MA European Studies: European Policy

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

MA European Studies: European Policy

University of Amsterdam

Policy making in contemporary Europe

The European Studies programme European Policy offers:

  • Deep understanding of policy making and international relations in contemporary Europe and the European Union.
  • A unique combination of Politics, Law, Economics and practical skills.
  • Analytical and communication skills that are essential in a professional research and policy environment, both at home and abroad.
  • Intensive training in policy environments, in dedicated skills courses and an internship.

In the one-year programme European Policy you study contemporary European and EU policies and learn to apply your knowledge and skills in a policy environment. The programme is aimed at students who are interested in understanding and contributing to European and EU affairs. It enables them to unravel the various political, legal, and economic patterns that affect contemporary international policies in Europe and the EU and its border regions. The programme provides you with the knowledge and analytical skills that are essential in research or policy environments.

European Studies at the UvA

Perceptions of Europe and its cultures, and policy-making processes are the primary themes of European Studies at the UvA. What structures past or present contribute to the realization of a political, legal and economic order? How do Europeans, European states and their institutions perceive and present themselves? Special attention is devoted to Europe’s relation to the world, and particularly to Eastern Europe. The lecturers and researchers who teach in this programme have extensive expertise in various aspects of Europe, both past and present.

Degree certificate

European Policy is an accredited degree programme of European Studies. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in European Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).


The Master's in European Policy comprises 80 ECTS credits:

  • 42 credits for core courses.
  • 18 credits for a Master's thesis.
  • 20 credits for a European internship.

Core courses cover European governance and theories of integration, neoliberalism, European geopolitics and EU law. Additional skills courses train in reading and writing strategy papers, interviewing skills and writing policy papers. An intensive skills excursion to one of the EU member states is part of the programme.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 22, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
1,984 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Netherlands Amsterdam
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 1,984 EUR
EU/EEA students. Non-EU/EEA students €13,400 per year.