International Relations: European Union Studies

Universiteit Leiden

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
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The MA International Relations: European Union Studies specialisation at Leiden University covers the EU's broad geographical sweep from an interdisciplinary perspective.

During this Master's programme you will attend lectures by academic staff, internationally renowned in their fields and you may also choose an elective taught by a practitioner, combining academic insights with practical experience in politics, government, advisory bodies and think tanks.

The programme examines the European Union with different theories and concepts: history, economics, political science and law.

You will analyse and explore the core concerns of the European Union, an increasingly complex and fascinating political and socio-economic landscape. You will also look at the developments of post-war Europe and examine the current state of affairs within the European Union.

A highlight of the programme is the three-day trip to Brussels, where you will visit EU institutions, member states' representations and lobby groups.

During your studies you will also benefit from the close contacts between the University and national and international government institutions in The Hague, as well as the unique wealth of area studies at Leiden University.

  • Leiden University's Humanities Faculty was recently ranked 17th in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking.
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locatieLeiden
diplomaMA Internationale betrekkingen
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60734
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma
MA European Union Studies at Leiden University
The Leiden Experience: Why Humanities Matter
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Waarom aan de Universiteit Leiden?

  • The European Union Studies specialisation at Leiden University is unique in the Netherlands.
  • The programme is delivered by specialist academics and experts with direct experience in policy-making.
  • You will benefit from the close contacts between the University and national and international government and non-government institutions.

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Studieprogramma

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opbouwFor an overview of the subjects offered by this programme in the current year, check out the e-Prospectus:
https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/studies/show/international-relations-european-union-studies. The subjects can vary from year to year.
During the first semester you will take six compulsory basic courses. You will also attend a number of EU Seminars.

During the second semester, you can choose three electives from a wide range of specialist courses and you will write your thesis. The thesis can be on any topic related to the EU.

These could include:
  • EU Economic and Financial Policy
  • EU Foreign and Security Policy
  • EU Social Policy
  • EU Law and Justice
  • EU Institutional reform and EU enlargement
  • EU Environmental Policy
periode
12
The History of European Integration
5 EC
Institutions of the European Union
5 EC
The European Union Today
5 EC
Academic Skills I Pre-Master
5 EC
Law and Economics of the European Union
5 EC
Pre-Master Thesis European Union Studies
10 EC
Two electives
10 EC
MA Thesis
15 EC

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
The programme focuses on the processes of European integration from an interdisciplinary angle by a mix of specialist, academic researchers and experts with direct experience in policy-formulation and policy-making. https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/studies/show/international-relations-european-union-studies.
honours-/excellence program



Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2017
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 14900
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 16600
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
See: http://www.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/european-union-studies/en/entry-requirements
toelatingseisen

basiskennis
Applicants should have completed components at the bachelor's level equivalent to at least 30 ECTS in the field of contemporary European studies with comparable content and course objectives.

vooropleiding
A bachelor's degree from a university, equivalent to the level of a Dutch academic bachelor's degree, in the field of social sciences, humanities, law or economics.

motivatiebrief
The motivation letter (max. 800 words) should include a clear indication of the reasons why you are applying for European Union Studies.

inbegrepen in collegegeld
examination

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
350kamerhuur in Leidenrond 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

€ 1218totale 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

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? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
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25470 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
60% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU

Op kamers in Leiden

31058studenten studerend
12630studenten woonachtig   
€ 350gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Lisa Schäfer
Lisa Schäfer - Student testimonial European Union Studies Leiden University

The toughest challenge for my education was to specialise. With a Bachelor's degree in International Relations, my undergraduate education was very broad and I wanted to focus on a more specific policy area. The Master's programme in European Union Studies at Leiden University offered a unique practical perspective on EU politics which is the major reason why I decided to complete this master.

An outstanding community
The programme provides its students with a good overview on EU economics, EU history and EU law after which they have the chance to specialise in their core electives...
Whether with the joint Brussels trip, meeting for a beer or helping each other out to study for exams, the strong bond among students made studying European Union Studies the most enjoyable.

Internship in Seoul
As I simultaneously studied a master in Asian Studies together with European Union Studies at Leiden, it was important for me to combine these two fields of interest in my master's research. Hence, I focused on the EU policy vis-à-vis China and specialised in the EU-China strategic partnership and the possible 2016 market economy status of China and its implications for the EU. It was a fascinating journey to find my own niche and my own interest. This helped me to pursue a placement with the EU Delegation in Seoul, where I am currently interning in the political section.


lees verder ...
Prof. Richard Griffiths
Testimonial Prof. Richard Griffiths

“I am proud that we have managed to attract many people from the 'real world' to higher education. People with valuable hands-on experience.”

“When teaching my specialist subject, the History of European Integration, I take my students back to the roots of the present day. The interdisciplinary character of the Master's in European Studies is very exciting: it is fascinating to communicate historical concepts and methods to non-historians. I also find it interesting to integrate history into societal discussions about the EU...


This programme is unique in the Netherlands. We first put together an interdisciplinary curriculum and then went looking for lecturers, rather than the other way round, as is often the case. I am also proud that we have managed to attract many people from the 'real world' to higher education, people with valuable hands-on experience. In the second semester the entire body of staff comes from outside the university. There are staff from the WRR (The Scientific Council for Government Policy), the SER (The Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands) and the House of Commons, including the Euro¬pean spokesmen from the CDA and PvdA, and a former Minister of Defence. These people are delivering complete courses. In addition, we also have an impressive list of guest lecturers. Of course, Leiden benefits from having both a physical and a personal close relation¬ship with the Hague. Close proximity to a centre of government is a great advantage for a course of this kind. The EU is occupying an increasing role in our lives. There is a growing demand in the Netherlands and elsewhere for high quality knowledge about the EU.”


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Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

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€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
61 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/16 Universiteit Leiden
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€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
61 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
61 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/16 Universiteit Leiden
International Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
61 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
5/16 Universiteit Leiden
Global Political Economy
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
61 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
6/16 Universiteit Leiden
Culture and Politics
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
61 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
7/16 Universiteit Leiden
International Relations
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
61 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
8/16 Rijksuniversiteit
Internationale Betrekkingen (60 EC)
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
9/16 Rijksuniversiteit
European Integration
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
10/16 Rijksuniversiteit
International Security
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
11/16 Rijksuniversiteit
International Political Economy
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
12/16 Rijksuniversiteit
East Asian Studies
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
13/16 Rijksuniversiteit
Global Governance
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
14/16 Rijksuniversiteit
International Relations and International Organization
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
62% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
15/16 Utrecht
International Relations in Historical Perspective
star Elsevier
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
11 eerstejaars
63% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
16/16 Utrecht
Conflict Studies and Human Rights
star Elsevier
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
11 eerstejaars
63% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel3.83.8
inhoud3.83.8
docenten43.9
studiefaciliteiten3.53.5
studielast3.43.4
studiebegeleiding3.53.3

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.

International Relations: European Union Studies aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 40 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.8 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

As a graduate of European Union Studies at Leiden University there are a variety of career options available within the Brussels-based EU organisations, as well as the myriad non-governmental organisations, research institutes, and businesses which are operational within the inner-circle of the EU institutions. You will have a solid grounding in the main issues of the European Union, and will therefore be highly employable both in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe
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Our graduates end up working in a diverse range of positions, examples include:

  • Communications advisor at a company specialising in reputation management
  • Communications manager and project assistant at an NGO promoting reconciliation and peace
  • Junior advisor on public affairs at a communications and consultancy firm
  • Research assistant at a legal institute
  • Junior advisor on PR at a consultancy firm
  • Programme assistant at an NGO promoting Eastern European interests and development
  • Research analyst at a consultancy firm
  • Project officer at an embassy in the Netherlands
  • Project manager at a company specialising in geo-services, international development and project management
  • PhD student


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