MA in European Studies

Aarhus University

Program Description

MA in European Studies

Aarhus University

MA in European Studies

EUROPEAN DIVERSITY

We eat Italian pizza and drink Belgian beer. We drive German cars and listen to Swedish pop music. We read English thrillers and watch French films. We go skiing in Norway and sunbathe on beaches in Greece. Although the 30 countries of the European continent have much in common, at the same time they are very different. Today, Europeans are more closely connected to one another than ever before. With an MA in European Studies, you will be qualified to analyse, understand and work not only with European diversity, but with all that connects Europeans.

MULTICULTURAL, INTERDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENT

In this programme students work with European issues, using a range of different approaches. They will get to know the EU institutions and analyse cultural, historical and political processes in Europe; they will engage with the question of what Europe really is. The European Studies programme is interdisciplinary and international, and students of European Studies have a unique opportunity to work with their peers from other countries, both from within and outside Europe. This also means that students have the opportunity to speak a great deal of English, both during and outside class.

STUDY PROFILE

The programme objective is to provide students with a thorough knowledge of political, cultural and historical European affairs and of the theories and methodologies needed to analyse them. Students will gain insight into how large-scale interdisciplinary projects are executed in international teams. They will also get used to communicating on a daily basis in a language other than their own native language.

CAREER PROFILE

An MA in European Studies gives a European perspective that is relevant in career paths ranging from political institutions to international organisations, from the corporate world, to the media, to teaching cultural understanding. Graduates in European Studies find work in Danish, European and international institutions, interest groups and professional bodies. They may choose to teach at university or high-school level, or to be communicators on key European issues in radio and news media. They are qualified to work in planning and implementing qualitative projects and studies in both public and private sectors. Further options include applying for admission to the university’s PhD programme, either after the first year of the MA programme or on completion of the thesis.

“My last paper was an analysis of William Easterley’s writings on development aid, and my last presentation was on Jeffrey Sachs’ views on the same subject. Both were for the Current Affairs class, in which we compared the ways in which texts from the 1930s and 1940s and more recent texts proposed to resolve the problems of their times.”

PER SOGGE

MA IN EUROPEAN STUDIES

PLACE OF STUDY

Aarhus

ANNUAL TUITION FEE

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE

Others: EUR 8,000

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 15, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
Full time
Price
Price
8,000 EUR
Information
Deadline
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
Denmark Aarhus
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Denmark Aarhus
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration Request Info
Price 8,000 EUR
; EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE