European Studies, Social Science Track

University of Gothenburg

Master On Campus
24 months
8099 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Do you want to be part of a master’s program that is situated in a vibrant multidisciplinary academic environment and has the following unique qualities? The European Studies, Social Science Track offered by University of Gothenburg.


What does Brexit mean? What consequences has the increased migration to Europe had for the EU cooperation? What does it mean to be European? If these are questions that raise your commitment, The European Studies, Social Science Track offered by University of Gothenburg is something for you!

The Center for European Studies is a multidisciplinary cooperation between nine university disciplines that together form the basis for the subject of European Studies. 

We offer the three-year European Programme (only given in Swedish) and the two-year Master's Programme in European Studies and a two year half-time basis Executive Master's Programme in European Studies, as well as a wide range of free standing courses. There is also the possibility of exchange studies, double degree and internship.

Exciting and innovative courses that:

  • Address a broad range of topics within the field of European studies, including political, historical, ideational, cultural, economic and social aspects of contemporary Europe
  • Prepare students for a work-life within public and private organizations, within the cultural sector, as well as for PhD-education. Watch this short YouTube film to learn more about our alumni
  • Offer highly developed methods-training and the choice of four different method’s specializations

International collaboration:

  • Collaborates with renowned international partners such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the United States, Fudan University in Shanghai, Charles University in Prague, Sciences Po in Paris, and Konstanz University in Germany
  • Promotes your international career by offering double degrees through studying at two universities in two countries

Internship and a relevant working life:

  • Paves the way to exciting job opportunities, through internships and collaborations with working life
  • Provides direct access to a relevant job-market through our Business Council REGU
  • And access to the European expert analysts enrolled in our Executive Master of European Studies

After Graduation

The Centre for European Studies offers two types of Master's Degrees.

The Master's Programme in European Studies 120 Hec, gives you a Degree of Master of Science in European Studies.

The second is the Master's Programme in European Studies with a Double Degree Option 120 Hec, gives you two Master of Science Degress in European Studies, one issued from the University of Gothenburg and one issued from University of Konstanz in Germany.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • European Identity and Heritage  
  • European Integration: Current Research and Theory 
  • Integrating European Markets 
  • Social Europe
  • Europe in the World
  • Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 90 credits in consecutive courses in a social science discipline such as Business Administration, Economic Geography, Economic History, Economics, European Studies, Human Geography, International Relations, Media and Communication, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science, Public Administration or equivalent, or 90 credits in consecutive courses in a humanities discipline such as Cultural Sciences, History, History of Ideas, Philosophy, Religious Studies or equivalent. 
  • The selection is based on the submitted CV and Statement of Intent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8099 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16198 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.
  • Application fee: 900 SEK
  • Full programme cost: 170 000 SEK
  • First payment: 42 500 SEK


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Updated over a year ago

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European Studies, Social Science Track
University of Gothenburg


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