Master

European Studies (Research)

***Awarded ‘Top Rated Programme’ label, Keuzegids 2016, 2017 & 2018***

***Best European Studies Master’s programme in the Netherlands (Keuzegids 2018)***

 

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.

  • Choose a study specialisation (year 1): Europe and the World / Governance and Representation in Europe / Historicising European Union.
  • Choose a graduation package (year 2): Double Degree / Study Abroad / Research Internship.​

Unique features

  • A small, close-knit community of students and researchers (average intake 12-15 students)
  • Over 90% international students
  • Awarded 'Top Rated Programme' label (Keuzegids 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Top-rated faculty (Keuzegids 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Scholarships are available towards tuition, maintenance, study abroad and internships

Download the programme flyer or contact the programme director Giselle Bosse: rmes-fasos[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl.

More information about graduation packages can be found on the "Courses & Curriculum" page.

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Mira Seyfettinoglu, Student Ambassador Research Master European Studies

Mira Seyfettinoglu is from Germany (with Turkish roots), she obtained a bachelor’s degree in European Studies from Maastricht University and decided to stay in Maastricht for the research master’s programme in European Studies. “Writing my bachelor’s thesis was actually a turning point for me. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to embrace my newly-found passion for research and continue with this research master’s programme. This decision also enabled me to continue with the project Citizenship by Investments – the topic of my bachelor’s thesis – I was working on with my supervising professor. Next year, I will be supervising a group of bachelor’s students assigned to our project as part of their Honours Programme. I’m really looking forward to that.  This programme is really small-scale with 13 students with different academic backgrounds, ranging from Anthropology to Business Administration. There is a real individual approach and personal atmosphere.  After I graduate, my aim is to work in the diplomatic field for the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs but I can also see myself in Brussels, working in one of the external relations departments of the European Commission.”

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Mira Seyfettinoglu, Ambassador Research master European Studies 2018-2019

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Kickstart your career at our Master's Open Day

Experience Maastricht University: find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, immerse yourself in your programme of choice, and explore our beautiful city. The next Master’s Open Day is on Saturday 16 March 2019.

  • The interdisciplinary and international approach of the programme, with politics, history, culture and economics makes it super interesting.
    Eva Durlinger, Student ambassador Research master European Studies 2017-2018
  • “This research master teaches you to think in an abstract way, which is necessary to understand the problems and challenges the EU faces.”
    Johanna Breuer, Student Ambassador Research Master European Studies 2016-2017

News

  • Keuzegids 2018 Top rated programme

    Keuzegids Masters 2018: three designated ‘top study programmes’ at FASoS

    Thursday, March 8, 2018

    FASoS master's programme ESST and research master's programmes European Studies and Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology Top rated programmes in the Keuzegids Masters 2018.

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    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

      "We are a small class of 30 students and we bonded quickly because the programme provides for more contact hours than most courses at Maastricht University, and because of its focus on group work. The annual EPA Brussels trip in November, when we visited several consultancies and institutions, brought us even closer, and so did the spontaneous get-togethers we love to organise." Ilaria is the student ambassador for our master's programme European Public affairs. Read her entire article here: https://bit.ly/2Fvo22Y
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      Ilaria Piovesan, Master European Public Affairs

      1 day 3 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

      Call for applicants is now open! Apply now and join Student Forum Maastricht 2019!

      Are you interested in the European Union and in EU policy-making? Do you want to work on interesting topics in an international team? Are you a student aged between 18 and 30 years and did not participate in SFM before? Then take the opportunity and apply for SFM 2019 before 8 February 2019!

      SFM is your possibility to work on stimulating topics in a motivated team of students from across Europe. During the conference, you work on a policy proposal in your field of choice which will be submitted to the European Commission. Various policy experts will be available to assist you in this process. SFM 2019 will take place between 24-28 April 2019 at the Maastricht University Campus in Brussels, Belgium.

      This year’s topics are:
      euGovernance: Digital Integration of the Public Sector Reducing Food Waste: Towards a Circular EU EU Enlargement: Spreading European Values in Candidate Countries Our EU: The Mobilization of Citizen's Engagement

      For further information about the topics and the application process, please visit our website: http://www.student-forum.eu/#all

      3 days 10 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

      Mark your calendars! On Thursday 14 March Maastricht University will be celebrating its 2nd Diversity Day. This year's theme will be: "Living with bias". The Diversity Day will take place in Lumière Cinema from 15.00 until midnight. More information about the programme can be found via: https://bit.ly/2FiwbYB

      Save the date: UM Diversity Day – Living with Bias, on 14 March | FASoS Weekly
      1 week 7 hours ago