As the first European Affairs programme in Sweden (established in 1994), we offer a unique combination of courses, covering topics such 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 and practice by taking the opportunity to do a 10 or 20-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 of 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.
European Governance (15 credits)
Political Science Methodology (15 credits)
EU-Law (15 credits)
Europe in Global Affairs (15 credits)
Electives, e.g. Internship
Master’s thesis in European Affairs (30 credits)
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 a continued academic career.