In the first two blocks of semester 1 students take three mandatory courses of the MA programme, as well as two electives. The mandatory skills seminar runs from early October to the end of April, and results in a study trip to one of the European Cultural Capitals. In the second semester, students take two more electives and write their thesis.
The Master's in Identity and Integration comprises 60 ECTS credits: 18 credits for core courses; 24 credits for electives; and 18 credits for a Master’s thesis.
The electives complement the core courses of Identity and Integration. They add to the interdisciplinary approach to studying European culture and history and allow students to pursue specific interests in terms of themes, periods, regions and methods.
It is required to take at least two 'resticted-choice electives' which are bound to the Identity and Identity programme (equal to a total of 12 ECTS). The other two electives can be 'free electives', chosen from the offer of courses of the European studies Deparment or the Faculty of Humanities at large.
We enable students to do an internship during the MA programme. They can do an internship as part of their programme for 6 to max. 12 ECT if the internship comprises an academic component which fits within the framework of the programme. Students can also choose to do a non-academic internship as additional to your programme, which will not be credited. In both cases, the student is responsible for organizing the internship and should do so in consultation with the programme coordinator.
In the second semester of the academic year, the students will make a trip to one of Europe’s cultural capitals. In preparation they will organize a symposium with experts from outside the academic world to discuss the policies and practices of EU’s cultural capitals programme. In recent years, we have visited among others the cities of Aarhus, San Sebastián and Valletta.
All students will be appointed a tutor who will support them in academic matters and help them fulfill their potential. The tutor will plan plenary and individual meetings to discuss study experiences, progress, thesis ideas or career plans. Throughout the year, students can also contact their tutor for questions regarding the curricular aspects of the Master’s program.
You complete the Identity and Integration programme by executing your own in-depth research project. We will help you find a suitable thesis supervisor. Upon completion, you will have gained profound understanding of the complexity of a theme of your own choice and you will have mastered the necessary skills to conduct independent research in this field.