European Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    7900
    Tuition (Full programme)
    7900
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The Master in European Studies program at Hochschule Bremen - International Graduate Center has been designed to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date study of economic and political dynamics in Europe. Studies in European private and public management, in European economics, law and politics, an intensive seminar in Brussels plus a period of practical training offer an ideal combination to acquire theoretical knowledge, management education, practical skills and European expertise. Tuition is provided exclusively in English. The program has been carried out since the academic year 1999/ 2000.

Classes begin in early October and end in September of the following year. After successful completion of the courses and the thesis (Option 2) or an additional internship (Option 1), candidates will be awarded the internationally recognised academic title Master of Arts (M.A).

The program provides sound preparation for careers in European and international businesses, institutions and administrations, or for further European research. It offers interdisciplinary training for tomorrow’s managers of European affairs. Graduates of this course will have a broad range of career opportunities to choose from, including activities as economic and legal advisers, positions in private and public management, lobbying activities, political offices and functions in the diplomatic services.

Experience counts! We have been offering this program for many years and have gathered a lot of expertise along the way. We strive to constantly improve the program, adding new optional courses and refining the structure all the time.

Planning your Career

The curriculum provides sound preparation for careers in European and international businesses, institutions and administrations, or for further research. Graduates have a broad field of opportunity to choose from, including economic and legal adviser activities, positions in private and public management, lobbying activities, political offices and functions, and in the diplomatic service. Students from outside Europe find excellent job opportunities worldwide with companies, banks and organizations cooperating with European partners.

Programme Structure

The degree program can be studied in two options. Option 1 spans three semesters and equals 90 ECTS for students entering the program with 210 ECTS, Option 2 comprises two semesters for students with 240 ECTS upon entering the program. Option 1 requires the completion of 10 modules, including a Master’s Thesis and an oral examination plus an additional third semester internship. Each taught module is continuously assessed and consists of 4 contact hrs/wk for one semester, which entails about 8 hours of study per week. Option 2 requires the completion of 10 modules, including a Master’s Thesis and an oral examination.

Audience

It is a truly international program with students coming from all over the world, including Canada, the USA, Greece, India, China, Vietnam, Latvia, Germany, Korea, France, Belgium, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Chile, Japan and many more. Throughout the years, Hochschule Bremen has been receiving several students who had previously been selected by national or international boards to achieve a national or European scholarship, for example students from Mexico (Alban), Poland (DAAD), Romania (Phare), Turkey (Jean Monnet) or Kosovo.

The course provides up to 25 places for applicants and is open to postgraduates with an academic degree in Public Policy/ or Management, Economics or Business, Political Sciences or Law. Students come from different backgrounds and benefit from opportunities to develop a European perspective and to broaden their knowledge and skills in significant aspects of European management. Due to the demanding time frame high academic standards and a very diligent work schedule are required.

Lecturers

The faculty is composed of international and national university lecturers and EU practitioners. Emphasis is laid on an interdisciplinary approach in teaching and learning, group work, discussions and a lively exchange between participants. Due to the international set-up of the programme, students will be confronted with the need to cope with the cultural and individual differences that arise in a multicultural setting, familiarising them with working across cultures and working in international teams.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
    The degree program can be studied in two options. Option 1 spans three semesters and equals 90 ECTS for students entering the program with 210 ECTS, Option 2 comprises two semesters for students with 240 ECTS upon entering the program.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

Applicants must hold a German or international degree (qualified bachelor) in public policy or management, economics or business, political science or law or a comparable degree of the German mark “Good (2)” or ECTS grade “B”. Fluency in English is required and must be demonstrated (by students whose native language is not English) with the TOEFL exam (minimum of 220 points computer-based or 560 paper-based) or an equivalent test like the IELTS (at least 6,0).

Applications must include: a registration form, a curriculum vitae, proof of his/ her university degree, a letter of recommendation from an employer/ university teacher, an essay outlining the candidate’s interest in the programme and career goals, the address and telephone number (e-mail address, if available) to which all correspondence should be sent. Thorough knowledge of and/or interest in international, intercultural and European topics must seem convincing As far as the candidate has work experience, e.g. within international organizations and firms or in the Foreign Service, this will be considered during the selection process.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 7900 International
  • EUR 7900 EU/EEA

Funding

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