Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleMEurIntStudies
CRICOS code075408M
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield, Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Course coordinator

Professor Pascaline Winand


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This course is an inter-disciplinary program which explores the significance of the European Union (EU) in the world. It investigates its political, legal, economic, social, humanitarian, environmental, and security implications for the international system.

Its goal is to provide professionals or future professionals with a particular interest in the European region, with a broad and deep understanding of the institutional framework and policy-making processes of the EU and its relations with non-EU countries, regions and international organisations. The course draws on a variety of disciplines: management, law, politics, sociology, and history. A diverse range of learning experiences is derived from traditional and innovative teaching methods drawing on face-to-face contact, lectures, seminars and videoconferences, as well as audiovisual, multimedia and multisource material, and study abroad .

The extensive range of elective units reflects the interdisciplinary and flexible approach of the program and allows students to develop their understanding of several aspects of the EU. Students may choose a concentration of electives in a given field. They may also elect to write a research paper. As part of their electives, students are offered the opportunity of completing an internship in Brussels, an intensive study program at the Monash Prato Centre in Italy (with the collaboration of the European University Institute, Florence) or a semester abroad at participating European universities, institutes and centres, including SciencesPo (Paris) and the Institut d'Etudes Europennes (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels). Students are also encouraged to deepen their knowledge of one or more European languages.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate a sound knowledge of diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • articulate and apply an understanding of the world view of the field of study
  • demonstrate a critical appreciation of the secondary literature in the field of study
  • apply a critical familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study
  • apply advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • demonstrate advanced analytical skills
  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of research methodology and ethics, and an ability to undertake a small, independent research project in one of the disciplines represented in the program


This course consists of 36 points of compulsory core units and 36 points of electives. At least 24 points must be completed at fifth year level.


Core units

Elective units

Students may choose from a wide range of electives offered by the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Law. Students will choose their electives in consultation with the course coordinator. A full list of electives is available from the Monash European and EU Centre.

Elective units can include:

  • APG4019/APG5019 Approaches to transnationalism
  • APG4278/APG5278 Religion and secularism in the quest for European integration
  • APG4439/APG5439 Research paper in European and international studies
  • APG4440/APG5440 European study abroad part A
  • APG4441/APG5441 European study abroad part B
  • APG4442/APG5442 Intensive European Union study in Europe (12 points)
  • APG4443/APG5443 European Union/Diplomacy and trade internship (12 points)
  • APG4897/APG5897 Researching the EU from a global perspective
  • APG4898/APG5898 The EU and the developing world
  • APG5768 Research project in European and international studies A
  • APG5769 Research project in European and international studies B
  • MGX5650 Business and social policy in the EU

Units in other areas can be identified via the index of units by faculty at or by browsing units at

Students who wish to study a European language may choose up to three six-point language units from units offered by the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics in consultation with the head of the school, the director of the Monash European and EU Centre and the unit coordinators, fulfilling 18 points of the elective requirements.

Students may choose to substitute 12 or 24 points of electives with a research project or policy paper. This option will be of particular interest to those considering applying for admission to a research degree. In this last case, these students are encouraged to take APG4897/APG5897 (Researching the EU from a global perspective) to further develop their methodological skills.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may apply to exit after successful completion of:

  • 24 points with a relevant graduate certificate
  • 48 points with 3925 Graduate Diploma in European and International Studies.


Master of European Integration
Master of European and International Studies

The actual award conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, the timing of study, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.