Euromasters — Contemporary European Studies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: German English
80 place StudyQA ranking:2239 Duration:2 years

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Euromasters focuses on the comparative analysis of European polity, politics and policy.

The Berlin Modules:
The following is an overview of the modules offered at the Berlin site during semesters II and III. Each of the modules is usually composed of a seminar and a colloquium, workshop, or the like.

Specialist Module I (summer semester):
Comparative European Government:
Systematic comparison of liberal Western democracies concerning typologies of institutional settings, decision-making structures and the processes and various types of actors involved in modern mass democracies

Foreign and Security Policy in Europe:
Analysis of EU foreign policy, including the comparison of nation-state, supranational and inter-governmental approaches

Facets of Europeanisation:
Elective chosen from the course catalogues of either Humboldt University Berlin or Freie Universität Berlin

Specialist Module II (winter semester):
Democracy and Democratisation in Europe:
Investigation of social, economic and political changes as an outcome of democratisation processes in Europe, by reflecting on examples from Western, Central and Eastern Europe

Europe's Borders and Neighbours:
Discussion of EU enlargement regarding policies and consequences. Analysis of instruments such as the European Neighbourhood Policy or regional EU initiatives

Facets of Europeanisation:
Elective chosen from the course catalogues of either Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin or Freie Universität Berlin

Educational organisation

The programme is operated by the European American University Consortium (EAUC). This vast network of renowned universities gives students the unique opportunity to complete the programme at a minimum of two and up to three different universities in Europe. The first semester always takes place at the University of Bath.
Therefore, students do not simply pursue a European Studies degree, but experience Europe from the perspective of multiple countries, (academic) cultures and languages. Upon successful completion of all study requirements, students are awarded a joint degree (MA in Contemporary European Studies) by the University of Bath on behalf of the EAUC.

Study abroad unit(s)

The full-time programme consists of four semesters, during which students study at up to three of the programme's partner universities, which include University of Bath, Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Sciences Po Paris, Università degli Studi di Siena, University of Washington, and University of North Carolina.

Forms of assessment

Written exams, essays, oral presentations, MA thesis

Course objectives

Euromasters is a unique, international Master's programme that prepares graduates for careers in business, administration, diplomacy, policy formulation, and research.

Language requirements

To be eligible for the Euromasters programme, applicants must demonstrate that they can work at the required level in English. We require either:
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each of the four components)
  • PTE Academic of 62 (with no less than 59 in any component)
Certificates must be dated to within two years of the start of the programme of study.

Academic requirements

BA or equivalent in a relevant subject area (humanities, social sciences, etc.) from a recognised institution of higher education

Costs of living

The monthly cost of living in Berlin, including accommodation, is approximately 800 EUR.

Funding opportunities within the university

A limited number of competitive fee-reduction scholarships are available in recognition of high academic achievement (the equivalent of a first-class honours degree or, occasionally, a high 2:1 degree).

We usually offer two scholarships:

One "full fee" scholarship for the first academic year only
(4,750 GBP Home/EU, 7,500 GBP Overseas)

One "half fee" scholarship for the first academic year only
(2,500 GBP Home/EU, 3,750 GBP Overseas)

Arrival support

All students receive access to comprehensive student services from the time of their acceptance into the programme, throughout their studies, and during their time as programme alumni. Students receive a programme handbook including all information about the programme, university registration, assistance for international students, visas, accommodation, libraries, student resources, etc. In addition, management staff are specifically available to address students' needs at any time.

Services and support for international students

All international MA students receive comprehensive academic advising and have access to the extra curricular support of our student services. Students are assisted throughout the time leading up to and during their studies.
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