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European Studies, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #151 (ARWU) Göteborg, Sweden
The European Studies Programme addresses professionals working in the field of European Affairs who wish to deepen their knowledge and improve their analytical skills on economic, political and social developments in Europe.
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The European Studies programme is interdisciplinary and taught fully in English. It is a one year degree programme where students study part time over two years while staying professionally active, allowing them a chance to relate their working life experiences to academic studies. A major part of the teaching activities will take place within the framework of distance learning over the internet. Some activities will require presence in Gothenburg on ten compulsory occasions.

EMAES aims to sharpen the participants’ ability to critically and strategically handle the complexities of current European challenges. The studies are based on literature, perspectives, and lecturers from various academic disciplines in social sciences, humanities, economics, and law. EMAES is read on half-time basis over a two-year period, most of the studies are online-based, and the teaching is in English. For citizens of the EU/EEA/Switzerland, the program is free of charge.

Connected employers

Students who recently studied or are currently studying the EMAES are active in a variety of fields of work and organizations such as; Business Region Göteborg AB, CPMR Baltic Sea Commission, European Banking Authority, Embassy of Spain in Stockholm, Salvation Army, Företagarna, Greek Parliament, DIK, German Embassy in Bangkok, Interpol, IRENA: International Renewable Energy Agency, Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, NATO, Nordic Investment Bank, Norwegian National Police Immigration Service, NUR Energy Ltd, Sida. Statistics, Sweden (SCB), Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Swedish Ministry of Defense, The National Board of Health and Welfare, Vänersborg municipality.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research methods session
  • Cooperation and conflict in Europe; current theory and research 
  • European market integration
  • Environment and Energy in European Integration
  • Social Europe
  • Continuation of Environment and Energy in European Integration or Social Europe
  • Europe as a global actor 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • A Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent. A minimum of five years documented work experience within the field of European Affairs (in a wide sense). Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3888 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7770 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Full programme cost: 84 013 SEK
  • Application and tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.

Living costs for Göteborg

  • 7552 - 13940 SEK/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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