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Politics, Law & International Relations in Europe

Maastricht University

Certificate / Diploma Short course Maastricht

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study General programmes
Course summary The programme is for students interested in a career in politics, diplomacy, policy-making and international relations seeking a greater understanding of political developments in the EU.
Course description Maastricht, the Netherlands, is uniquely suited to study EU Politics, Policy & International Relations. The famous Maastricht Treaty established the European Union and led to the creation of the single European currency, the Euro. Maastricht is home to dozens of European institutions and just an hour away from the European capital Brussels. Learn about the factors that led European governments to a closer union in the wake of the Second World War. Discover how policy-makers reach agreement between member states with a wide range of different nationalities, languages and cultures. Pose questions to actual members of the European Parliament. Examine European national agendas, opposition to political union and the roles of international actors such as NATO and the UN. This programme is designed to give students invaluable insights into the 'European Experiment'. Within the programme, you are directly enrolled at Maastricht University and able to take classes at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences –recently awarded the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for outstanding education and research on European integration- as well as the Center for European Studies.
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ECTS credits 32.00
Duration 5 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, literature study, colloquium, oral presentation, research, research project, excursion, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, portfolio, group discussion, individual assignment, self study, project, seminar
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About the institution

Department Center for European Studies
Information about the institution Maastricht University (UM), the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook.


Admission requirements
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Duration 5 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
7 Jan 2020 1 Oct 2019 -
14 Aug 2020 1 Apr 2020 -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 8100€ 8100€ 8100

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.



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