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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 Our programme offers students a greater understanding of the current European political and legal issues by examining national agendas, opposition to political union and the roles of NATO and the UN.
Course description Human rights, democracy and the rule of law are at the core values of the European Union (EU). Yet in light of challenges such as migration and societal integration, Brexit and the rise of Euro-scepticism, the future of the EU is far from certain. In a world of converging cultures and different political and legal systems, Politics, Law and International Relations in Europe students explore how policy-makers negotiate between member states with a range of different nationalities, languages and agendas. 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.
Study subjects -
Course objectives -
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
Language requirements
Professional experience required -
Duration 5 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
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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