European Studies

The master's programme in European Studies focuses on the international dimensions of European Union policies, governance and administration. It trains you to explore complex questions with a focus on understanding Europe’s place in the wider world. Trade, energy, climate change, migration, and conflict – some issues are just too big for any single state to tackle alone. You will look at how different European countries, with their own histories, interests, institutions, and political structures, come together to deal with common challenges. This student-centred, multi-disciplinary programme has been running for over 15 years. It is among the largest and most international in Europe and has an excellent reputation. We have a yearly intake of approximately 80-90 students and can provide you with small-scale lectures, tutorial groups and skills training seminars consisting of a maximum of 15 students.

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Are you about to start a Master's programme at Maastricht University? Our UM Campus Tour offers prospective students the opportunity to explore the city, our faculty buildings and facilities for students. Discover and learn what it is like to live and study in our vibrant city.

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Experience Maastricht University: find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, immerse yourself in your programme of choice, and explore our beautiful city. The next Master’s Open Day is on Saturday 11 November 2023.

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Pre-master's programme

If you do not satisfy the admission requirements of this Master's programme you may be able to enrol in a Pre-master's course year. Check out the Pre-master information and learn more about the programme, the courses and the requirements.

Pre-master European Studies

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