This European Studies Master's offers a unique combination of humanities and social sciences approaches to understanding and analysing the ways in which the European Union is governed and how EU policy is addressing the challenges contemporary Europe is facing. We help students to critically examine the complexity of European policy by combining perspectives from politics, economics, law, history, culture, anthropology and geography.
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Are you interested in the functioning of EU policy? Would you like to pursue a career in European or international institutions? This Master's programme teaches you to translate theoretical insights into practical policy solutions. It combines both theoretical and hands-on, empirical training in order to prepare you for a career as a European policy expert within international and national institutions, but also within the broader context of NGOs and the business world.
Taught by experts from the fields of Humanities, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Law and Political Science, this programme combines lecture courses with small group seminars and offers a unique Humanities perspective on the diverse factors – ideas, history, culture – that shape EU policy. It combines theory with hands-on field experience. If conditions permit, this will include a workshop in Brussels as well as an extended field course that examines the ways in which EU policies ‘touch down’ in different national and regional contexts.
The European Policy programme offers you:
The career prospects are very diverse. After your study, you are able to place contemporary issues in a broader context and to communicate a sustained analysis of developments in national and European policy. As such you can develop a career within European or Dutch institutions, as a policy advisor or lobbyist, but you can also become a journalist (specialized in European affairs).
The Master’s programme in European Policy is a demanding study programme. As a student you are expected to have the following knowledge, insight and skills:
European Policy is an accredited degree programme of European Studies. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in European Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).
|Degree programme||MA European Studies|
|Credits||60 ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|