European Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English


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. 

Added value will be offered by looking at the current crisis in the EU and discussing possible solutions. The unique blend of international academic expertise and application-oriented classes make this an exceptional experience. 

Career opportunities

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.


The degree course has been accredited by the National Accreditation Agency ZEvA.

Programme Structure

Modules offered:
  • Institutions, Policy-Making and Regions in the EU
  • EU Business Law
  • European Economic Integration
  • Management of Funds:
  • European Public and Private Management I
  • The EU as a Global Player
  • European Public and Private Management II
For more information, please visit the program website.


            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.


            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.

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 12 months
              • Duration description

                Depending on the qualifications of the student, the program can be studied in 2 or 3 semester.

            • Credits
              60 ECTS
              Students may opt for an internship (30 ECTS credits) after the completion of classes and Thesis work.
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus
            • More information Go to the programme website

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:


              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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              The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

            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.

            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. 

            Tuition Fee

            • International Applies to you

              7900 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 7900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
            • EU/EEA Applies to you

              7900 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 7900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
            • plus semester fee of 325 Euro

            Living costs for Bremen

            600 - 910 EUR/month
            Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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