European Studies, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    8000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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Europe is becoming more and more important. While Europeans become more closely connected, Brussels is making decisions that affect every European nation, every level of industry, and virtually every business. However, this view of international relations is constantly challenged and discussed. In European studies at Aarhus University, you will learn to analyse both the problems and the possibilities inherent in the European collaboration – and in Europe in general.

About

You will deal not only with EU institutions, but also with analyses of cultural, social and political processes in Europe – and the question of what Europe really is.The Master’s programme in European Studies at Aarhus University is for anyone with a bachelor’s degree in a relevant social science or humanities subject who would like to add a European perspective to their education. The aim of the degree programme is to give you general knowledge of European conditions, political as well as historical and cultural, and to build on the insight you gained in your BA studies.

New International Perspectives
The degree programme is aimed at students with a solid academic background who would like to add a European dimension to their education. You will acquire knowledge of European affairs to supplement your bachelor’s degree. The European dimension is useful whether you wish to work with political institutions, international organisations, the business community, the media, in teaching, or with cultural understanding. This is also an international master’s programme, in which your fellow students will have come from all over the world. All instruction therefore takes place in English, and students speak English both during class and after hours.
Work Internationally And Interculturally

With a Master’s in European Studies, you are qualified to analyse, understand and work not only with European diversity, but also everything that brings Europeans together. European Studies is an interdisciplinary and multicultural degree programme, and therefore prepares you to work in international organisations, large corporations, and in public administration.

Exciting, challenging and inspiring, the MA in European Studies was an amazing experience for me. On top of the great professors, who shared their knowledge and experience in exploring the current challenges in Europe, I had the opportunity to meet a lot of bright, talented young people from all over the world. Undoubtedly the Master’s programme allowed me to grow both personally and academically.

Ilina Yordanova Serafimova
Student, MA in European Studies, from Bulgaria

Accreditation

The MA in European Studies at Aarhus University was accredited in 2009 by national accreditation agency ACE Denmark.

Programme Structure

Semester 1

Introduktion 30 ECTS
Semester 2

Project theme 1 & 2 20 ECTS-10 ECTS
Semester 3Current affairs 10 ECTS
The history of idea of Europe10 ECTS
Semester 4

MA thesis 30 ECTS

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • 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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 560

    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: 83

    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

Access to the Master’s Programme in European Studies at Aarhus University requires successful completion of a relevant BA degree within Humanities or Social Sciences (e.g. Cultural Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, History, International studies, European studies, Political science, Media studies, Philosophy).

Only students who fulfil these requirements should apply.

The Master’s degree programme in European studies consists of two years of full-time study (120 ECTS) and is divided into two tracks:

  • Track A consists of two years of work in the field of European studies
  • Track B consists of two years of work in the field of European studies. Only students who have completed a Bachelor’s supplementary subject in European studies at Aarhus University are eligible to apply.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 8000 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Funding

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