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A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

With the integration of the European economy and greater fluidity of borders comes many new challenges. European studies seeks to help students understand more about the changes inherent in this new paradigm and how to work with them, through such fields of study as politics, business, and culture.

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states, and its capital and largest city is Berlin.

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Double Masters Programme in Political Science (European Studies)

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Cologne

The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives first-class students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. [+]

Best Masters in European studies in Germany 2017. The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives first-class students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme study at each university for one year and graduate with two master’s degrees from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. The international master’s programme focuses on the European Union, its policies and institutions. Students gain in-depth knowledge of the EU as well as interdisciplinary research skills. The programme prepares students for high-level positions in the private or public sector which require international experience combined with a profound knowledge of the EU. Students that graduate with this double degree will have excellent opportunities to work, for example, in EU or national institutions, in NGOs or the media. Please check our website for more information on the programme, entry requirements and the application procedure. In cooperation with Maastricht University The Fac­ulty of Arts and So­cial Sci­ences (FASoS) has ap­prox. 1,800 stu­dents and is one of the six fac­ul­ties at Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity. Its ed­u­ca­tional ap­proach is based on the prin­ci­ple of Prob­lem-Based Learn­ing (PBL). The Fac­ulty has a strong in­ter­na­tional ori­en­ta­tion, ev­i­denced by its in­ter­na­tional stu­dent body and its ex­ten­sive re­search. The Fac­ulty has an ex­cel­lent lo­ca­tion in the cen­tre of Maas­tricht. Pro­gramme du­ra­tion: 4 se­mes­ters, full-time Pro­gramme start: Be­gin­ning of Sep­tem­ber in Maas­tricht De­grees awarded: Re­search Mas­ter in Eu­ro­pean Stud­ies by Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity and Mas­ter of Arts in Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence by the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne Lan­guage of in­struc­tion: Eng­lish Fees: Stu­dents pay tu­ition fees at Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity dur­ing their first year of stud­ies (ap­prox. €1,980 for EU ap­pli­cants; for more de­tails on the tu­ition fee, please see the web­site of Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity) and a se­mes­ter con­tri­bu­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne (ap­prox. €260 per term, which in­cludes a stu­dent travel card which is valid on all pub­lic trans­port in North Rhine-West­phalia). Pro­gramme The Dou­ble Mas­ter is an am­bi­tious re­search-based and in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary programme which has a strong focus on the Eu­ro­pean Union, its in­sti­tu­tions and poli­cies. Stu­dents de­velop an in-depth un­der­stand­ing of the EU and of the work­ings of pol­i­tics and so­ci­ety in an in­te­grated Eu­rope. The pro­gramme equips grad­u­ates with ex­cel­lent method­olog­i­cal skills, en­abling them to op­er­ate at an ad­vanced level in an in­ter­na­tional re­search en­vi­ron­ment. Dur­ing their year abroad, stu­dents will be ex­posed to an in­ter­na­tional en­vi­ron­ment that al­lows them to im­prove their in­ter­cul­tural and lan­guage skills. Stu­dents ad­mit­ted to the Dou­ble Mas­ter’s Pro­gramme pur­sue a Re­search Mas­ter in Eu­ro­pean Stud­ies at Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity in their first year and com­plete mod­ules of the Mas­ter of Arts in Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence at the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne in their sec­ond year. The pro­gramme is based on the mu­tual recog­ni­tion of credit points by both uni­ver­si­ties. Stu­dents at­tend a col­lo­quium and write their mas­ter’s the­sis dur­ing their year in Cologne. The the­sis is jointly su­per­vised by pro­fes­sors at both uni­ver­si­ties. After suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the pro­gramme, stu­dents are awarded a Re­search Mas­ter in Eu­ro­pean Stud­ies by Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity and a Mas­ter of Arts in Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence by the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne. Career perspectives Graduates of this double degree will be well prepared for the demands of an international employment market in European Studies, which increasingly expects applicants to have studied in more than one country. Graduates of the programme are particularly well qualified for a career in the institutions of the European Union, other areas of public administration or international companies. The research-oriented nature of the degree also enables graduates to move on to doctoral research, or to research-related work in think tanks or NGOs. These career perspectives require familiarity with different academic cultures, and thus graduates with a double degree will be better prepared for these kinds of positions than most of their peers with degrees from a single university. Application process For admission, candidates need to apply for the Double Master’s Programme in European Studies at the University of Cologne and at Maastricht University. The application period for the Double Master’s Programme at the University of Cologne runs from early April to 15 May. Applications must be submitted online via the application portal. Once the application portal has opened, the link will be published on this website. In addition, applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at Maastricht University must apply online via uni-assist and by post until 1 May. When applying via uni-assist, please select the programme ‘MA in Political Sciences’ at the University of Cologne. For more information on the obligatory additional application and admission at Maastricht University, please visit Maastricht University's website. Entry requirements An excellent bachelor’s degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences with strong proficiency in Political Science (30 ECTS). Furthermore a minimum of further 12 ECTS in Political Science or in Methodology and Empirical Social Research Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) English at level C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C)). Please note that the Maastricht University also requires minimum scores in writing. IELTS: minimum score overall 7.0, minimum score writing 7.0; TOEFL ibt: minimum score overall 100, minimum score writing 28. Very good intercultural and social skills Relevant practical experience is desirable Application documents DMP application form CV in English Letter of motivation in English explaining the reasons for applying to the Double Master’s Programme (aprox. 500 words) Proof of sufficient language skills in English of at least C1 (CEFR) Copy of bachelor’s degree certificate, including all exams taken to date, listing the grades received and the number of credit points per course Descriptions of all relevant courses taken during bachelor’s degree (e.g. extracts from the course catalogue) If applicable, written confirmation of any studies abroad which may have already been completed. In case any of the courses completed abroad have been credited towards the bachelor's degree of the home university, this written document must contain an official record of the courses taken and the grades received. Please also attach a description of the modules taken abroad. An essay in English written by the applicant, either specifically for this application or for earlier studies or other occasions. It is preferable, but not absolutely necessary, that the topic is related to the Double Master’s Programme. There are no requirements as to the length of the essay A photocopy of a valid passport or EU ID card A recent passport photo All documents must be provided in English or German. Documents in any other language must have an authorised translation into English or German attached. We may need to ask for further documentation at a later stage of the application process. For more information on the application documents to be handed in at Maastricht University, please check Maastricht University's website. Application deadlines The online application for the Double Master’s Programme in European Studies takes place both through Maastricht University and the University of Cologne. Please note the different application deadlines at the two universities. At the University of Cologne: For applicants with a German bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree from Maastricht University: 15 May 2017 For applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at Maastricht University: 1 May 2017 At the University of Cologne, please apply online. Once the application portal opens, the link will be published on this website. At Maastricht University: For EU applicants: 1 June 2017 For non-EU applicants: 1 May 2017 For more details on the application deadlines at Maastricht University, please visit Maastricht University's website. Selection process Candidates need to apply separately at Maastricht University and the University of Cologne. Please note the different application deadlines. Applications for the Double Master’s Programme will be assessed by the admissions boards at both universities. The admission boards will assess all applications and communicate its decision no later than the end of July. Enrolment takes place in late August or early September. The study programme starts in October in Cologne. Please note that in case your application for the Double Master’s Programme is not successful, your application may still be considered for the regular MA in Political Science at the University of Cologne or for the regular Research Master in European Studies at Maastricht University given that all entry requirements are fulfilled. [-]

Master In European Affairs (dual Degree With Freie Universität Berlin)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Berlin

Mastering the language and good knowledge of German culture are an essential asset in a Europe where the Franco-German relationship is instrumental. [+]

Double degrees - Freie Universität Berlin Double degree in International Affairs and European Affairs Freie Universität Berlin, "free university" is a university founded in 1948 by a group of students and teachers who had been excluded from the University Unter den Linden in the Soviet part of the city. Located in Berlin's FU is one of the largest German universities with 35 500 students, including 15% foreigners. Went through the FU Berlin great personalities such as the President of the Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes, Jutta Limbach, President of the European Parliament, Klaus Hänsch and the Federal Minister of the Interior Otto Schily. Its Department of Political Science, Otto-Suhr-Institut is one of the most renowned in Europe. For more information on the Freie Universität Berlin To learn more about Sciences Po Check the settlement of tuition double degree Mastering the language and good knowledge of German culture are an essential asset in a Europe where the Franco-German relationship is instrumental. In France, the public sector and the private sector today are looking for French experts to help them better exchange, and work undertaken with Germany. Obtain two titles in two renowned institutions is a unique opportunity Sciences Po and the Freie Universität Berlin offer. For over twenty years, both institutions have close relations based on full recognition of the lessons in each of the partner institutions. The Franco-German cycle integrated in political and social sciences founded in 1991 and reformed now has trained hundreds of students who occupy positions of responsibility in the European institutions or international financial institutions. admissions Recruitment is international. Can apply all students who have obtained a bachelor's degree Bachelor's or an equivalent academic degree corresponding to 180 ECTS, at least 60 ECTS in political science materials. Students may be candidates even if they are not students already enrolled at the Free University and Sciences Po. Selection is based on an online application designed by a joint committee composed of one representative from each institution. A very good knowledge of social and political structures in France and Germany is required. Each year, 20 students can be selected. This program is taught in English and German and optionally in French. Note: Students who have been admitted to the Bachelor program of the Freie Universität through the mixed selection Po-FU Berlin Sciences must refill the application. Admission is by no means automatic. Tuition fees and scholarships Students will settle their tuition fees at the institution where they are studying. The program is supported by the Franco-German University (UFA). Students may obtain a mobility aid granted by the UFA. The Alumni Association In 1995 was founded the Association Gerhard Kiersch Verein, whose name is intended to preserve the memory of Professor of OSI, which in the late 1980s, initiated the Franco-German integrated cycle between Sciences Po and the Freie Universität. It gathers cycle and Alumni students thereby build a strong European network. Its activities focus on three areas: regular meetings of its members, publication of a quarterly newsletter, the "Mail Paris-Berlin", and organizing conferences on major issues of European and Franco-German news. Thus, AGKV has strong links with the actors of the political, economic, social and cultural life in Europe. In fact, the former graduates of the cycle now occupy positions where their intercultural competence is especially highlighted. They are present at European and international level in very different sectors (business, consulting, international organizations, media, public service). The AGKV aims to facilitate exchanges between students and elders, exchanges should also be used to build networks useful for finding internships or to enter the professional world. Visit the website of the Alumni Association of the French-German Round: The Gerhard Kiersch Verein Association [-]

Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Germany Berlin

The programme offers a unique, multidisciplinary approach which distinguishes it from other Master’s courses in the field of energy studies: It analyses the links between the different levels of energy governance, from an international to a local level, offering problem-focused learning at the crossroads of theory and practice. [+]

Best Masters in European studies in Germany 2017. Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance The Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give a deep understanding of the complexity of the current energy transformations in Europe and worldwide. The programme takes place in Berlin and Nice. The programme offers a unique, multidisciplinary approach which distinguishes it from other Master’s courses in the field of energy studies: It analyses the links between the different levels of energy governance, from an international to a local level, offering problem-focused learning at the crossroads of theory and practice. The one-year Master’s programme stretches over four terms and takes place in two study locations: Nice and Berlin Students who successfully complete the programme acquire 90 ECTS credits. The programme is structured into four terms: The first term (October-December) in Nice encompasses classes on the basics of the four energy modules (International energy governance, Economic energy governance, the EU energy governance and Energy and territories). Each module is complemented by seminars dealing with current energy issues. An academic or professional expert is invited for each event. For their second term (January-March) students move on to Berlin where teaching in the four modules continues in the form of workshops. Each module organises a half-day workshop with an expert. Students prepare the workshops in group work delivering papers on themes linked to the topic of the seminar (climate negotiations, energy stock exchange, the role of the EU interconnections in the European energy market, the EU funds and the territorial energy policy). To better understand the local energy challenges in the framework of the German Energy Transition Field, visits will also be organised in co-operation with local institutions and companies. Another focus of this term will be put on the methodology classes, one dedicated to the research work and the Master’s thesis, the second one to project management. In April students return to Nice. The third term (April-June) aims at deepening their knowledge on the four energy modules. A special focus is also given to the methodological support for the students’ work on their thesis including individual meetings with the academic supervisors. In the two simulations the participants will forge their negotiation techniques with regard to the construction of wind farms at local level and work out of a strategy for an international energy cooperation. Written and oral exams in June will conclude this term. From July to August students will work on their Master’s thesis. All along the summer, supervisors will be at their disposal to follow up their work. The defence of the students’ Master’s thesis will take place in Nice in mid-September. Admission requirements The Programme is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Language requirements Candidates must have an active, good knowledge of English. Registration procedure Candidates must submit a registration dossier to the IE•EI secretariat. They can either apply via the online application form (apply online here) or send the application form (download the application form here) by email or postal mail. The application form must be completed, signed and accompanied by the following documents (in English): • Curriculum Vitae • Letter of Motivation • Copy of your original University degree(s) + certified copy of the English translation • Transcript of records + certified copy of the English translation • List and summary of research papers written as part of your University degree(s) • Two letters of recommendation written in English preferably by recent professors or supervisors, to be sent in sealed envelopes or by e-mail scanned • Passport-size photograph • Documents certifying adequate knowledge of the required languages [-]

Master in Euroculture

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Göttingen

The Euroculture programme gives students a chance to prepare themselves to enter new professions that come into being due to the intensifying process of economic and political integration in Europe. [+]

Euroculture (M.A.) Subject: Erasmus Mundus MA Programme Euroculture (joint degree) Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.) Standard period of study: 4 semesters Start of programme: winter semester only Admission: admission restricted (application with the faculty) Terms of admission: B.A. in Political Sciences, History, Theology, Law or philological subjects, or in another profile that qualifies for the Master's programme in Euroculture Language requirements: excellent knowledge of English (see below) Application deadline: May 1st Special fee: see Homepage of the programme Course description The goals of this Master's programme with respect to specialised knowledge and methodological and social competence are: to show to the students the ways of thinking and working for the specific subjects involved; to impart to the students the ability to work in a problem- and project-oriented way even beyond the usual subject-specific limitations, and to present the results in an adequate manner; to familiarise the students with the methodology of interdisciplinary research; to impart in-depth understanding of processes relevant to society as a whole in Europe, from a legal, politological, theological, historical, or cultural-scientific point of view; to improve the ability to communicate interculturally by means of a compulsory semester abroad; to enable the students to improve their knowledge of English and to learn at least one additional foreign language; to teach the students how to conduct scientific work independently. The students gain the ability to analyse the European integration process in an independent, interdisciplinary and problem-oriented way; to judge the effects that regional, national and supranational cooperations and conflicts of the past have on current developments and the dynamics in Europe; to show the capability of acting and willingness to take responsibility and leadership in groups consisting of members from different national and cultural backgrounds. The Euroculture programme gives students a chance to prepare themselves to enter new professions that come into being due to the intensifying process of economic and political integration in Europe. Euroculture serves to qualify graduates to take up professions that require sound knowledge of European culture, current transnational developments in European society and politics in a global context, and the European integration process. Some of the possible professions are work with European institutions and organisations, with institutions of teaching, research and further education, the media and journalism, librarianship, foundations and associations, culture management, museums and collections, tourism, foreigner and migrant counselling, public relations, and human resource management (especially in international companies). Subject-specific admission procedure University places are allocated to applicants who are particularly suitable. Particular suitability is measured by the following criteria: fulfilment of the formal admission requirements, demonstration of the ability to critically reflect on the contents and goals of the Euroculture programme from a subject-related and from an interdisciplinary point of view (letter of motivation), quality of academic achievements, and proof of language skills in an interview. Programme with special fees The programme Euroculture has special fees. Please check the homepage of the programme carefully. Language requirements Students of the Euroculture programme must have a very good knowledge of English in accordance with international regulations of the Euroculture network (according to the international admission regulations), because they will take their examinations at universities abroad in English or the national language. The intensive course will be held in English as well. [-]

Executive Master in EU Studies

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years October 2017 Germany Berlin

CIFE in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chairholder of CETEUS of the University of Cologne and other partners has developed a postgraduate programme -- Executive Master in EU Studies ... [+]

Best Masters in European studies in Germany 2017. The  Executive Master in EU Studies is organised by the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE – www.cife.eu) in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chairholder of CEUTUS (Centre for Turkish and European Studies) of the University of Cologne. CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Bruxelles and Istanbul. It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union. Most graduates of CIFE’s programme work nowadays for European institutions, international organisations and NGOs. The Executive Master in EU Studies is an interdisciplinary study programme designed for professionals, postgraduates, junior officials and all those who plan to make a career in the EU, have gained experience in this field and want to specialise in a certain policy area. Through a  combination of e-learning and concentrated face-to-face-learning phases  (at weekends in Berlin, Budapest, Bruxelles, Nice, Istanbul and Rome) the Master offers an accurate blend of theoretical and practical knowledge as the courses are taught by renowned academics from various European countries, experts from research institutions and governmental practitioners. It awards 90 ECTS. In the first study year, the programme offers: Well-founded knowledge on the EU through a number of courses (Institutional architecture of the EU, EU Law, History of EU integration, The EU in World Politics, Economic Dimension of EU integration, Transition and Regional Development, Sustainable Development, Security and Migration) An understanding of recent developments in the European integration process Insights into EU political proceedings and policies A simulation game of a European Council Summit In the second study year, the programme provides its participants: An interdisciplinary approach in the study of current developments, such as the Institutional Evolution of the EU, the Global Economic Challenges of the Union, EU Citizenship, and in specific topics like the EU in International Crises and Conflicts, the questions of Cohesion and Differentiation in the EU, the balance among Internal Market, Trade and Sustainability policies The opportunity to create new synergies with academic staff and fellow colleagues A special course on EU project cycle management The opportunity to increase specific skills in drafting documents such as policy briefs, legal writs and alike The chance to write a Master thesis on a specific topic of their own choice. The blended-learning approach of the Executive Master offers the possibility to: Meet and interact with your peers and the academic staff on a regular basis during weekend workshops Keep your motivation and workflow high Fully dedicate yourself to the programme in a way tailored to your needs You can apply anytime throughout the year.  The deadline for application is the 19th September. A limited number of scholarships is awarded to particularly qualified candidates to cover a part of the tuition fee. For further information please consult CIFE’s website:  www.eu-online-academy.org  or contact CIFE (cife-berlin@cife.eu). You can  apply online  by clicking the following link: http://www.eu-online-academy.org/EOA/en/8/Registration [-]