European Studies

What is Europe and how do we define it? How has history shaped our current understanding of the continent? How has European integration changed Europe? In the bachelor's programme in European Studies, you will work with your fellow students to develop answers to these complex questions. You will explore Europe and European integration using insights and methods from history, political science, international relations, law, economics, philosophy, and sociology. This programme trains you to become a critical thinker who can understand, analyse and explain complex current problems at the European level from various disciplinary perspectives. You can use this expertise to work in European institutions, public administration, management and consultancy.

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  • The multidisciplinarity within the European Studies programme really helps me to look at problems from various perspectives
    Richard Marenbach, European Studies


  • Evelin Rizzo

    BA European Studies alumna wins CES 2018 Undergraduate Project Prize

    Monday, July 2, 2018

    Evelin Rizzo, alumna of the BA European Studies, has been awarded the CES’s 2018 Undergraduate Project Prize by the Council for European Studies.

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  • Richard Mason

    Bachelor European Studies student third in Vernon Smith competition

    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Bachelor European student Richard Mason received the 10th Vernon Smith prize with his essay on the topic "Wann wird Toleranz zum Verbrechen".

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  • FASoS student prizes Dies natalis 2018

    FASoS students receive thesis prizes during Dies Natalis 2018

    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    During the annual Dies Natalis of Maastricht University 2018, four FASoS students received a prize for their bachelor’s/master’s thesis.

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    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

      The UM opens the doors for all its graduates. Join us on Saturday 8 September 2018 for the UM Alumni Day.

      During the day, our best researchers will inform you about their innovative research. Moreover, it will be an opportunity to reminisce about your student years with your old classmates.

      We start the afternoon together during the plenary session at the Minderbroedersberg after which you're free to visit the programme of your choice. Have a look at the programme and sign up via the following link:

      Alumni Day - events - Maastricht University
      1 day 16 hours ago
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      Mark your calendars, because the PAS-festival is back! On 7 & 8 September, Studium Generale, Maastricht University will organise the 5th edition of the festival. Maastricht University will be opening the doors of some of its buildings to anyone with an inquiring mind who wants to be treated to an adventure-packed evening. FASoS' very own singer-songwriter Josh Island will also perform on Friday 7 September. 🎶 Check out the programme via the link below. ⬇️

      PAS-festival 2018 - events - Maastricht University
      1 week 1 day ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

      Are you currently a student at Maastricht University? Do you have above-average knowledge of Windows 10, Apple macOS and Microsoft Office? Then we might be looking for you! 💻✔️ FASoS is looking for one or two enthusiastic student employees ICT to strengthen the information management team for 10-20 hours per week (in consultation). Our team provides support to staff, scientists and students in the field of ICT, information management, education technology, cyber safety (GDPR privacy law) and research data management. To read more about the requirements, tasks and for more info on how to apply, please click on the link below. ⬇️

      Vacancy Student employee ICT - Maastricht University
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