Integrated skills track
Full course description
The Skills Track spans from September to April, and provides training on various professional and research skills related to academic communication (verbal and written), research design skills (formulation of research questions, basic design of an academic study, choice of methods), as well as working with (academic) sources. The Research Skills component of the Integrated Skills Track is designed to train students in the most important skills required to accomplish research projects in European Public Affairs, as well as to prepare for the drafting of the MA EPA final work – the internship thesis.
The main goal of the Integrated Skills Track is to equip the students with practical skills indespensible for the contemporary European Studies graduate such as presentation and writing skills, team-work and strategic communication. In addition, the course prepares the students for the drafting of their graduation project - the internship thesis.
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