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The award
MA

How long you will study
24 months

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About European Studies at University of Groningen

Euroculture is an interdisciplinary MA of excellence, focusing on the key challenges of contemporary Europe. Its strengths are a job-oriented approach and training in substantive research skills.

Euroculture offersgreat opportunities if you are interested inunderstanding—and shaping—today's Europe. Our two-yearmaster's programme is ideal for students who understand thatEurope's future will be shaped not only by economics and politics,but also by struggles over identities, values, and heritage. Our MAprogramme will equip you with the tools to understand the vitalinterplay between culture and politics in European society.
With an interdisciplinary approach that combines courses from atleast two leading European universities with an internship andhands-on skills training, Euroculture prepares you to make adifference in careers like diplomacy, international business,research, journalism, cultural management, and Europeanadministration.

Selected by the European Commission as an Erasmus MundusProgramme of Excellence, Euroculture is a truly international MAprogramme. In 2017, Euroculture was for the sixth timeconsidered to be a "top" Master Programme by Keuzegids, an independent Dutchguide ranking university Programmes.

For more detailed information, please visit the Euroculture consortiumwebsite.

Why is it hard for many people to identify as Europeans? Where does the recent rise in Euroscepticism come from? And how does Europe protect its minorities?

Euroculture offersgreat opportunities if you are interested inunderstanding—and shaping—today's Europe. Our two-yearmaster's programme is ideal for students who understand thatEurope's future will be shaped not only by economics and politics,but also by struggles over identities, values, and heritage. Our MAprogramme will equip you with the tools to understand the vitalinterplay between culture and politics in European society.
With an interdisciplinary approach that combines courses from atleast two leading European universities with an internship andhands-on skills training, Euroculture prepares you to make adifference in careers like diplomacy, international business,research, journalism, cultural management, and Europeanadministration.

Selected by the European Commission as an Erasmus MundusProgramme of Excellence, Euroculture is a truly international MAprogramme. In 2017, Euroculture was for the sixth timeconsidered to be a "top" Master Programme by Keuzegids, an independent Dutchguide ranking university Programmes.

For more detailed information, please visit the Euroculture consortiumwebsite.

After your studies

Job prospects

Euroculture prepares graduates for professions and researchcareers where knowledge of contemporary Europe and the EuropeanUnion institutions are of relevance.

Due to the multi- and interdisciplinary nature of theEuroculture programme, its graduates find work in a broad range ofsectors where expert knowledge of present Europe and Europeanintegration 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 socialdevelopments, the political process of European integration,values, citizenship and cultural identity within Europe and itscorrelations with the wider world. Euroculture teaches students themethods and skills required to identify the European dimensions ofsocial problems, to critically assess and interpret informationabout European institutions and organisations, and to understand the cultural aspects and factors that play a key role in theprocess of European identity formation and integration.

Career Prospects

Euroculture alumni have found employment in the followingareas/organisations:

  • EU institutions
  • 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 culturalprojects
  • Centres for minorities and minority rights

Euroculture prepares graduates for professions and researchcareers where knowledge of contemporary Europe and the EuropeanUnion institutions are of relevance.

Due to the multi- and interdisciplinary nature of theEuroculture programme, its graduates find work in a broad range ofsectors where expert knowledge of present Europe and Europeanintegration 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 socialdevelopments, the political process of European integration,values, citizenship and cultural identity within Europe and itscorrelations with the wider world. Euroculture teaches students themethods and skills required to identify the European dimensions ofsocial problems, to critically assess and interpret informationabout European institutions and organisations, and to understand the cultural aspects and factors that play a key role in theprocess of European identity formation and integration.

Career Prospects

Euroculture alumni have found employment in the followingareas/organisations:

  • EU institutions
  • 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 culturalprojects
  • Centres for minorities and minority rights

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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study24 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2800 per year

non-EU/EEA

€ 9000 per year

Entry requirements

Bachelor-Master connections

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
Algemene CultuurwetenschappenAll Research universities

No additional requirements

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Interested students should apply through Euroculture's website,https://www.euroculturemaster.eu/

American StudiesAll Research universities

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Cultural StudiesAll Research universities

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German Language and CultureAll Research universities

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English Language and CultureAll Research universities

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English Language and CultureAll Research universities

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European Law SchoolAll Research universities

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European StudiesAll Research universities

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European Languages and CulturesAll Research universities

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Film and Literary StudiesAll Research universities

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HistoryAll Research universities

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International and European LawAll Research universities

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International Relations and International OrganizationAll Research universities

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Arts, Culture and MediaAll Research universities

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Art HistoryAll Research universities

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Liberal Arts and SciencesAll Research universities

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Minorities & MultilingualismAll Research universities

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Dutch Language and CultureAll Research universities

No additional requirements

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Political ScienceAll Research universities

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RechtsgeleerdheidAll Research universities

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ReligiewetenschappenAll Research universities

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Romance Languages and CulturesAll Research universities

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Scandinavian Languages and CulturesAll Research universities

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Slavonic Language and CultureAll Research universities

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Human Geography and Urban and Regional PlanningAll Research universities

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SociologyAll Research universities

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Taal- en CultuurstudiesAll Research universities

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TheologieAll Research universities

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PhilosophyAll Research universities

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Communication and Information StudiesUniversity of GroningenNo additional requirements
Media and CultureAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Students should have a sufficient Level of English, certified bya CAE, TOEFL or IELTS test.

MINIMUM SCORES ENGLISH TEST:

  • TOEFL Paper-based: 580; TOEFL Internet-based: 92 (with aminimum 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; CambridgeProficiency in English: C2

If your score is lower than the above-mentioned scores, you arenot eligible for the programme.

For more information about the validity of your English test orabout possible exemptions, see: https://www.euroculturemaster.eu/how-to-apply

previous education

Candidates must have completed an academic BA degree in eitherthe Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences or in a relevant disciplineto Euroculture, e.g: European Studies, History, InternationalRelations, Cultural Studies, Literature, Sociology, PoliticalSciences, Anthropology, Philosophy, Communication and MediaStudies, International/ European Law, Theology.

other admission requirements

Additional application requirements and conditions, as well asextensive information on the application procedure, may be found onour Consortium Website: https://www.euroculturemaster.eu/how-to-apply

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Students should have a sufficient Level of English, certified bya CAE, TOEFL or IELTS test.

MINIMUM SCORES ENGLISH TEST:

  • TOEFL Paper-based: 580; TOEFL Internet-based: 92 (with aminimum 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; CambridgeProficiency in English: C2

If your score is lower than the above-mentioned scores, you arenot eligible for the programme.

For more information about the validity of your English test orabout possible exemptions, see: https://www.euroculturemaster.eu/(...)o-apply/requirements

previous education

Candidates must have completed an academic BA degree in eitherthe Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences or in a relevant disciplineto Euroculture, e.g: European Studies, History, InternationalRelations, Cultural Studies, Literature, Sociology, PoliticalSciences, Anthropology, Philosophy, Communication and MediaStudies, International/ European Law, Theology.

other admission requirements

Additional application requirements and conditions, as well asextensive information on the application procedure, may be found onour Consortium Website: https://www.euroculturemaster.eu/(...)o-apply/requirements

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced)C1
CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency)C2
IELTS overall band6.5
TOEFL paper based580
TOEFL computer based237
TOEFL internet based92

Numerus Fixus

This programme has a numerus fixus with a maximum of 25 attendees a year.

Candidates have to apply online on the Consortium website:www.euroculturemaster.eu and are assessed by 2 or 3 partneruniversities of the Consortium.

Each partner university can only admit a maximum of 25 studentsper semester. If the first preferred university of a student doesnot have any places left, the eligible candidate will be placed athis/her 2nd or 3rd choice.

Candidates have to apply online on the Consortium website andare assessed by 2 or 3 partner universities of the Consortium.

Each partner university can only admit a maximum of 25 studentsper semester. If the first preferred university of a student doesnot have any places left, the eligible candidate will be placed athis/her 2nd or 3rd choice.

Tuition fees

NationalityYearFeeProgramme form
EU/EEA2017-2018€ 2800full-time
NationalityYearFeeProgramme form
EU/EEA2017-2018€ 2800full-time
non-EU/EEA2017-2018€ 9000full-time
NationalityYearFeeProgramme form
EU/EEA2017-2018€ 2800full-time
  • amount based on students who receive a standard waiver(available for all EU/EEA students who do not receive afull-covering scholarship, which amounts to €2.500; thewaiver is not available to non-EU/EEA students); and who do not optfor the optional insurance (€900 - included in non-EU/EEAfees). You can find the tuition fee that applies to you on ourwebsite, https://www.euroculturemaster.eu/(...)o-apply/tuition-fees.
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

A limited number of Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available.The deadline for scholarship applications is 1 December. Please seemore information on Erasmus Mundus grants here: https://www.euroculturemaster.eu/(...)cholarship-programme

  • Regular students

The final application deadline for regular students is 1 May(non-EU students are encouraged to apply earlier with regard to thevisa procedure, etc.). Students are encouraged to apply to earlierdeadlines (1 December; 1 March) to secure a position in their firstuniversity of choice. Applications coming in after the 1 Marchdeadline will be evaluated on a rolling basis. If places areavailable after the 1 May deadline, applications will then still beevaluated on a rolling basis until the maximum amount of studentsis reached.

Places fill up quickly for the programme in some universities:early applicants have a higher chance of getting a place in theprogramme than later applicants.

There is a standard waiver available for all EU/EEA students whodo not receive a full-covering scholarship, which amounts to€2.500. The waiver is not available to non-EU/EEA students.The tuition fee can be further lowered by not including theoptional insurance (€900, only in case of students who haveEU/EEA citizenship). You can find the tuition fee that applies toyou on our website, https://www.euroculturemaster.eu/(...)o-apply/tuition-fees.

  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

A limited number of Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available.The deadline for scholarship applications is 1 December. Please seemore information on Erasmus Mundus grants here: https://www.euroculturemaster.eu/(...)cholarship-programme

  • Regular students

The final application deadline for regular students is 1 May(non-EU students are encouraged to apply earlier with regard to thevisa procedure, etc.). Students are encouraged to apply to earlierdeadlines (1 December; 1 March) to secure a position in their firstuniversity of choice. Applications coming in after the 1 Marchdeadline will be evaluated on a rolling basis. If places areavailable after the 1 May deadline, applications will then still beevaluated on a rolling basis until the maximum amount of studentsis reached.

Places fill up quickly for the programme in some universities:early applicants have a higher chance of getting a place in theprogramme than later applicants.

Application deadlines

Type of studentDeadlineStart course
EU/EEA students01 May 201801 September 2018
01 May 201901 September 2019
non-EU/EEA students01 March 201901 September 2019
Type of studentDeadlineStart course
Dutch students01 March 201901 September 2019
Type of studentDeadlineStart course
EU/EEA students01 May 201801 September 2018
01 May 201901 September 2019
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What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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