Do you want to broaden your knowledge of European politics and policies in a programme that combines the study of political science with international relations, history and sociology? Are you ambitious, with a keen motivation to pursue a career that requires strong research competences, such as in a think tank or in academia, or jobs in politics and journalism? And are you interested in being part of a small, close-knit community of students and researchers? If so, the two-year interdisciplinary European Studies programme is the right choice for you.
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Hannes is from Germany, has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Bonn and decided to come to Maastricht for the research master’s programme in European Studies. “I am particularly interested in the European Union and international relations, but after my bachelor’s I missed the tools for in-depth analysis and research. That is why I chose this particular two-year research master’s programme because there is a substantial focus on methods, statistics, data analysis and so forth. I want to learn all I can about ‘Europe’, but I also want to be able to research a problem, collect data and analyse it in order to come up with solutions. As this is a two-year programme, there is plenty of opportunity for personal development too. After I graduate, I would like to work in Brussels as an analyst or researcher, for a European institution or perhaps a think-tank. I will definitely apply for my six-month internship there. This was another reason to come to Maastricht. When I visited Brussels during my bachelor’s studies, I noticed that many people, who worked there, had studied at FASoS. So, this is definitely the best place to start your career!”
“I love the theoretical content of European Studies and the research skills we learn here. That combination is perfect.”
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"Great things never happen when you stay in your comfort zone".
The interdisciplinary and international approach of the programme, with politics, history, culture and economics makes it super interesting.
“This research master teaches you to think in an abstract way, which is necessary to understand the problems and challenges the EU faces.”
During the annual Dies Natalis 2020 two FASoS students were presented with the 2019 Student Award during the academic session.
Mira Seyfettinoglu, a student in the Research Master European Studies, presented the first part of her MSc thesis at the GLOBALCIT Conference 2019.
Studying in ten different countries in a university that transcends geographical, political, linguistic, and disciplinary borders? The alliance Young Universities for the Future of Europe, under the leadership of Maastricht University, has won funds to create a European university. Now begins the frantic race to realise this aureate ambition. And UM students have a role to play…
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