European Studies
MSc

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. You can start the pre-master's programme in September or February. You can also opt for the 18 months programme in collaboration with the University of Münster, that starts in September in Twente or in April in Munster.

Read more about the Master’s programme, pre-Master’s programme and admission. You can also find more information on career prospects.

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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

The Master’s programme in European Studies will provide you with the skills and conceptual tools to engage in descriptive, explanatory and normative research and analysis of the political and administrative issues of Europe. The entire programme takes a comparative approach, looking at the interactions between national and European bodies, their effects and the ideas behind these processes.

The courses you will take include European Institutions, European Union Law, European Economic Policies, International Relations Theory and European Social Policies.

Research and specialization

You can opt for the excellent one-year European Studies Master’s programme, which has a strong focus on public administration and policy and also gives you the option of specializing in European Union regulation. You can also take a unique 18-month degree programme offered jointly by the University of Twente and the Institute for Political Science at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, leading to a double Dutch-German degree.

Why opt for European Studies at the University of Twente?

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.

THE PROGRAMME IS CHARACTERIZED BY:

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.

Career prospects

The demand for experts who understand the complexities of Europe extends well beyond Brussels. In national governments, private firms, the non-profit sector and NGOs, there is a growing need for professionals with the right knowledge, insights and skills to tackle the challenges Europe poses. A career at the European Parliament is also among the options open to you.

OUR APPROACH TO EUROPEAN STUDIES

  • 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.

specializations

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.

FULL-TIME

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

MORE INFORMATION

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.

MSc
European Studies
1 yr
Full-time
EN 100%
Starting date
1 September 2015
1 February 2016
1 September 2016
Degree
Double degree (optional)
Certification: MSc
Part-time programme available
No
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme
Accreditation
nvao
EAPAA
19 November 2015
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