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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Student satisfaction
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Number of first year students
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265 National average
First year contact hours
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6-18 National average
Flow to second year
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78% National average
Diploma within 4 years
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82% National average
Job within 6 months
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59% National average

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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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    • As you might have noticed, the Vrijthof has been closed for a couple of weeks now, due to the André Rieu concerts. It sure looks beautiful at night. 🎆 @ Vrijthof

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      Watch the video of #MaastrichtYoungAcademy about Dr. Anna Harris, who conducts research on the role of technology in teaching diagnostic skills at FASoS and Skillslab!

      The Maastricht Young Academy (MYA) is a group of early-career scientists from Maastricht University. Their aim is to operate as an independent - and, when necessary critical - platform within the university.

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    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

      In May 2018 FASoS students were asked to fill in a questionnaire about the provision of student information at FASoS. A big thank you to all the participants!

      The results are very useful for the further development of student communication. Based on the answers we have already made small improvements. For example, students asked for one page where all the contact details can be found of the Office of Student Affairs on the Student Intranet. This has been done. More improvements will follow after summer, we will keep you posted.

      As announced one the respondents could win a Bandito voucher. The lucky winner is Marius Risse!

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