Ph.D. program on European Studies
Starting from 2004, a new Ph.D. programme under the category of “European Studies” has been put on the list of Peking University Ph.D. programmes. The Centre has been granted quotes to recruited 4 Ph.D. students each year. According to the graduate student system at PKU, student will stay 4 years to complete the Ph.D. degree. Apart from individualised supervision by Chinese and invited European professors, these professors have also developed the following advanced interdisciplinary courses specially for the Ph.D. programme: Methodology in European Studies, Research and Documentation in European Studies, Interdisciplinary Seminar on important issues of European Integration, and Advanced seminar on European culture and history.
M.A. program on European studies
Starting from September 2004, the Centre began to receive the first group of M.A. students on European Studies. We recruited 7 in the first year under the title of “European Studies”. The programme consists of 5 basic compulsory core courses: Methodology of European studies, European polity and politics, European economic integration, European Union law, and History of European integration. The program also consists of a number of non-compulsory courses including Political thoughts of European integration, Multi-level governance in the EU, European constitution and constitutional thought, National identity and normative integration of EU, European competition policy, European social and employment policy, EMU and Euro, European external relations, European environmental policy and law, Social, cultural and political perspectives of European integration, European foreign and security policy, International political economy: Europe and the world, Comparative political economy: Europe and Asia, and European trade law—WTO. M.A. students will take the above-mentioned 5 basic compulsory courses and at least 5 of the above optional courses. After successful completion of the programme, they will receive a M.A. degree in European Studies from PKU.
Academic Exchange Program
In order to enhance the quality for graduate students training and for academic and policy researches, the Centre has been developing institutionalised partnership with a number of leading European universities. Our European partners are playing significant roles in teaching important courses of European studies, which are not yet offered by our faculties, in assisting curriculum development for advanced M.A. and Ph.D. courses, and in participating in research projects and giving public lectures. Our European partners are also facilitating the visits of our faculty members and M.A. and Ph.D. students. Thus, our scholars and students also have opportunities to conduct research and take courses in European universities.