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


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      On friday, FASoS wil host the 100th Kapuscinski Development Lecture. The Lecture will be given by professor Alcinda Honwana (16.00-17.30). Please register via the following link:

      10 hours 54 min ago
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      Dear FASoS bachelor's students,

      Are you thinking about your next step? You can explore your options at the Master’s Fair on Tuesday 6 February.

      The Master’s Fair is a new event to explore all UM master’s programmes in one location. There may be more master’s programmes to pick from at Maastricht University than you think! Ever thought about a master’s programme in Law after a European Studies bachelor?

      Current FASoS master's students and students and staff from other faculties will be there to talk with you.

      Maastricht University offers a number of multidisciplinary master’s programmes of which you maybe are not aware. At the Master’s Fair the entire master’s offer will be presented in the following set-up:
      • Arts & Culture
      • Business and Economics
      • Globalisation, Sustainability and Development
      • Health, Medicine and Life Sciences & Psychology
      • Law, Politics and Governance
      • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

      The Master’s Fair is organised from 16.00 – 20.00 on Tuesday 6 February 2018 at the MECC, Forum 100, 6229 GV Maastricht. To register please check out:

      If you cannot make it, but want to speak with current FASoS master's students online please check out:

      14 hours 44 min ago
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      Did you know that all students living in Maastricht have the right to vote in municipal elections?

      On 21 March you will have the opportunity to cast your ballot and influence Maastricht’s political landscape for the next four years, because that’s when the next municipal vote is scheduled.

      If you want to vote, you need to be registered as a Maastricht resident. If you are, you will be sent a ‘Stempas’ (voting pass) by mail in early March. You will also receive a map showing all the locations where you can go with your ‘Stempas’ and cast your vote.If you haven’t registered at the city hall yet, then this is the time to do so - and hope your application will be processed before 5 February. Non-EU citizens who have been living in Maastricht for more than five years are also eligible to vote. They will also receive both the ‘Stempas’ and map by mail.
      Want to know more about the upcoming elections?
      Check out MAASX for all the ins and outs of the Maastricht political landscape.

      📸 Picture by: Reinder Rustema, Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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