Master

European Studies: International Relations

International relations is about the EU as an international player. Trade, energy, the environment, finance, migration, and conflict – some issues are just too big for a single member state to tackle alone. You will look at how different European  countries, with their own interests, militaries, and diplomatic corps, come together to deal with common challenges. You will examine the types of ethical and practical issues underpinning international cooperation and conflict. Key themes include international relations theory and foreign policy analysis, insights from political economy, human rights law and other fields. These issues have acquired new urgency with so much turmoil in the world, from the recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa to the instability in Ukraine to heightened economic cooperation among the BRICS countries.

International Relations is one specialisation of the Master European Studies. Discover also our other specialisations:

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Evelyn Rooseboom de Vries, Student Ambassador European Studies: International Relations

After studying European Studies and Political Science in Norway, Evelyn decided to pursue a master’s programme in International Relations at FASoS. Having Dutch roots contributed to Evelyn’s choice to come to Maastricht.

Why Evelyn chose to study European Studies – International Relations:
“Norway has very close relations with the European Union but is not a Member State. This makes the relationship between Norway and the EU a very special one.  I have a particular interest in defense and security policy and hope to become a contributor to the representation of Norway in international institutions in a few years from now. Furthermore, when studying in Maastricht you meet people from all over Europe and from all over the world .”

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Evelyn Rooseboom de Vries, Student Ambassador MA European Studies: International Relations 2022-2023

“I love that I can live and study in a city that played such an important role in the history of European integration.”

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Pre-master's programme

If you do not satisfy the admission requirements of this Master's programme you may be able to enrol in a Pre-master's course year. Check out the Pre-master information and learn more about the programme, the courses and the requirements.

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    Monday, August 26, 2019

    The Lithuanian parliament approved the nomination of Economy and Innovation Minister Virginijus Sinkevičius for European commissioner.

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