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.
The past few months the world has been dominated by the covid-19 crisis. The impact of the coronavirus on society has been huge and as some parts of the world are slowly re-opening their societies, it becomes clear that special measures need to be taken to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
We understand that in these uncertain times it is difficult to assess what the new academic year will look like. These uncertainties logically raise many questions: How about safety in Maastricht? What will education look like at FASoS? What can you expect from student life? We can't give a conclusive answer to all these questions, but we can try to help you as best we can.
Please visit our information pages to see what your study programme will look like at the beginning of the next academic year.
Are you a prospective student and interested in one of our bachelor's programmes?
Since the Experience Days at FASoS have been cancelled, we would like to offer you several online resources which can give you a feel of what it is like to study at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and provide you with some answers to questions you might have. You can visit a Virtual Open Day, compare our bachelor's programmes or make an online personal appointment for more information about the programme of your choice.
We also offer Online Q&A sessions for several programmes.
Application deadlines for academic year 2020-2021:
Are you curious which of our bachelor’s programmes suits you best? Would you like to know what your career opportunities are after finishing one of our four bachelor’s programmes? Are you still unsure which bachelor’s programme to choose? Below you find a useful tool to compare our bachelor’s programmes in terms of content, student profile, and career prospects.
Find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, experience our unique approach to teaching, immerse yourself in your programme of choice, and explore our beautiful city. The next Bachelor's Open Day is on 31 October 2020.
The multidisciplinarity within the European Studies programme really helps me to look at problems from various perspectives
During the Dies Natalis 2020 two FASoS students were presented with the Bachlor's Thesis Prize.
During EuroSim 2020, an international, interuniversity and transatlantic simulation of the European Union, the FASoS team won 3 out 5 possible awards.
In the Elsevier ranking 2019 several FASoS bachelor's and master's programmes were ranked first in their category.
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