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Social Sciences (TransAtlantic Masters), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #120 (QS) ,
The Social Sciences (TransAtlantic Masters) programme from Humboldt University Berlin is a unique, international masters program that prepares graduates for careers in business, administration, diplomacy, policy formulation and research.


The Social Sciences (TransAtlantic Masters) programme from Humboldt University Berlin  prepares students for careers in business, administration, diplomacy, policy formulation and research. The program is operated by the European American University Consortium (EAUC). This vast network of renowned universities gives students the unique opportunity to complete the program at a minimum of two and up to three different universities in the United States and Europe. Therefore, students do not simply learn about transatlantic relations, but experience the US and Europe from the perspective of multiple countries on both sides of the Atlantic, their (academic) cultures and languages. TransAtlantic Masters focuses on the policy, politics, and society of the transatlantic region.

Key facts:

Students have the choice between two degree options, after the successful completion of all study requirements. Choices are either a master’s degree in political sciences awarded by the University of North Carolina or a master’s degree from one of the European Partner sites. In the case of the Berlin site, this would be a Master of Arts in Social Sciences. In addition, students will receive a TransAtlantic Masters certificate. The choice of degree option has an influence on the application process.

TransAtlantic Masters is operated by the universities of the European American University Consortium:

  • University of North Carolina
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • University of Bath
  • Institut d’ Études Politiques des Paris, Sciences Po
  • Univerzita Karlova v Praze
  • Università degli Studi de Siena

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative European Government
  • Foreign and Security Policy in Europe
  • Facets of Europeanization
  • Democracy and Democratization in Europe
  • Europe’s Borders and Neighbors
  • Facets of Europeanization

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

All applications to the TransAtlantic Masters (TAM) program are processed by the University of North Carolina. TransAtlantic Masters is open to applicants from all over the world. The entrance requirements are:

  • undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, or its international equivalent, preferably in a relevant subject area (Political Sciences, History, International Relations, European Studies, American Studies, Economics, or modern languages)

  • Students are expected to be proficient in English and at least on other language (non-native English speakers must provide a TOEFL exam; students who are interested in studying in a third language must demonstrate their respective language ability.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    10000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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