Johanna is from Germany and chose to come to Maastricht University for the research master’s programme European Studies. “I’m very interested in political science and mostly theories. After my bachelor’s degree in European Studies at the University of Passau in Germany, I wanted to progress to an English-taught master study because in that way, you’re better prepared for the future, even though it’s quite demanding. It’s challenging to read a lot and think about what you’ve read in an abstract way but it’s actually worth it because I think I’ve learned more already than during my years as a bachelor. My ambition after my master’s degree is to pursue a PhD and to work in the academic environment.”
"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.