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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Diploma within 4 years
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Job within 6 months
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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


  • 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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      Yesterday, our Dean Sophie Vanhoonacker visited the annual Student Forum Maastricht conference at the UM Campus Brussels. She came to listen to the presentation of the policy proposals and handed out final certificates to the participants. Student Forum Maastricht is an international academic conference bringing together students and professionals to discuss EU related topics. This year the conference took place between 18 and 22 April. Have a look at their Facebook page to get an impression of the event.

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      When she previously lived in Hamburg, Carlotta Borges, a European Studies student, saw homeless people who didn’t have anywhere to go. When she came here to study, she decided to address the fate of the homeless in Maastricht. “I wanted to give something back to the city”, says Carlotta. More than a hundred people responded to her initial message on the Sharing Caring page on Facebook. About half of them came to the meeting where the idea of ​​helping had to take on more concrete forms. Read the entire article on our website. ⬇️

      Cooking for the homeless
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