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Master's programme european studies

The one-year Master’s in European Studies is an internationally oriented programme and is taught entirely in English. You can start in September or February. Read more about the Master’s programme, pre-Master’s programme and admission. You can also find more information on career prospects.


Master's Open Day European Studies

Visit our Master's open day on Wednesday 19 November and check out the programme.

Managing Europe is a complex challenge. The Master’s in European Studies gives you the expertise to operate in this fascinating environment where various levels of government come together.

focus and disciplines

This programme will provide you with the skills and concepts to engage in the research and analysis of European political and administrative issues. It takes a comparative approach, looking at the interactions between national and European bodies, their effects and the ideas behind these processes.

Research and specialization

You can opt for the one-year European Studies programme, which has a strong focus on public administration and policy, and also features a specialization in EU Regulation. You might also pursue an 18-month joint degree with the University of Münster.

Why opt for European Studies at UT?

The programme features academic rigour, practical relevance, a cross-disciplinary perspective and a strong focus on the EU. You will gain relevant core knowledge across the full EU spectrum and specialized expertise in your choice of electives.

Career prospects

The demand for experts who understand the complexities of Europe extends well beyond Brussels. National governments, private firms and NGOs have a growing need for professionals with the right know-how to tackle the challenges of Europe. You might also consider a career at the European Parliament.


A combination of academic rigour and practical relevance, a cross-disciplinary perspective and a strong focus on the EU are the mainstays of this programme. You will gain relevant core knowledge across the broad spectrum of the European Union and acquire specialized expertise in your choice of electives.

Features of the programme:

  • The opportunity to obtain a double-degree with the University of Münster
  • Low student-teacher ratio enabling personalized feedback and personal development
  • The combination of academic grounding and practical relevance
  • Focus on the international context of European studies
  • Design approach to policy solutions
  • Cross-disciplinary perspective approaching the subject from various academic angles
  • Multiple perspectives: legal, political, economic and sociological
  • International orientation and studying alongside students from different backgrounds
  • A wonderful green campus that provides an ideal study environment.


  • Problems and possible solutions require thorough analysis
  • Complex problems cannot be solved by a single discipline
  • Problems are increasingly international (cross-border)
  • To successfully implement policies, government (the public sector) needs to cooperate with companies, NGOs, educational and research institutes, housing corporations, healthcare organizations etc.


The Master’s programme in European Studies has no specializations. However, you can opt for the one-year programme at the University of Twente or the three-semester programme in collaboration with the University of Münster. In addition, the one-year programme gives you the opportunity to specialize in regulation. This involves taking three modules from the general Master’s programme and three specialization modules that deal with regulation in Europe.


The Master’s programme in European Studies is only available on a full-time basis.


Would you like to know more about the Master's programme European Studies? Check out the study programme, admission,  and career prospects. Feel free to contact us for more information.

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