European Studies (MSc) (MSc)

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September, February

International course fees
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About European Studies (MSc) at University of Twente

Focus and disciplines

The Master’s programme in European Studies will provide you with the skills and conceptual tools to engage in descriptive, explanatory and normative research and analysis of the political and administrative issues of Europe. The entire programme takes a comparative approach, looking at the interactions between national and European bodies, the place of the EU in the world, and their effects and the ideas behind these processes.

The courses you will take include Global and European Challenges, International Relations and Politics and The Global and EU Legal Framework.

Research and specialization

You can opt for the excellent one-year European Studies Master’s programme, which has a strong focus on public administration and policy and also gives you the option of specializing in European Union regulation. You can also take a unique 18-month degree programme offered jointly by the University of Twente and the Institute for Political Science at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, leading to a double Dutch-German degree.

Why European Studies at the University of Twente?

A combination of academic rigour and practical relevance, a cross-disciplinary perspective and a strong focus on the EU are the mainstays of this programme. You will gain relevant core knowledge across the broad spectrum of the European Union and acquire specialized expertise in your choice of electives.

The programme is characterized by:

A combination of academic rigour and practical relevance, a cross-disciplinary perspective and a strong focus on the EU are the mainstays of this programme. You will gain relevant core knowledge across the broad spectrum of the European Union and acquire specialized expertise in your choice of electives.

Features of the programme:

  • The opportunity to obtain a double-degree with the University of Münster
  • Low student-teacher ratio enabling personalized feedback and personal development
  • The combination of academic grounding and practical relevance
  • Focus on the international context of European studies
  • Design approach to policy solutions
  • Cross-disciplinary perspective approaching the subject from various academic angles
  • Multiple perspectives: legal, political, economic and sociological
  • International orientation and studying alongside students from different backgrounds
  • A wonderful green campus that provides an ideal study environment.

Career prospects

The demand for experts who understand the complexities of Europe extends well beyond Brussels. In national governments, private firms, the non-profit sector and NGOs, there is a growing need for professionals with the right knowledge, insights and skills to tackle the challenges Europe poses. A career at the European Parliament is also among the options open to you.

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 awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
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Entry requirements

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