Studies in European private and public management, in European economics, law and politics, an intensive seminar in Brussels plus a period of practical training offer an ideal combination of theoretical knowledge, management education, practical skills and European expertise. Our unique blend of international academic expertise and application-oriented classes make this an exceptional experience.
Added value will be offered by looking at the current crisis in the EU and discussing possible solutions.
The Master in European Studies program at Hochschule Bremen - International Graduate Center has been designed to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date study of economic and political dynamics in Europe. Studies in European private and public management, in European economics, law and politics, an intensive seminar in Brussels plus a period of practical training offer an ideal combination to acquire theoretical knowledge, management education, practical skills and European expertise. Tuition is provided exclusively in English. The program has been carried out since the academic year 1999/ 2000.
The degree program can be studied in two options. Option 1 spans three semesters and equals 90 ECTS for students entering the program with 210 ECTS, Option 2 comprises two semesters for students with 240 ECTS upon entering the program. Option 1 requires the completion of 10 modules, including a Master’s Thesis (18 ECTS credits) and an oral examination plus an additional third semester internship. Each taught module is continuously assessed and consists of 4 contact hrs/wk for one semester, which entails about 8 hours of study per week. Option 2 requires the completion of 10 modules, including a Master’s Thesis (18 ECTS credits) and an oral examination.
Classes begin in early October and end in September of the following year. After successful completion of the courses and the thesis (Option 2) or an additional internship (Option 1), candidates will be awarded the internationally recognised academic title Master of Arts (M.A).
The program provides sound preparation for careers in European and international businesses, institutions and administrations, or for further European research. It offers interdisciplinary training for tomorrow’s managers of European affairs. Graduates of this course will have a broad range of career opportunities to choose from, including activities as economic and legal advisers, positions in private and public management, lobbying activities, political offices and functions in the diplomatic services.
The curriculum provides sound preparation for careers in European and international businesses, institutions and administrations, or for further research. Graduates have a broad field of opportunity to choose from, including economic and legal adviser activities, positions in private and public management, lobbying activities, political offices and functions, and in the diplomatic service. Students from outside Europe find excellent job opportunities worldwide with companies, banks and organizations cooperating with European partners.
The international set-up of the program confronts students with the need to cope with the cultural and individual differences that arise in a multicultural setting, familiarising them with working across cultures and working in international teams. Courses in intercultural management, team building and presentations skills prepare them for international careers.
In the second semester, a class in Career Planning helps students to identify their skills and future careers, to develop CVs and to master job interviews. The MES team also offers individual career advice. In addition, the MES Career Planning Forum brings together students and EU practioners. Students can profit tremendously from the experience and advice of EU practitioners and experts working in the field.
Programme StructureModules include:
- Institutions, Policy-Making and Regions in the EU
- EU Business Law
- European Economic Integration
- Management of Funds:
- European Public and Private Management
- The EU as a Global Player
It is a truly international program with students coming from all over the world, including Canada, the USA, Greece, India, China, Vietnam, Latvia, Germany, Korea, France, Belgium, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Chile, Japan and many more.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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More informationGo to the official programme website
DisciplinesBusiness Law European Studies Political Science View 44 other Masters in Political Science in Germany
Applicants must hold a German or international degree (qualified bachelor) in public policy or management, economics or business, political science or law or a comparable degree of the German mark “Good (2)” or ECTS grade “B”.
Applications must include: a registration form, a curriculum vitae, proof of his/ her university degree, a letter of recommendation from an employer/ university teacher, an essay outlining the candidate’s interest in the programme and career goals, the address and telephone number (e-mail address, if available) to which all correspondence should be sent. Thorough knowledge of and/or interest in international, intercultural and European topics must seem convincing.
Preferably one year of work experience (proof of work experience/employer‘s certificate)
International7900 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7900 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7900 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
plus semester fee of 325 Euro
Check the official programme website for information about funding options.
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