European Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
Europe is becoming more and more important. As Europeans become more closely connected, the EU makes decisions that affect every European nation, every level of industry, and virtually every business. 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

European Studies: European Connections

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.

Departments of Global Studies 

The Department of Global Studies provides a distinct approach to un¬derstanding our contemporary world by combining language-based area studies of Brazil, China, Japan, India, and Russia with European and International Studies and a global perspective. As an academic field, Global Studies was born only in the late 1990s and its exponen¬tial growth and importance soared in the 2000s. Its main elements all find their root cause in the insight that contemporary global conditions cannot be studied in ways reserved only for states and their interaction alone. Taking a holistic approach, Global Studies takes history, cultural studies and anthropology just as seriously as political science, sociology and economics. 

In step with this approach, we do not understand nations and regions as cultural containers, but as globally connected. Likewise, disciplines are not understood as knowledge containers, but as connected ways of ad¬dressing similar questions. 

Students at the Department of Global Studies grow to become critical and self-confident citizens of the contemporary global world. Graduates from Global Studies are well prepared to work in research, in teaching, for public institutions and ministries as well as within the private sector, where global competencies, even in small and medium-sized enter¬prises, are increasingly in demand.

Accreditation

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

Programme Structure

Semester 1

  • European Identities
  • Political Institutions of the EU
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Semester 2

  • Europe in the World
  • The Borders of Europe and the EU
  • EU Flashpoints

Semester 3

  • Profile

Semester 4

  • Master's Thesis

For more information, please check the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • 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:

    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:

    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
For more information, please check the programme website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 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.

Living costs for Aarhus

6,200 - 9,300 DKK/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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