Programme Structure

master's structure

Global European Studies

In order to study European Studies at the University of Twente you need to meet a number of admission criteria. Depending on the nature of your Bachelor’s degree you may have to complete a pre-Master’s programme before being granted admission to the Master’s. Find out more about the pre-Master’s programme.

  1. You can opt for the one-year programme at the University of Twente
  2. You can opt for the h double degree Master’s programme in Comparative Public Governance in Europe at the University of Twente in cooperation with the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany.

Option 1 - European studies programme 

This one-year full-time programme leading to the title of Master of Science (MSc) is worth 60 credits and is taught entirely at the University of Twente. It is spread over two semesters and starts in September.


Quartile 3 & 4

In the second semester, you will focus on your Master’s thesis (25 credits), which you can write on a theoretical topic or a more practical problem. There is still room (5 EC) to follow an extra course of your choice, to gain extra knowledge in the field of your Master’s thesis subject.

Your thesis can also form part of an internship at a government institution, research institute, international organization or company.

During this period there will also be sessions in which you can discuss methodology and share tips and problems about writing a thesis. You can also participate in discussions on various research topics. A list of courses can be found below.

Option 2 - Double Degree programme

You can also take a unique double 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. Read about this double degree programme and how to apply for it.

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