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Understanding European Union Politics

From the outside, the EU often creates the impression of being a messy political unit.
One reason for this public image is that decision-making in the European Union relies on many different actors and institutions. As a consequence, it is often difficult to comprehend who develops policy proposals, how decisions are made and who is responsible for policy outcomes. In this seminar, we take a close look at the institutions, processes and policies of the EU to reach the aim of understanding European Union politics.

Find full course description in the course catalogue.    



The grade for the course consists of two parts:

  • Coursework counting app. 40 %
  • 3-hour written exam counting app. 60 %

The written exam is online and presence in Aarhus is not nescessary.

Admission Requirements


Course specific:


To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination. 


Exchange Students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about the admission here.