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European Union Law MA

Registration - EU applicants

Registration - non-EU applicants


Career opportunities

Our graduates are prepared to work as a professional staff member at EU institutions and other international organizations as well as local and national government. They serve as leaders of the change in their local communities, helping in promoting the idea of European integration and making the best use of the European funds. The European Union Law program also prepare for work in private enterprises in Poland and throughout Europe (Specialization “Business Law”) or to be involved in diplomatic service with the strong focus on protection Human Rights and migration policy (Specialization “Diplomacy”).

The course is designed by our highly-qualified academic staff in cooperation with representatives of the administrative staff of the EU institutions, representatives of diplomatic institutions and consulates, lawyers and law advisors. Their presence guarantees that the course programme meets the factual demands as regards education and employability of specialists in the field of EU law.

COURSE CONTENT


Work placements

Students complete mandatory 60 hours of practice The strong cooperation  with both national and International institutions  leads to many opportunities for European Studies students to get placement or internship at organizations across the public and private sectors, e.g. the European Parliament, the European Commission Representation Office in Warsaw, Representation of European Commission in Warsaw, the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, unites of the central and local government,  the EU Funds departments, the Rule of Law Institute Foundation and other non-governmental organizations. Students also can participate in the Erasmus Exchange Program taking advantage of various study abroad opportunities.

Graduate employability and market transition is supported by social activity projects: participating in Student Research Group Euro-KUL, writing a blog Europens, participating in the EU-funded projects realised at the University.

KUL’s Careers Centre provides a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Students may also get help from the University Career Services Office, that is implementing the program “Cool Careers”.



Skills acquired by EU Law graduates

  • the graduates are fluent in areas that are a key part of European legal regulations. They become specialists in the scope of European problems and acquire professional skills that are demanded on the European labour market
  • the programme offers two specialisations: economic and diplomatic
  • students can also obtain certificates from EU Diplomacy Academy, European Academy of Competition Law, EU Funds Academy

  • our graduates possess good mediation and negotiation skills, they know the art of public speaking, they acquire effective presentation skills
  • our graduates know hot to apply for EU funds
  • they can act as consultants within the scope of EU legal regulations

  • program put a heavy emphasis on language learning, encouraging both written and spoken fluency. Apart from obligatory English, students will also learn a second European language
  • official languages of the EU (mandatory subject for the diplomatic specialisation)
  • French for diplomacy

  • efficient and effective use of EU databases (EUR-Lex) and the EuroStat statistics

  • skills for analysing the legal and political structures and phenomena in Europe
  • deep knowledge of European history and culture and the ability to understand and analyze the social, political and economic processes that occur in the European Union

  • skills necessary for running a small company at the domestic and EU level
  • our graduates know how to apply for EU funds and how to manage EU-funded projects

Education requirements


BA diploma in European Studies or BA/MA Degree in Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Philosophy, English Philology and a document confirming your English proficiency at level B2.