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Euroculture offers great opportunities if you are interested in understanding—and shaping—today's Europe. Our two-year master's programme is ideal for students who understand that Europe's future will be shaped not only by economics and politics, but also by struggles over identities, values, and heritage. Our MA programme will equip you with the tools to understand the vital interplay between culture and politics in European society.
With an interdisciplinary approach that combines courses from at least two leading European universities with an internship and hands-on skills training, Euroculture prepares you to make a difference in careers like diplomacy, international business, research, journalism, cultural management, and European administration.
Selected by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Programme of Excellence, Euroculture is a truly international MA programme. In 2017, Euroculture was for the sixth time considered to be a "top" Master Programme by Keuzegids, an independent Dutch guide ranking university Programmes.
For more detailed information, please visit the Euroculture consortium website.
|diplomaMA Europese Studies|
|typeregulier, 120 EC|
|opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd|
|maximum aantal plaatsen: 25|
Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?
2016 : score 76, 2015 : score 78, 2017, 2018
Groningen is also an excellent choice of residence because this university town is lively and pleasant, with about 1 out 5 inhabitants being a student. For students there are excellent facilities not only for studying (ICT, library, Placement Office, International Office), but also for sports, entertainment and leisure.
For the second semester, students in Groningen attend a methodology course, Eurocompetence II, and a research seminar.
In the third semester, students opt for either a Research or a Professional Track and submit a Thesis Portfolio.
The last semester consists of writing a thesis and completing Eurocompetence III (Project or PhD application).
- Core Fields of European Society & Culture (semester 1)
- Eurocompetence I: Professional and Academic Skills (semester 1)
- semester 2: ABROAD (one of the European partner universities)
- Eurocompetence II: Project Management (semester 2)
- Intensive Programme (a 7-day summer school taking place at the end of semester 2)
The Legal Construction of Europe
Cultural History: Domains of European Identity
The Cultural Construction of Europe
The Political Construction of Europe
Intensive Programme Euroculture
Methodology & Theory
Research Seminar I: Representing Europe keuzevak
Research SeminarII: Integration Processes in East Asia and in Europe keuzevak
- Work Placement (Professional Track) or additional Research Seminars (Research Track) (semester 3)
- Thesis Portfolio (semester 3)
- Eurocompetence III: Project Application Writing (semester 4)
- MA thesis (semester 4)
Master's Thesis Portfolio
Euroculture Internship and Report keuzevak stage
Master's Thesis: Writing and Completion afstuderen
Research Track keuzevak
In semester 3, students can opt for a work placement.
The work placement is a follow-up of Eurocompetence I and II and links theoretical knowledge, skills and understanding with practical experience - transferring this knowledge to a non-academic audience.
Students who opt for this track, will conduct it at an organisation or an institution relevant to Euroculture. This placement can be completed at either international or national organisations and institutions.
The Euroculture placement coordinator and the Placement Office of the Faculty of Arts can assist you in finding a suitable placement provider, as well as with the administrative procedures.
For a an overview of placement organisations, see: https://www.euroculturemaster.eu/career-prospects
If you choose this track for semester 3, you will attend research courses either at a non-EU partner university (limited number of places for EU students only) or at any EU partner university.
The Euroculture Research Track is a follow-up of Research Seminars (semester 2), which deepens the student's theoretical knowledge, skills and understanding, and preferably relates to the student's MA thesis topic. This track is especially suited to students who would like to continue with a PhD or (academic) research career after completion oIf you choose this track for semester 3, you will attend research courses either at a non-EU partner university (limited number of places for EU students only) or at any EU partner university.f the Euroculture programme.
- A limited number of places /scholarships are offered for the research track outside of Europe (selection applies). European students apply for 2 non-EU partner universities of their choice. Admission to the research track depends on the students' merit, ambitions and motivation.
- Each student who want to attend the RT at a European partner university submits an individual RT proposal before the 3rd semester, to be approved by the Euroculture Exam Commission.
RESEARCH TRACK IN GRONINGEN:
- Research Seminar Dimensions of Citizenship (10 ECTS)
- Research Studio (5 ECTS)
- Thesis Portfolio (5 ECTS)
- Elective courses (10 ECTS)
|taal van onderwijs||100% en|
onderwijsvormenoral presentation, internship, research project, excursion, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, portfolio, group discussion, individual assignment, self study, project, seminar
study guidanceIf you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the program and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.
study abroadIn the first semester, students start in Groningen or one of the seven European partner universities.The programme is continued at a second European partner university. For the third semester, students opt for either a work placement (Professional Track), or research courses (Research Track) at either a European university, or at any one of the non-European partner institutions (selection applies). The fourth semester is spent at either the first or second university.
Toelating en studiekosten
|1 september 2018||aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018|
collegegeld nog niet bekend
|1 september 2019||aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2019|
collegegeld nog niet bekend
Students should have a sufficient Level of English, certified by a CAE, TOEFL or IELTS test.
MINIMUM SCORES ENGLISH TEST:
- TOEFL Paper-based: 580; TOEFL Internet-based: 92 (with a minimum score of 20 for all items); TOEFL Computer-Based: 237
- IELTS: minimum overall score 6.5, with no subcomponent (listening, reading, writing, speaking) scoring lower than 5.5
- CAE Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: C1; Cambridge Proficiency in English: C2
If your score is lower than the above-mentioned scores, you are not eligible for the programme.
For more information about the validity of your English test or about possible exemptions, see:
Candidates must have completed an academic BA degree in either the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences or in a relevant discipline to Euroculture, e.g: European Studies, History, International Relations, Cultural Studies, Literature, Sociology, Political Sciences, Anthropology, Philosophy, Communication and Media Studies, International/ European Law, Theology.
inbegrepen in collegegeld
estimated monthly costs
|€||303||kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde|
|€||158||collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar|
|€||80||studieboeken en -spullen|
|€||77||uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen|
|€||132||vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie|
|€||42||vervoernaast de OV-kaart|
|€||1171||totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181|
Studenten en studentenleven
|60||studenten volgen deze opleiding|
|68%||daarvan is vrouw|
|20||eerstejaars gestart in 2017|
|55%||daarvan is vrouw|
|28510||studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen|
|51%||daarvan is vrouw|
AreteIts name derived from the old Greek word for "excellence", Arete is the alumni organization of the Erasmus Mundus Master of Arts Euroculture programme. It organizes events and offers a platform for EC students and alumni to interact.
The EuroculturerIn October 2012, Euroculture students and alumni have launched a the new Euroculture online magazine : The Euroculturer
The Euroculturer is ran by students and alumni of the Euroculture programme. The Euroculturer was established in June 2012 by an initiative of a current Euroculture student with three founding vision, to contribute, to connect, and to grow. Targeted readers and contributors are those from 12 Euroculture partner universities throughout the world. The Euroculture consortium is involved in that it officially acknowledges the magazine and supports it with yearly funding for web maintenance.
Op kamers in Groningen
|€ 303||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
aan het woord
I believe that without the Eurocompetence classes, I could have not written a solid project proposal
The Eurocompetence class III was very helpful, especially the last session when we needed to present our projects. I believe that without that class, I could have not written a solid project proposal.
The study has definitely met my expectations: I have increased my knowledge about Europe and its institutions, I have become familiar with two different cultures (I also studied in Spain), I have met people from all over the world and have even been able
During my Bachelor's degree I studied a semester as an exchange student in Groningen and I truly enjoyed it. This and the high quality of the education system made me come back for the Master in Euroculture.
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Dominick van Rens
“The program has a lot to offer through its multidisciplinary approach, mobility, and its career opportunities.”
Whether it concerns the Brexit, the rise of European populism, or even the election of Macron, Europe is constantly on the move. It is precisely this constant dynamic process of the shaping of Europe that you will study in the MA of Euroculture by focusing on European society, politics, and culture from a global perspective.
The program has a lot to offer through its multidisciplinary approach, mobility, and its career opportunities. When I say mobility, I will have to provide you with an explanation: Euroculture is a joint-degree program...
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I think Groningen is a great place to live and study and I feel very much at home here.
I started studying in Groningen during my Bachelor studies and during that time I really came to enjoy the city, the university, and the people here. When I applied for the Euroculture Master I therefore chose the University of Groningen as my home university. I think Groningen is a great place to live and study and I feel very much at home here.
To me, the city of Groningen has just the right size, it is not too small, but also not too big – you can get basically anywhere by bike! The city has a very lively atmosphere and there are always things to do...
Last but not least, the university and its facilities are great! I especially enjoy that professors are very accessible to students.
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What surprised me most about the Netherlands was that the percentage of English-speaking people seems the same as in the United States
afgestudeerd in 2013 werkzaam als Administrative Assistant at the Secreriat-General bij European Commission
Working at the European Commission offers me the possibility to implement and experience from the inside what I learnt through the Euroculture programme
I work at the very heart of the European Union, the European Commission in Brussels. I am Administrative Assistant at the Secretariat-General in the “Knowledge and Infrastructure” Policy Coordination Unit, supporting the team in processing files in the digital, research, transport, and regional policy areas, managing the logistics and the administration.
I consider that being a European civil servant is an honor and a big responsibility, where it is necessary to give my best, especially in difficult times like the ones we are facing now: refugee crisis, financial crisis, Brexit.....
Working at the Commission offers me the possibility to implement and experience from the inside what I learnt through the Euroculture European Studies. The European Union political processes and legal structure and the cultural construction of Europe no longer have secrets for me. Of course, the intercultural competences which I have gained in my studies have been fundamental.
Groningen is such a lively and young student town, which is best experienced on a bike. Studying and living there was a wonderful experience: great cultural and fun activities, excellent library facilities, without forgetting the fellow students from all over the world.
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Mari, Japanafgestudeerd in 2016
You will constantly face the academic challenges which will develop you into a critical, evidence-based, knowledgeable, and convincing scholar.
You are a foreign national in the Netherlands, but certainly not an “outsider” at RUG. Its international atmosphere makes you feel the sense of belonging to a global community. You are not expected to assimilate into a certain way, but rather to bring your own unique experience and background as nourishing elements of discussions. The atmosphere in which differences and new aspects are respected makes RUG an ideal environment for international students.
I especially profit from the intercultural experiences gathered during my studies
'I especially profit from the intercultural experiences gathered during my studies. Euroculture taught me competencies in working with international partners, which I do a lot now in my work.'
My formal classes comprised of lots of students from different countries with different cultural backgrounds, which presented a huge opportunity to learn about multiculturalism
'Studying Euroculture helped me realize my dream of studying in Europe. My formal classes comprised of lots of students from different countries with different cultural backgrounds, which presented a huge opportunity to learn and adopt multiculturalism.'
My employers were very interested in the intercultural skills I gathered, and these still help me a lot today
'My employer is really looking for intercultural competencies and people who have studied abroad. I had a great advantage being able to say that I studied in the Netherlands and Japan. They were very interested in the intercultural skills I gathered, and these still help me a lot today.'
I managed to prove my project management skills with the Eurocompetence experience
'My double-degree in Euroculture was very helpful. I managed to prove my project management skills with the Eurocompetence experience, and my employers were very interested that such a things exists'
My new job is a direct result of my time living in Groningen
The value for me was to study Europe, not only in a scholarly way, but also to be able to test those ideas out with other students who came. We would study these ideas in classes and we would discuss them afterwards in the coffee break.
I just took a new job as the Active Transportation Manager for the City of San Luis Obispo, in California. My major duties will be to promote bicycle and non-car transportation. I can say this is a direct result of my time living in Groningen!
dr. Janny de Jong
The approach in which citizens and culture form the central point of attention is the key element that differentiates Euroculture from any other European Studies programme.
I think 'European Studies' would be the first description that comes to mind if asked what Euroculture is about. But Euroculture is different from more conventional European Studies programmes. I think the approach in which citizens and culture, instead of structures and models, form the central point of attention and reflection stands out. This is the key element that differentiates it from any other European Studies programme.
We pay special attention to the breaking up of previous political loyalties and (collective) identities and to the constitution of new ones...
There are also other elements that are specific in Euroculture: the attention to specific skills, Eurocompentences, and of course the option to choose either a work placement or research track. The fact that a selection of our students also have the opportunity to study for a semester in India, Japan, Mexico or the US is also an important asset of the programme.
So, even though I would give the same answer as the majority of the students in this survey, it certainly is not an ‘ordinary’ European Studies programme.
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Na de studie
Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt
Due to the multi- and interdisciplinary nature of the Euroculture programme, its graduates find work in a broad range of sectors where expert knowledge of present Europe and European integration processes is required. A number of our graduates have also undertaken further studies on doctoral level.
The focus of the programme is on cultural and social developments, the political process of European integration, values, citizenship and cultural identity within Europe and its correlations with the wider world. Euroculture teaches students the methods and skills required to identify the European dimensions of social problems, to critically assess and interpret information about European institutions and organisations, and to understand the cultural aspects and factors that play a key role in the process of European identity formation and integration.
Euroculture alumni have found employment in the following areas/organisations:
*International and national organisations (non-governmental, non-profit, foundations)
*Universities, education and research institutions
*Embassies and ministeries all over the world
*Media, journalism, publishing, libraries
*Cultural (management) organisations
*Foreign trade organisations
*Political parties, foundations and associations
*City and regional planning, local and regional cultural projects
*Centres for minorities and minority rights
current job market
|Universiteit Leiden||Leraar VHO in Engels educational||+ aanv. eisen|
|Universiteit Leiden||Leraar VHO in Frans educational||+ aanv. eisen|
|Universiteit Leiden||Leraar VHO in Spaans part-time educational||+ aanv. eisen|
|UvA||Lerarenopleiding Engels educational||+ aanv. eisen|
|UvA||Lerarenopleiding Frans educational||+ aanv. eisen|
|UvA||Lerarenopleiding Italiaans educational||+ aanv. eisen|
- for examples of jobs of euroculture graduates, see:https://www.euroculturemaster.eu/career-prospects/
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