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European Studies

University of Twente

Master Postgraduate Enschede

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Law, public administration, public order and safety
Course summary Managing Europe is a complex challenge. The Master’s in European Studies gives you the expertise to operate in this fascinating environment where various levels of government come together.
Course description This programme will provide you with the skills and concepts to engage in the research and analysis of European political and administrative issues. It takes a comparative approach, looking at the interactions between national and European bodies, their effects and the ideas behind these processes. You can opt for the one-year European Studies programme, which has a strong focus on public administration and policy, and also features a specialization in EU Regulation. You migth also pursue a two year-double degree with the University of Münster (Germany). The programme features academic rigour, practical relevance, a cross-disciplinary perspective and a strong focus on the EU. You will gain relevant core knowledge across the full EU spectrum and specialized expertise in your choice of electives. The demand for experts who understand the complexities of Europe extends well beyond Brussels. National governments, private firms and NGOs have a growing need for professionals with the right know-how to tackle the challenges of Europe. You might also consider a career at the European Parliament.
Study subjects European Institutions; International Relations Theory; the Multi-Level Policy Process in the European Union; European Economic Policies; European Union law; European Social Policies.
Course objectives The ES programme does not focus solely on the EU in Brussels, but also on the impact of EU politics on Member States. Attention for European governance. Comparison between the structure and policy of European organizations with current and candidate Member States.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 1 year(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes colloquium, excursion, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, lecture, literature study, research project, research proposal, self study, seminar, tutorial, working group
Accreditation nvao, EAPAA

About the institution

Department Behavioural Management and Social sciences
Information about the institution The University of Twente is where talent can best realize its full potential. Students and staff are the key. Together they ensure pioneering research, relevant innovation and inspiring education.


Admission requirements
  1. BSc in a related discipline, like political science, economics, sociology, law, public administration.
  2. relevant professional bachelor + pre-master
  3. CGPA of at least 70% of the maximum score
  4. High level of motivation and commitment.
  5. Bachelor of Science in a related discipline like Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Law or Public Administration.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL internet based 90
Professional experience required -
Duration 1 year(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Jul 2020 1 May 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Jul 2021 1 May 2021
1 Sep 2022 1 Jul 2022 1 May 2022
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2083€ 12250€ 12250

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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