Our teaching approach
Discussion and clear communication of one's ideas are a vital part of success in any academic programme. EPPAC offers small, informal classes that ensure a high level of interaction among students and faculty in a stimulating classroom environment. Greater opportunities for individual attention foster intellectual development and achievement right from the start.
In addition to regular lectures, the programme includes tutorials and group study sessions.
For students who cannot attend lessons, course materials are available online. Students are encouraged to maintain contact with their professors by email throughout the semester for clarification and updates concerning coursework.
The programme offers ample opportunity for students to work closely with members of the Institute of Public Policy and Collective Choice (POLIS) as well as with a variety of distinguished visiting professors from all over the world. The result is a highly-motivating and dynamic environment with a strong commitment to high-level research. This can be seen in the numerous public seminars and lectures sponsored by the Institute each year. EPPAC is also strongly committed to internationalisation, with a particular view to the European Union. This commitment is translated into reality in the second year of the programme, when the participation of foreign exchange students makes English the language of choice for some courses.
The programme normally takes two years to complete, but students with jobs or other commitments may choose an alternative study programme that lasts three to four years. First-year tuition waivers and other awards are sometimes available for top academic achievement.