Master (global) European Studies

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Do you recognise that we live in a globalised world with challenges as security, migration, social inequality and climate change? Do you want to help design solutions for these challenges? Then choose the one-year Master’s in European Studies: an internationally oriented programme 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 two-year double degree programme in collaboration with the University of Münster, which starts in September in Twente.

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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Looking to obtain a bachelor's degree?

Please refer to the website of the Bachelor's programme (BSc.) Management, Society & Technology at the University of Twente.

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.

Programme overview

Degree
Master’s degree in European Studies
Certification: MSc
CROHO code
69303
Faculty
Behavioural Management and Social sciences
Duration
1 year
Full-time/part-time
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
Language
English taught
Starting date
1 September 2022
1 September 2023
1 September 2024
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme
Accreditation
NVAO, EAPAA

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, the place of the EU in the world, and their effects and the ideas behind these processes.

The courses you will take include Global and European Challenges, International Relations and Politics and The Global and EU Legal Framework.

Research and specialisation

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 specialising 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?

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 specialised expertise in your choice of electives.

The programme is characterised 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 specialised expertise in your choice of electives.

Features of the programme:

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

Specialisations

The Master’s programme in European Studies has no specialisations. However, you can opt for the excellent one-year European Studies Master’s programme, which has a strong focus on public administration and policy and pays attention to European Union regulations or the two-year Comparative Public Governance programme in collaboration with the University of Münster.

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.

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