

 Year 4

6 (E -from 2 out of 4 groups of courses – International Law & Institutions; European Integration; International Relations; International Economic Relations)

6 (E - from 2 out of 4 groups of courses – International Law & Institutions; European Integration; International Relations; International Economic Relations)

Foreign Languages

Apart from the core curriculum courses, students must attend and be competent in two of the foreign languages (English, French, German and Italian) taught at the University's Department of Foreign Languages.

Award of Degree

Upon successful completion of forty-eight (48) courses, students are being awarded a B.A. in International and European Studies. The final grade in the degree awarded is the average of the grades received in both compulsory and elective courses in each semester. The grade obtained in the foreign languages courses is not taken into consideration in calculating the final degree grade.

 

 

Please follow the link to transfer to the catalogue of courses offered (note that each and every course counts as 5 ECTS UNITS)