Module Examination

The content of the study is organized in modules. All modules have to be attended successfully and finalize with a module grade.


The new module structure of ECUE is valid since winter semester 2014/15. The main content of the program remains similar. Improvements and changes are provided in the items internship, research methods, downsizing the exam load and opportunities to set up own study focuses.

In details following modules are studied:

   Examination Office ECUE

   Marcus Reinecke, M.A.
   GA 1/143

   Phone: +49 (0) 234 32-28750
   Email: marcus.reinecke@rub.de

   Office hours:
   Tuesday 10 am - 12 midday, Wednesday 10 am - 12 midday

• Introductory Module (IM)
• Basic Module Philosophy and Law (BPL)
• Basic Module History(BH) (with focus on economic History)
• Basic Module Language and Culture (BLC)
• Basic Module Economics (BE)
• Basic Module Politics and Society (BPS)
• Research Methods 1 (M1)
• Advanced Modules (AM1 + AM2) or Advanced Module (AM1) + Internship Module
• Research Methods 2 (M2)

Examination regulations ECUE (pdf)

Module guide ECUE (pdf)


The following studies and module structure is due to expire with the 15th academic year (start in winter semester 2013/14):

Altogether nine modules are provided. A module examination is either the sum of two individual course units with concluding examinations (obligatory grading, e.g. seminar paper or written test) or consists of one course unit with concluding examination, one course unit (optional grading, active participation) and one module examination. In this case the grade is calculated by the grade of the first seminar and the module examination.

The module examinations take place after the successful participation in two seminars of the same module. These module examinations will happen in the following semester.

In total, 14 courses have to be completed by a concluding examination (15 courses for students starting studies from October 2012) and four module examinations have to be passed (three module examinations for students starting studies from October 2012; the grades of the other five (or six) modules will be calculated by additive method.

This means in detail the following:

  • Module Socities and Cultures in Europe: 1 CU*, 1 CE*, 1 module examination
  • Module European Policy Fields: 2 CE (formerly: 1 CU, 1 CE, 1 module examination)
  • Module Economy in Language and Literature: 2 CE
  • Module Cultural Studies – Methods, Concepts of Europe: 2 CE
  • Module European Economy and Law I: 2 CE
  • Module European Economy and Law II: 2 CE
  • Module European Economical or Cultural History: 1 CU, 1 CE, 1 module examination
  • Module Philosophy, Culture, Education: 1 CU, 1 CE, 1 module examination
  • Module IInterdisciplinary Colloquia: 4 CU incl. 2 CE (portfolio and presentation, report of the excursion)

Further information can be found in the "Modulhandbuch".

*CE Course unit with concluding examination (obligatory grading, for example seminar paper or written test)
*CU Course unit (optional grading, active participation)