Master of Arts Programme in European Studies

Lund University

Program Description

Master of Arts Programme in European Studies

Lund University

Programme overview

The Master of Arts Programme in European Studies (aka MAPES) is an interdisciplinary Master´s programme with a unique perspective on Europe. The program specifically targets those who are interested in understanding Europe from a broader, humanist, point of view and who want to apply this perspective in careers related to European cultural and identity politics and Europe-wide communication. Our focus lies on culture, identity and communication, addressed with both theoretical sophistication and career pragmatism.

Academically, the programme benefits from the presence of the Centre for European Studies (, a research-focused network covering the whole of Lund University. The lectures are given by qualified lecturers with an exemplary research and teaching record, as well as by guest speakers from both academia and industry. Thus, our programme offers a solid theoretical foundation for the study of European culture and identity and develops students’ practical skills through a project management course and the possibility of internships.

As a student on this programme you will learn to:

  • Understand notions of European culture and history as well as collective identity dynamics
  • Master the important features of European Union institutions and governance
  • Focus on the European Union s culture and communication policies and their related areas
  • Develop project management and communication skills.

Career prospects

Our first generation of European Studies graduates have found jobs at embassies and think-tanks. Some others have obtained relevant experience during their internships with European institutions, NGOs, research institutes and cultural organizations across the continent, both within and outside the EU. Some of the Master alumni have also chosen an academic path as doctoral students.

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Why Lund University?

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Ranking 2016/2017, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.

If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.

The University is located in Lund - a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

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Last updated October 17, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
2 years
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Sweden Lund
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