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MA Program in European Peace and Security Studies

(starting 23 September 2012)

European Peace University Private University (EPU) Rochusplatz 1/Burg A-7461 Stadtschlaining/Austria phone +43-3355-43924 web:, mail:,
We wish to invite you to join a select group of about 20 students from around the world in an intensive course in European Studies at the European Peace University Private University (EPU) in Stadtschlaining, Austria. The EPU is accredited by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research and the Austrian Accreditation Council. LOCATION: Stadtschlaining is a beautiful, small and quiet medieval town with a ca. 800-year old castle hosting a peace museum. It is situated in the foothills of the Alps, between Vienna and Graz and surrounded by hiking trails, with a hot spring and spa nearby. Classrooms and 44 single rooms with private bath are located in a new building, Haus International. Next to the castle there is a famous peace library with 30,000 books and many films, most of them in English. COURSES: All the courses are taught in English, by experts in their field from around the world. MODULES: 1st trimester (Fall): Orientation Week Module 1: The European Integration Process as a Way to Peace in Europe Module 2: Governance and Policy Making in the EU Module 3: Social Science Methodology 2nd trimester (Spring): Module 4: Europe in the International System Module 5: The EU Peace Power Europe? Module 6: The EU and Global Markets Module 10: Research Project (Part 1) Academic Excursion 3rd trimester (Summer): Module 7: European History, Society and Civilisation Module 8: Transformation and Democratisation Processes in Central, East and South East Europe Module 9: Regional Conflict Studies

Module 10: Research Project (Part 2) Simulation Game The 4th trimester is an internship trimester, the 5th trimester is dedicated to writing the MA Thesis. Participation is possible in either the complete MA program, or in the Certificate Program, or in individual modules. WHO SHOULD APPLY: Students from any academic discipline interested in European Studies. REQUIREMENTS: A first university degree (Bachelor Degree or international equivalent), proof of excellent knowledge of English (TOEFL test) and preferably some professional experience in a related field. For participation in individual modules no university degree is required. DEGREES: Those who successfully complete the entire program (including MA Thesis and Defence) obtain an MA Degree in European Peace and Security Studies. Those who successfully complete one trimester obtain a Certificate Degree in European Peace and Security Studies. Those who complete individual modules obtain a Certificate of Attendance. EUROPEAN CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM (ECTS): The academic workload done at EPU is measured in ECTS credit points according to the Bologna System. This system facilitates acknowledgment of academic work and degrees within the European Higher Education Area. The MA Degree in European Peace and Security Studies counts for 120 ECTS. It entitles the holder to continue with a PhD at any given university, provided that the university accepts the candidate. For further information on allocation of ECTS to individual modules please see our website . COSTS: MA Program: 2 500 tuition per trimester (for 3 trimesters) + 1 400 accommodation* per trimester + 800 graduation fee (non-recurring). Certificate Program: 2 500 tuition per trimester + 1 400 accommodation* per trimester. Individual Module: 835 tuition + 465 accommodation per module.
*Accommodation in single rooms with private bath, W-LAN access, kitchen etc. in the student hotel Haus International ( No meals included.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY: Please visit our website . If you have further questions please contact: Ms Anita Flasch Mail:, Tel.: +43-3355-43924 (mornings).

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