As the first European Affairs programme in Sweden (established in 1994), we offer a unique combination of courses, covering such topics as European governance, EU law, EU negotiations, Europe and international political economy and the EU common foreign and security policy. In addition to getting a theoretical understanding of the topic, we also enable you to bridge theory to practice by taking the opportunity to do a 10-week internship course at an organisation of your choice. Students currently enrolled in the programme have internships at the European Commission and in various organisations involved in consultation efforts and lobbying activities in Brussels.

In addition to being part of a dynamic and international student group, you will be taught by teachers who are active researchers in their own fields of expertise. They are also highly-trained educators who utilise modern teaching strategies and assessment techniques. Many of the teachers have experience working as practitioners with European integration issues.

Knowledge and skills acquired in the programme:

  • A thorough understanding of the legal framework governing European integration.
  • A thorough understanding of the political processes of the EU.
  • A thorough understanding of EU policy in various areas, including external trade and foreign and security policy.
  • Advanced analytical and methodological skills.

Programme modules/courses

Courses and number of credits: European Governance (15), EU Law (15), Political Science Methodology (15), Europe in Global Affairs (15), Internship/elective course (30), Master's thesis in European Affairs (30).

Career prospects

The Master's programme in European Affairs prepares you for a professional career as an administrator, analyst or decision-maker in the public or private sector, at the local, regional, national or international level. Over the years, hundreds of students who have participated in the European Affairs programme have succeeded in finding employment at the European civil service or in other organisations requiring EU-specific knowledge.

The programme also prepares you for doctoral studies and continued an academic career.

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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 Rankings 2017/2018, 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 one of the 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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