Institutions, Politics and Policies of the European Union

Second year module

Lecturer: Valentina Kostadinova

The module focuses on the process of European integration, and the EU political system. Initially it introduces the EU institutions and then analyses some key policy areas such as the internal market and social policy. Finally it analyses European integration from the perspective of citizenship and democracy.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module students are expected to demonstrate a detailed familiarity with the institutions, policy making, political processes and major policies of the European Union.


  • 2 x 3000 assessed work (50% each)