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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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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“This research master teaches you to think in an abstract way, which is necessary to understand the problems and challenges the EU faces.”
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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