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Master of art international politics curriculum

The Executive Master in International Politics is awarded after nine months of coursework. The curriculum, which consists of  60 credits ECTS (based on different parameters, such as student workload, learning outcomes and contact hours), relates conceptual frameworks and contemporary realities of today's international politics. This objective is pursued through the complementary methodologies of lectures, discussions, seminars in small groups, presentations by participants and self-study from the reading materials available. The programme of lectures is reviewed every year and adapted to the rapidly changing international scene. In order to qualify for the Executive Master in International Politics participants are required to attend all twelve modules of the programme (20 ECTS) Academic Tutoring (2 ECTS), twelve Seminars & write two seminar essays (10 ECTS), produce an original dissertation or Master thesis   (20 ECTS) and pass an oral examination (8 ECTS)The Executive Master in Politics is aimed at professionals working in an international environment who would like to acquire specific skills relating to the analysis of development and good governance issues.The classes are held in English and French every Friday night (6.00 pm – 7.30 pm) and Saturday morning (9.30 am – 12.30 am) from October to May.


Executive Master in International Politics Curriculum


 Module 1  Power Politics & International Relations

1.  Introduction to Geopolitics

2. Introduction to International Theories

3. Basic Principles of International Public Law

4. International Negociation: Theory & Practice

5. The Role of International Organizations


     Seminar 1  Future Trends & World Geopolitics


Module 2  World Economy in the Area of Globalization

1. The International Monetary System

2. World Debt & Structural Adjustement Polices

3. Regionalisation, Globalisation & Trade Issues

4. The Role of Multinational Companies

5. Economic Development & policy perspective


     Seminar 2  International Negotiation


Module 3  Conflit Management, Arms Control & Cyber Security

1. War, Peace & Security Issues

2. Disarmament & Arms Control

3. non-proliferation

4. Geopolitics of Internet

5. Cyber War & Cyber Security

4. Peacekeeping & Conflict Management

5. United  Nations Peacekeeping


     Seminar 3  Geopolitics of Terrorism


Module 4  Geopolitics of Energy & Climate Change

1. Geopolitics of Energy

2. European Energy Security

3. Politics of Climate Change

4. Climate Change & Development

5. Climate Change & Developing Counties


     Seminar 4  Perspective on Sustainable Development


Module 5  Issues of international Law

1. Current Status of International Penal Law

2. Politics & International law

3. The Question of Humanitarian Intervention

4. Case Study: Darfour, Rwanda

5. International Court & Tribunal ICC, ICTY, ICJ

6. The Court of Strasbourg and the EU dealing with Refugees & Asylum


     Seminar 5  Culture, Identity, Ideology & Nationalism


Module 6  USA Foreign Policy & Transatlantic relations

1. US Foreign Policy (political constraints)

2. US Foreign Policy (decision-making process)

3. US Foreign Policy (international Priorities)

4. Euro-US Relations

5. The Atlantic Alliance & its Future


     Seminar 6  Nato Operations & lessons learned


Module 7  Geopolitics of Russia & Central Asia

1. Russia (political spectrum)

2. Russia (economic transition)

3. Russia (international Priorities)

4. The New International politics of Central Asia

5. Central Asia Issues


     Seminar 7  Russia Versus West, Nato & Europe


Module 8  The Future of European Union

1. European common Foreign & Security Policy (CFSP)

2. European common Security & Defence Policy 

4. European Enlargement to the East

5. Franco-German couple & new central Europe

5. The Mediterranean


     Seminar 8  European Security & Defence Policy


Module 9  Geopolitics of Maghreb & Middle East

1. Geopolitics of Persian Gulf

2. Geopolitics of Iran

3. USA in the Middle East

4. Israel-Arab Relations

5. Maghreb Geopolitics


     Seminar 9  Consequences of Arab's Uprisings


Module 10  South & East Asia the new epicentre of global politics

1. India Sub-Continent in the world Perspective

2. China in the International System

3. Japan in the International System

4. South & North Korea

5. South East Asia & the Asean

6. Asian Issues


     Seminar 10  Economic Cooperation & Security in Asia


Module 11  Latin America in the International System

1. EU/Latin America Relations

2. US/Latin America Relations

3. China's influence in LAC

4. Regional Integration

5. Foreign Policy in comparative Perspective

6. Latin America in the International System


     Seminar 11  Hegemony & Global Governance in LAC


Module 12  Sub-Saharan & East Africa

1. Sub-Saharan Africa in the International System

2. Political & Economic Development

3. China's influence in Africa

4. West & Central Africa

5. The Horn of Africa

6. Regional Conflicts


     Seminar 12  African Governance & Development Challenges