Deze opleiding

The 1-year English-taught master's programme in European Public Affairs provides advanced professional training in both the theoretical and practical aspects of European policy-making.

Would you like to understand the European dimensions of governance? Do you hope to be a policymaker, tackling transnational problems and implementing transnational solutions? Or would you like to find new ways as a public affairs professional or lobbyist to get your issues on the agenda and influence policymakers? If you have the interest and the motivation, we can offer you the knowledge and the skills to succeed.

The master's programme in European Public Affairs provides advanced professional training in both the theoretical and practical aspects of European policy-making. You will learn to think in European terms and will gain practical experience working in international teams to solve European policy problems from a multidisciplinary perspective. This will prepare you for an excellent career in European public affairs and public service.
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locatieMaastricht
diplomaMA European Public Affairs
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig Engels
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60003
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma

Waarom aan de Maastricht University?

The programme consists of four modules which explore various aspects of European Union politics, economics, governance and policy-making, and an internship.

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Studieprogramma

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opbouwThe programme consists of four modules which explore various aspects of European Union politics, economics, governance and policy-making, and an internship.
The programme consists of four modules which explore various aspects of European Union politics, economics, governance and policy-making, and an internship. The host institution for this internship varies widely, depending on students' personal preferences and ambitions.

There are several learning methods used to prepare you for the labour market such as Project- and Problem-Based Learning, workshops, expert seminars, internship, skills training and debates.
periode
12345
Integrated skills track
4 EC
Perspectives on Europe
11 EC
Governance in the EU
11 EC
Lobbying in the EU
5 EC
Implementation and Evaluation of EU policy
11 EC
Internship Work stage
8 EC
Internship Report
2 EC
Internship Thesis onderzoek
8 EC

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet45% zelfstudie
30% theorie
25% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
stage, zelfstudie, seminar, onderzoek, onderzoeksproject, onderzoeksvoorstel, werkgroep, groepsopdracht, mondelinge presentatie, groepsdiscussie, portfolio, individuele opdracht, poster presentatie
onderwijsvormen
The programme offers an integrated curriculum on the basis of different educational methodologies. Each module is made up of four components, each with a specific purpose and education format: the workshp, expert seminars, skills training and debates.
doelstelling
The objective of this programme is to enable students to think in European terms, i.e. to become capable of collecting and processing information concerning the public domain in the EU and the EU member states. The basic principle of the learning process is to enhance the analytical skills in dealing with concrete issues and problems.
honours-/excellence program



If you achieved excellent results in your bachelor's studies and are looking for an extra challenge alongside your master's programme, PREMIUM offers a unique opportunity. Following this programme means getting the most out of your studies, exploring other fields, and learning from and with other students.
If you are interested in PREMIUM, we offer you the following possibilities:

  1. You can choose an extracurricular project on which you work with a multidisciplinary team (students from all UM faculties) for approximately 3 months (about 20 hours a week).
  2. You can also choose a PREMIUM FASoS faculty project which is sort of a deepening and broadening of your master's programme. You are also expected to work about 20 hours a week.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 13000
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 13000
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend
toelaatbare profielen
WO bachelor• a bachelor’s degree from a relevant academic field, with a certified list of grades and a CV indicating relevant work experience
WO master• a bachelor’s degree from a relevant academic field, with a certified list of grades and a CV indicating relevant work experience
hbo bachelortoelaatbaar
toelatingseisen

cijferlijst
a copy of your bachelor certificate and/or list of grades

taaltoets
Non-native speakers or applicants who have their undergraduate degree in a language other than English must have one of the following language qualifications:

  • IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5
  • TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based), 232 (computer-based) and 90 (internet-based)
  • Cambridge Proficiency Certificate (grade A, B, C)
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate (grade A, B, C+)
  • a grade in writing skills of at least 6,5 (ielts), 25 (toefl). Students with a Cambridge certificate need to hand in a proof of their partial results.

vooropleiding
a bachelor's degree from a relevant academic field

werkervaring
a CV indicating relevant work experience

motivatiebrief
A letter of motivation indicating why you have chosen the European Public Affairs programme at Maastricht University and why you expect that you will be able to complete the programme successfully.

studie kosten
bron: Maastricht University
bedrag kostenpost
€ 350
inbegrepen in collegegeld
examination
registration fee

Inschatting maandelijkse studiekosten

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
308kamerhuur in Maastrichtrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1176totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

31 studenten volgen deze opleiding
52% daarvan is vrouw
30 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
50% daarvan is vrouw
16009 studenten aan de Maastricht University
59% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Maastricht

20231studenten studerend
9323studenten woonachtig   
€ 308gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
24 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

William Dello Stritto

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel4.24.2
inhoud3.73.7
docenten3.83.8
studiefaciliteiten3.23.2
studielast3.63.6
studiebegeleiding3.53.5

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

European Public Affairs aan de Maastricht University is beoordeeld door 11 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.2 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Graduates work for the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, the German Retail Federation in Brussels and elsewhere; in fact, about one third of the graduates are offered a job at their internship organisation.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

As an EPA graduate, your practical skills are not your only asset. Given that around 90% of EPA students and many staff members come from abroad, you are also highly internationally orientated. Graduates work for the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, the German Retail Federation in Brussels and elsewhere; in fact, about one third of the graduates are offered a job at their internship organisation.
You can look for work in:

  • governmental institutions
  • private firms performing 'privatised' government functions
  • public affairs divisions of commercial corporations
  • organisations with European or transnational missions
  • non-profit organisations
  • consulting and lobbying


huidige arbeidsmarkt

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zoektijd baanzeer slecht
salaris na 1,5 jaar zeer slecht
kans op een vaste baan gemiddeld
bron: Elsevier beste banen 2015

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Potentiële beroepen

  • advisor
  • assistant
  • consultant
  • manager
  • phd candidate
  • policy advisor
  • researcher
bron: StudieData

Contact

Christine Arnold

Programme Director

Rafaela Frijns

Student Recruitment

Meer informatie?
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