Why is it hard for many people to identify as Europeans? Where does the recent rise in Euroscepticism come from? And how does Europe protect its minorities?
The Master in Euroculture at the University of Groningen offers great opportunities if you are interested in understanding—and shaping—today's Europe. Our two-year master's programme is ideal for students who understand that Europe's future will be shaped not only by economics and politics, but also by struggles over identities, values, and heritage. Our MA programme will equip you with the tools to understand the vital interplay between culture and politics in European society.
With an interdisciplinary approach that combines courses from at least two leading European universities with an internship and hands-on skills training, Euroculture prepares you to make a difference in careers like diplomacy, international business, research, journalism, cultural management, and European administration.
The mission of the programme is to provide graduates with the following:
- a deep understanding of European identity, civil society, the ongoing European unification process in itself, its cultural and social dynamics and the consequences for its citizens and the wider world;
- the ability to identify and problematise what Europe, and the EU, represents for its citizens and for the wider world.
Students should have a sufficient Level of English, certified by a CAE, TOEFL or IELTS test.
- TOEFL Paper-based: 580; TOEFL Internet-based: 92 (with a minimum score of 20 for all items); TOEFL Computer-Based: 237
- IELTS: minimum overall score 6.5, with no subcomponent (listening, reading, writing, speaking) scoring lower than 5.5
- CAE Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: C1; Cambridge Proficiency in English: C2
For more information about the validity of your English test or about possible exemptions, see the requirements on our Euroculture consortium website
Candidates must have completed an academic BA degree in either the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences or in a relevant discipline to Euroculture, e.g: European Studies, History, International Relations, Cultural Studies, Literature, Sociology, Political Sciences, Anthropology, Philosophy, Communication and Media Studies, International/ European Law, Theology.
Additional application requirements and conditions, as well as extensive information on the application procedure, may be found on our Consortium Website.
Job and Career Prospects
Euroculture prepares graduates for professions and research careers where knowledge of contemporary Europe and the European Union institutions are of relevance.
Due to the multi- and interdisciplinary nature of the Euroculture programme, its graduates find work in a broad range of sectors where expert knowledge of present Europe and European integration processes is required. A number of our graduates have also undertaken further studies on doctoral level.
The focus of the programme is on cultural and social developments, the political process of European integration, values, citizenship and cultural identity within Europe and its correlations with the wider world. Euroculture teaches students the methods and skills required to identify the European dimensions of social problems, to critically assess and interpret information about European institutions and organisations, and to understand the cultural aspects and factors that play a key role in the process of European identity formation and integration.
Euroculture alumni have found employment in the following areas/organisations:
- EU institutions
- International and national organisations (non-governmental, non-profit, foundations)
- Universities, education and research institutions
- Embassies and ministeries all over the world
- Media, journalism, publishing, libraries
- Cultural (management) organisations
- Foreign trade organisations
- Political parties, foundations and associations
- City and regional planning, local and regional cultural projects
- Centres for minorities and minority rights
- To start the course on September 1st, 2018 the application deadline is May 1st, 2018
- To start the course on February 1st, 2019 the application deadline is October 15th, 2018
- EU/EEA Students 2018-2019 € 2060 full-time
- non-EU/EEA Students 2018-2019 € 11500 full-time
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