Bachelor

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

News

  • Elsevier ranking

    Three FASoS education programmes first place in Elsevier Ranking 2018

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    In the Elsevier Best Studies 2018 ranking, the bachelor’s programmes European Studies and Arts and Culture and the research master's programme Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST) ended up first in their category.

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  • Evelin Rizzo

    Prize Winning Bachelor European Studies thesis published in EuropeNow

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Alumna Evelin Rizzo (Bachelor European Studies) has published her prize winning bachelor's thesis in EuropeNow.

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  • ESST

    European Studies student wins ESST European Undergraduate Prize

    Monday, October 1, 2018

    Jan Kleinheinrich (student of the bachelor's programme European Studies) has won the 20188 ESST prize.

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    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

      "Once we return, all CAST students have to submit a dossier of work from our internships. For me that ended up being a research paper on the dissonance I noticed between how artists talked about their art as a process and how I observed it in the gallery as a series of objects. My experience in Perth has not only given me this understanding, but also a new level of confidence that I will take with me into the next six months as I complete my thesis." Laura is the student ambassador for the research master Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology. Read her entire article here: https://bit.ly/2Fvo22Y

      17 hours 4 min ago
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      "We are a small class of 30 students and we bonded quickly because the programme provides for more contact hours than most courses at Maastricht University, and because of its focus on group work. The annual EPA Brussels trip in November, when we visited several consultancies and institutions, brought us even closer, and so did the spontaneous get-togethers we love to organise." Ilaria is the student ambassador for our master's programme European Public affairs. Read her entire article here: https://bit.ly/2Fvo22Y
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      Ilaria Piovesan, Master European Public Affairs

      5 days 9 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

      Call for applicants is now open! Apply now and join Student Forum Maastricht 2019!

      Are you interested in the European Union and in EU policy-making? Do you want to work on interesting topics in an international team? Are you a student aged between 18 and 30 years and did not participate in SFM before? Then take the opportunity and apply for SFM 2019 before 8 February 2019!

      SFM is your possibility to work on stimulating topics in a motivated team of students from across Europe. During the conference, you work on a policy proposal in your field of choice which will be submitted to the European Commission. Various policy experts will be available to assist you in this process. SFM 2019 will take place between 24-28 April 2019 at the Maastricht University Campus in Brussels, Belgium.

      This year’s topics are:
      euGovernance: Digital Integration of the Public Sector Reducing Food Waste: Towards a Circular EU EU Enlargement: Spreading European Values in Candidate Countries Our EU: The Mobilization of Citizen's Engagement

      For further information about the topics and the application process, please visit our website: http://www.student-forum.eu/#all

      1 week 17 hours ago