This is an interdisciplinary Master’s programme with a unique perspective on Europe. Our focus is on culture, identity, communication and history, in combination with theoretical sophistication and career pragmatism. Academically, the programme benefits from the presence of the Centre for European Studies, a research-focused network across Lund University. The lectures are given by qualified lecturers with exemplary research and teaching records, 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, identity and politics. Furthermore, it develops students’ practical skills through a project management course and the possibility of going on an internship.
During the Master of Arts programme in European Studies, students will:
- learn to understand notions of European culture, history and politics as well as collective identity dynamics.
- master the important features of the institutions and governance of the European Union.
- focus on the political culture and communication policies of the European Union as well as related areas.
- develop project management and communication skills.
Compulsory courses include (with a number of credits): The Meaning of Europe: Culture, Values and Identity (15), Institutions and Governance in the European Union (15), Theory and Methodology (15), Project Management and Communication Strategies (15), Master’s thesis (30).
Elective courses vary each year but always include the possibility to do an internship. Students may also choose elective courses in other relevant fields of the humanities or social sciences.
The first generation of European Studies graduates include alumni who have found jobs at embassies and think-tanks. Others have obtained relevant experience during internships with European institutions, NGOs, research institutes and cultural organisations across the continent, both within and outside the EU. Some of our Master’s alumni have chosen an academic path as doctoral students.
Learn more about this programme at www.lunduniversity.lu.se/european-studies
Why Lund University?
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.
If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.
The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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