The study programme of the Diploma and University Master in Advanced European Studies (DAES) is aimed at providing students with specialized skills on the structure and the functioning of the European Union and its policies.

The course is based on a multidisciplinary approach (political science, international relations, law, economics) and it leverages on the contributions of officials and experts from the European Institutions.

It is aimed at preparing students for careers in EU, national and local institutions, professional associations, the corporate world and private practice.

The programme covers one academic year and is divided into two phases.

The first phase includes teaching activities over two semesters (October to January, and February to June).

Exams take place in the months of January and June.

Students who successfully pass such exams obtain a first qualification: the Diploma in Advanced European Studies (DAES).

The second phase starts in July, after second semester exams. DAES graduates have the possibility to achieve a University Master qualification by writing (and subsquently defending) a Thesis on a European issue related to one course or seminar of the DAES programme, under the supervision of one of the professors of the College. 

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General Structure


Intensive language courses (English – French – Italian) & Introductory courses (Macroeconomics – Law – International Relations)


EU History, Politics and Institutions / EU Law and Legal System


EU Single Market and Fundamental Freedoms


First Semester exams


EU Economics and Governance


Study Visit to Brussels / Strategic Sectors, Funds and Research in the EU


Food Safety, Health and Environmental Protection


EU External Action / Presentation of final Project Work 


Second Semester exams