Do you want to broaden your knowledge of European politics and policies in a programme that combines the study of political science with international relations, history and sociology? Are you ambitious, with a keen motivation to pursue a career that requires strong research competences, such as in a think tank or in academia, or jobs in politics and journalism? And are you interested in being part of a small, close-knit community of students and researchers? If so, the two-year interdisciplinary European Studies programme is the right choice for you.
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Eleonora is originally from Italy and moved to Maastricht to do her research master’s in European Studies at FASoS.
Why Eleonora chose to study European Studies in Maastricht:
“There are quite a few reasons why I choose Maastricht. Firstly, the cultural aspect, both in terms of its history, as one of the oldest cities of the Netherlands and because it was, and still is, a crossroad of cultures. It’s an international city with many students from different parts of the world. You can walk on the streets and hear so many different languages here.”
“I chose Maastricht University for its reputation and the master itself: the small learning environment, the many possibilities allowing us to really design our path of study and all the extra activities, seminars and opportunities that make what we study in class more tangible.”
“I am quite ambitious, and I would love to work for the European Commission. My research master’s programme in European Studies fits well really prepares me for this.”
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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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I want to be passionate about what I do and I am looking forward to my internship. My dream career would be to contribute to the role of the EU in the world.
I love the theoretical content of European Studies and the research skills we learn here. That combination is perfect.
Great things never happen when you stay in your comfort zone.
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