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.


Curious about the Bachelor's programme European Studies and our unique educational method? Visit our Bachelor's Open Day on 25 November 2017 and learn more about studying and living in Maastricht.

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Number of first year students
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First year contact hours
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Diploma within 4 years
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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