4 ECTS credits
100 h study time
Offer 1 with catalog number 8017273GNR for all students in the 1st semester
a (G) Postgraduate - preliminary level.
- 1st semester
- Enrollment based on exam contract
- Grading method
- Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
- Can retake in second session
- Taught in
- Faculty of Social Sciences & SolvayBusinessSchool
- Institute for European Studies
- Educational team
- Luk VAN LANGENHOVE
- Activities and contact hours
- 100 contact hours Independent or External Form of Study
- Course Content
This course provides a comprehensive overview on the functioning, mechanisms and procedures of the EU institutions, which will allow the students to:
- distinguish between the functions of multiple EU Institutions;
- be updated on the recent and current policy trends developed or responded to by the EU Institutions;
- broaden understanding on the involvement of the EU Member States in functioning of the EU Institutions;
- develop skills in working with the EU institutional documents and websites.
The reading material includes: book chapters, articles, infographics and official documents.
The course consists of the six following modules:
- Module 1. EU institutions: Introduction
- Module 2. European Parliament
- Module 3. Avoiding confusion: European Council and the Council of the European Union
- Module 4. EU policy-making forge: European Commission
- Module 5. EU Judicial bodies: Court of Justice of the EU and European Court of Auditors
- Module 6. European Central Bank
The duration of the course is 12 weeks.
- Additional info
- Learning Outcomes
After completing this module, students should be able to:
- Identify the core European institutions and their functions;
- Be able to place their respective roles in the decision-making processes.
The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Oral Exam determines 40% of the final mark.
Other Exam determines 60% of the final mark.
Within the Oral Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:
- Oral Exam
with a relative weight of 40
which comprises 40% of the final mark.
Within the Other Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:
with a relative weight of 60
which comprises 60% of the final mark.
- Additional info regarding evaluation
Each of the six module consists of reading material and an exercise, which will be evaluated by the course coordinator. After successfully accomplishing an assignment, a student receives maximum 10 points (a maximum of 60 points). The students are given 2 weeks to finalise each module. Upon the end of the six modules, the students take a final exam. The final exam is 40 points. The total is therefore 100 points (or 100%).
This offer is part of the following study plans:
Postgraduate Certificate European Policy Making: Default track