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The master's programme in European Studies focuses on the international dimensions of European Union policy, governance and administration. It is a one-year master's programme offered in English.

The programme looks beyond the institutions of the EU and the mechanics of European integration to explore global
developments and multi-level governance in a broader context. This student-centred, interdisciplinary programme is among the largest, and certainly the most international, in Europe and has an excellent reputation. The programme adopts an interdisciplinary approach, combining political science, history, international relations, economics and cultural studies. The focus is on the underlying issues of power and influence, governance and culture.

The MA offers three exciting specialisations:

  1. European Politics & International Relations: concentrates on the international role and politics of the European Union as a political entity
  2. European Public Policy & Administration: focuses on the political and administrative mechanisms and balances between the institutions of the European Union, its Member States and civil societies
  3. Europe in a Globalising World: focuses on Europe and its Member States' shifting roles on the world stage in parallel to collective efforts to address global challenges such as international migration and development
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locatieMaastricht
diplomaMA European Studies
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig Engels
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code69303
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma

Waarom aan de Maastricht University?

A unique feature of Maastricht University is Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Students work in small groups on an academic or practical problem. PBL is a student-centred approach to learning; your teachers are there to help you along, but you are in charge of the learning process. This active approach to teaching encourages you to get involved and allows you to voice your own opinion.

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Studieprogramma

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opbouwThere are three specialisations possible. A couple of modules are followed by all students regardless of specialisation choice followed by a thesis.
European Studies is a one-year, full-time programme focusing on the internal and external dimensions of policy, governance and administration. The programme combines political science, history, international relations, economics and culture studies, focusing on the international dimensions of European policy, governance and administration
periode
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Post-War Europe. Political and Societal Transformations
12 EC
Thesis
12 EC
The European Policy Process keuzevak
12 EC
International Relations and Global Governance keuzevak
12 EC
International Relations and Global Governance keuzevak
12 EC
EU Budget and Economic Governance keuzevak
6 EC
Comparative Regionalism keuzevak
6 EC
The EU as an International Player keuzevak
6 EC
Europeanisation and Domestic Change keuzevak
12 EC
The European Union and International Migration keuzevak
12 EC
EU Foreign and Security Policy keuzevak
12 EC
Civil Society and European Integration keuzevak
6 EC
The European Union and International Development keuzevak
6 EC
EU External Economic Policies keuzevak
6 EC

specialisaties

specialisatie European Politics & International relations

concentrates on the international role and politics of the European Union as a political entity

This specialisation is about the EU as an international player. Trade, energy, the environment, finance, migration, and conflict – some issues are just too big for a single member state to tackle alone. You will look at how different countries – with their own interests, militaries, and diplomatic corps – come together to deal with common challenges. You will examine the types of ethical and practical issues underpinning international cooperation and conflict. Key themes include international relations theory and foreign policy analysis, insights from political economy, human rights law and other fields.


These issues have acquired new urgency with so much turmoil in the world, from the recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa to the instability in Ukraine to heightened economic cooperation among the BRICS countries. You will address issues of war and peace, trade and economic integration, environment and climate change, and more.

specialisatie European Politics & Administration

focuses on the political and administrative mechanisms and balances between the institutions of the European Union, its Member States and civil societies

This specialisation examines the notoriously complex and dynamic workings of the EU. From agenda setting and decision making to policy implementation and evaluation, from how power and influence work in Brussels to how EU policies are applied in the member states – this specialisation gives you a behind-the-scenes look at each step in the process of EU policymaking and governance. You will take part in a workshop on the transposition of European directives into national legislation, and you will examine the role of civil society in EU integration and policymaking. You will gain a thorough understanding of new modes of governance in the EU.

specialisatie Europe in a Globalising World

focuses on Europe and its Member States' shifting roles on the world stage in parallel to collective efforts to address global challenges such as international migration and development

This specialisation focuses on the EU's role in global governance, addressing issues like international migration, international development, and how national, regional and international bodies can harness globalisation forces. The specialisation is anchored in international relations and comparative politics. You will look at EU relationships with other global players, international organisations and regional bodies and will examine international governance in the age of growing interdependence between countries, the global power shift characterised by the rise of the BRICS, and the growing role of non-state actors.

Special attention is paid to non-European perspectives on solutions to global challenges and to the institutions supporting global governance, particularly those devoted to cooperation between the EU and other international and regional organisations.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet60% zelfstudie
30% theorie
10% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
literatuurstudie, mondelinge presentatie, onderzoek, onderzoeksproject, excursie, onderzoeksvoorstel, werkgroep, groepsopdracht, portfolio, groepsdiscussie, poster presentatie, individuele opdracht, zelfstudie, seminar
onderwijsvormen
The master's programme in European Studies offers an integrated curriculum which is based on a combination of different educational methodologies, specifically Problem-Based Learning, tutorial groups, seminars and lectures, while also offering the opportunity for you to pursue your own research theme under the supervision of experts.
doelstelling
The MA in European Studies aims to offer students with a solid background in European Studies an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and refine the skills required for an international career. Students will have an advanced knowledge of the concepts, theories and methods in the field of European studies and will be well acquainted with International Relations and Europe's role in an international context.
honours-/excellence program



Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 13000
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 13000
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 13000
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 13000
toelaatbare profielen
WO bachelor• a bachelor’s degree from a European Studies programme or a relevant academic field (e.g.politics, law, history), which has provided sound foundations and insights into European issues, or which has provided some familiarity with the use of political science theory, the role of institutions and the processes of policy-making
WO master• a bachelor’s degree from a European Studies programme or a relevant academic field (e.g.politics, law, history), which has provided sound foundations and insights into European issues, or which has provided some familiarity with the use of political science theory, the role of institutions and the processes of policy-making
hbo bachelorFor students holding a Dutch HBO diploma, please find more information on our schakeljaar here(in Dutch).
toelatingseisen

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

basiskennis
some previous insight into theories and methods of social and political science is essential

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 European Studies programme OR a relevant academic field (political science, international relations, law, economics, history, cultural studies), which has provided students with prior knowledge of contemporary European history the integration process, and institutions of the European Union.

motivatiebrief
All candidates must write a letter of motivation. Provide good arguments about:

  1. your particular interests in European Studies and/or the EU,
  2. which of the three specialisations in the programme you wish to follow and why,
  3. what topic you think you might like to research for your master's thesis,
  4. how you feel you are qualified to follow the programme (particularly important for those coming from disciplines other than social science).

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

104 studenten volgen deze opleiding
50% daarvan is vrouw
88 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

Manuel Rauscher
Paul Stephenson

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/2 Maastricht University
European Studies
€ 308 gemiddelde kamerhuur
88 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/2 Universiteit Twente
European Studies
€ 250 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
33% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2013
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algemeen oordeel4.1
inhoud4
docenten3.9
studiefaciliteiten3.5
studielast3.6
studiebegeleiding3.7

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 2013 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

European Studies aan de Maastricht University is beoordeeld door 43 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.

Na de studie

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MA ES graduates are able to secure professional opportunities closely related to their studies soon after graduating. Often this is as policy officer, project officer/coordinator, journalist/editor, consultant, communications officer, manager etc.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

With your all-round grasp of European institutions and integration, as well as experience in international teams and practical project work, you can look for work in:

  • regional, national or European administration and governance
  • non-governmental organisations and think tanks
  • diplomatic services and international organisations
  • consultancy and public affairs
  • international journalism
  • academia and public policy research
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vergeleken met andere studies

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

  • account executive
  • consultant
  • manager
  • phd candidate
  • policy advisor
  • policy officer
  • researcher
bron: StudieData

Contact

Rafaela Frijns

Marketing Communications Office

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