European Studies, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    5957 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
Aalborg University offers a two year (four semesters) Master of Social Science programme in European Studies.The focus is on European integration, and the courses are in English.

About

European integration - subjects of your own interest

We offer an innovative Master's programme on European Integration, understood in a wide sense. The courses cover a wide range of issues in this context, but most of the time our students can work independently on special subjects of their interest, in group work but also individually. A simulation game is also part of the programme. The many common activities make it easy to find friends.

Problem-based learning in a colourful international milieu

We believe in interdisciplinarity and problem-based, active learning to a very high extent. An internship at e.g. an EU institution is also part of the programme, assuring a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge. Together with our neighbouring program of Development and International Relations, with whom we cooperate on many fields, we are part of a colourful international milieu, also on the side of the teachers. Our students thereby also learn to work in international teams, something which many employers appreciate. The Master's programme in European Studies aims at giving students a theoretical knowledge of economic and political developments in Europe and insights into the institutions and processes of the European Union. Students will also improve their ability to analyse economic, social, cultural or political aspects of developments in Europe within an interdisciplinary context.

Guest student programme

Students may wish to join us for a half year (30 ECTS) following either the first semester of the Master's degree, or alternatively the second semester. Students wishing to join the second semester, which rebuilds on knowledge of the European Union and its policies and of International Relations taught in the first semester, should possess a similar knowledge at entry, possibly through previous European Studies or Political Science courses. Please note the English skills requirements of the courses.

Job and career

In the Europeaan Studies Programme you have the opportunity to become a dynamic practitioner in your field, whether your interests are strategic, managerial, policy-related, or all of the above.

As a comprehensive study undertaken by the Career Centre at Aalborg University revealed, our graduates have been successful entrants on the labour market, finding relevant positions in numerous fields, in the public sector and in private companies. This certainly also reflects the centrality which matters of European integration have acquired in most aspects of society.

Programme Structure

The four-semester programme (120 ECTS) is organised as follows:

  • The First Semester (September 1st until mid January) consists of course work and project work in the areas of comparative regional integration, the external role of the EU and of International Relations. (For a detailed description, click here.)
  • The Second Semester (February 1st until mid-June) involves course work and project work mainly in the area of EU policies, EU institutions and EU law and European Political Economy. Also a Simulation Game is part of the semester
  • The Third Semester (September to late January) involves an internship in an EU, national or non-governmental agency within Europe, or a study period at a foreign university. (Read more here)
  • During the Fourth Semester (February to late June), students write their Master's Thesis. The Thesis is an independent research work of about 80-100 pages with an in-depth study of a problem-area within the field of European Studies. 

Audience

The programme is open to Danish and foreign students with a B.S. or B.A. degree in social science.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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).

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The admission requirement for the master's degree programme in European Studies is a completed relevant bachelor's degree. A bachelor's degree in a social science discipline is considered relevant. The following bachelor's degrees from the humanities are also considered relevant: History, Language and International Studies (SIS/LISE, AAU) and bachelor's degrees including a minimum of 30 ECTS credits within one or more of the following subject areas : International relations, development studies, international political economy, area studies (e.g. China Studies or Latin American Studies), migration studies, refugee studies, cultural studies, globalization studies, integration studies, international law.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5957 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5957 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

DKK 44,300

Living costs for Aalborg

5,790 - 8,150 DKK/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

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