Crisis and Continuity? Contemporary European Politics and the European Union
calendar_month 29 Iul 2015, 00:00
%E2%80%98You know what the funniest thing about Europe is? It%E2%80%99s the little differences.%E2%80%99 (Quentin Tarantino) This module builds on the similarities and differences between European states to offer an overview of Europe%E2%80%99s states and the contemporary challenges they face. It introduces you to basic concepts and issues of European politics and the political implications of European integration. This module looks at both politics at the national level %E2%80" political systems, party politics, interest representation, and policy-making, as well as at the EU level and the interaction between the two.

Course leader
Roxana Mihaila

Target group
The University of Sussex International Summer School welcomes applicants from a wide range of educational backgrounds. Although most of you will be currently enrolled at a university or college, we also welcome applicants who have been away from education for some years, as well as highly committed senior high school students - for some courses a good general education, an open mind and lots of enthusiasm are the main qualifications. For some other courses you will see that prerequisites are listed - applicants for these courses are expected to submit transcripts to demonstrate that they have taken, or are currently taking, the necessary precursors.

Course aim
The International Summer School provides an opportunity to meet and study with people from different countries and cultures, on a cosmopolitan campus. The large range of courses on offer allows you to get ahead with credit in core courses, or simply to experiment with something new.

Credits info
7.5 ECTS Summer School courses carry 18 credits and last for four weeks. Since the standard annual load for a Sussex student is 120 credits, this means that each course is equivalent to four and a half semester hours or nine ECTS credits. Students can take only one course per session, as the courses are intensive. You can expect to spend 30 to 45 hours each week on your course between attending classes, labs and workshops, as well as time spent outside class preparing the readings and assignments. You can find information about the courses offered by the International Summer School through our course directory or courses by subject pages of our website.

Fee info
GBP 1480: Tuition only (one four week session). GBP 2750: Tuition only (BOTH four week ISS sessions).

The University of Sussex offers a limited number of scholarships for participation in the ISS in the form of partial fee waivers to students from developing countries who have high potential for future leadership in their field of study or career.

University of Sussex
Address: University of Sussex Brighton
Postal code: BN1 9SL
City: Brighton
Country: United Kingdom
Phone: 00441273877556