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European Politics, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The European Politics course at European School of Political and Social Sciences (Espol) addresses major political problems and explores the strategies implemented to resolve them. The instruction focuses on the regulation of international politics at the European and global levels, equipping students with the knowledge and skills required to understand and influence the world of tomorrow.

In the Programme in European Politics, all courses are taught in English and focused on the European Integration and Policy. In addition, students do a beginner, intermediate or advanced course in French at the Alliance Française.

The programme includes study trips to Brussels, Paris and other European cities. Students can choose to study at ESPOL during the autumn semester, the spring semester or for a whole year. Students receive a Certificate and 30 ECTS for one semester or 60 ECTS for a full year’s studies.

The Programme in European Politics is open to undergraduate and graduate students who wish to spend a semester or a year in one of the biggest French universities in order to develop their knowledge of European institutions and to learn French.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Analysis
  • French
  • History of European Integration
  • Public Policy
  • Public International Law
  • European Local Government Systems
  • Migrations and Immigrations in Europe
  • New and Social Media in Europe
  • History, Geography and Globalization
  • French politics
  • French
  • EU and Global Governance
  • Introduction to the Law and Institutions of the EU
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Interests Representation and Lobbying in Europe
  • Theatre Workshop
  • Introduction to International Political Economy
  • Ethics of Care

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    Admission’s deadlines: 

    15th of December (Spring Semester)

    15th of July (Fall semester)

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • This programme is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Students should send a copy of their most recent diploma, their academic transcript and a CV

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lille

  • 741 - 1150 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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