European Studies (Research)

Rankings & recognition

  • The Master European Studies (Research) has been awarded the ‘Top Rated Programme’ label in the 2019 Keuzegids Masters.

    The programme achieved a top ranking in the category ‘Regional Studies’ and scored higher than programmes in the category  ‘Political Science and Administration’. The programme has an overall score of 90.

    Top scores were obtained in the following areas:

    • Programme
    • Examination
    • Instructors
    • Academic training
    • Skills development
    • Study programme feasibility
    • Study advice and guidance

    The Keuzegids Masters offers rankings of all master’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results from the Dutch National Student Survey, combined with expert evaluations. The Keuzegids is published annually by the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre. It is an independent publication that allows you to compare all accredited master’s programmes in the Netherlands.

     Learn more on the Keuzegids website (in Dutch)  

  • 81% of the research master European Studies students would recommend this programme to others: Elsevier 2018

    The Elsevier Best Studies Guide is published once a year by the Dutch magazine Elsevier. It contains student evaluations of each programme's education, contact hours, facilities, structure, instructors and assessment methods, as well as its organisation and communication. The guide is largely based on the results of the Dutch National Student Survey.

     For more information, visit the Elsevier website (in Dutch)  

    Here are some of the highlights from the research-intensive master's programme in European Studies:

    • 81% of the students recommend this programme to others
    • 88% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the instructors
    • 84% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the set-up of the programme

     For more information, visit the Elsevier website (in Dutch)  

  • UM is the fifth best young university in the world

    Maastricht University is placed fifth place in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) '200 Under 50' ranking for best young universities in the world. UM is proud to have its continued efforts, for example toward internationalisation, affirmed in this THE ranking. UM also scores a top 10 position (with 7th place) in the 2016 QS ‘Top 50 under 50’; ranking highest of all European universities. These special rankings for young universities are published to give an indication as to which universities are expected in the future to become the top universities worldwide. 

     Go to the THE '250 under 50'  
     Go to the QS 'Top 50 under 50'