How can we understand the EU’s response to the financial crisis or to the confrontation between Ukraine and Russia? How do we account for the EU’s reaction to the refugee crisis provoked by conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa? What is Europe’s peacekeeping role and capacity? The master's programme in European Studies trains you to answer these complex questions. Because you cannot study Europe from just one angle, the programme examines global developments and multi-level governance in a broader context, combining political science, history, international relations, economics and cultural studies. This student-centred, interdisciplinary programme is among the largest, and certainly the most international, in Europe and has an excellent reputation. You will study the internal and external dimensions of European policy, governance and administration. The focus is on the underlying issues of power and influence, governance and culture within the European milieu and between Europe and the wider world.
You can choose one of the three specialisations within the master's programme. Check the specialisations pages for more specific information:
- Truly international: students from more than 20 countries
- Learn from expert lecturers and professionals in the field
- Small study groups of max 15 students
- 1-year, full-time master’s, taught in English
- Starts in September
- Weekly: 10 contact hrs, 30 hrs group & independent study
- You will get an MA in European Studies in one of the three specialisations
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H2020 grant for Assem Dandashly, Hylke Dijkstra and Gergana NoutchevaTuesday, August 18, 2020
Assem Dandashly, Hylke Dijkstra and Gergana Noutcheva have been awarded a Horizon 2020 grant.
FASoS alumna Hanna Novosad appointed minister in UkraineMonday, September 2, 2019
Master European Studies alumna Hanna Novosad has been appointed as Education Minister.
MA European Studies alum Virginijus Sinkevičius nominated as European CommissionerMonday, August 26, 2019
The Lithuanian parliament approved the nomination of Economy and Innovation Minister Virginijus Sinkevičius for European commissioner.