European Studies, Social Science Track, M.Sc. | University of Gothenburg | Göteborg, Sweden
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European Studies, Social Science Track

24 months
8158 EUR/year
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The European Studies, Social Science Track programme of the University of Gothenburg deals with key European challenges and dilemmas from diverse disciplinary perspectives. You will increase your knowledge and sharpen your ability to analyse and evaluate the complexities of the economic, social and political developments in Europe.



Master's Programme in European Studies – Social Science track

The European Studies, Social Science Track programme of the University of Gothenburg provides knowledge about current salient policy issues and dominating theories within the European studies field. You will learn how to analyse the economic, political, cultural and social developments in Europe. We focus on interactions and tensions between different countries, actors, societal levels and groups. We study crises and change, as well as the driving forces and consequences of European integration and disintegration.

You can tailor the education to your own needs, by choosing among our in-depth semi-elective courses in environmental or social issues, or the developments in Eastern Europe or EU in the World.

As a student of the Master’s Programme in European Studies, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary milieu in close collaboration with the Centre for European Research at Gothenburg University (CERGU). Our teaching staff are also researchers in economics, the humanities, law, and the social sciences. We offer you a unique possibility to deepen your understanding of economic, social, cultural and political perspectives on contemporary challenges in Europe.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • European Heritage and Identity
  • European Integration: Current Research and Theory and Integrating
  • European Markets
  • Central and Eastern Europe: fully European or the European other?
  • Social Europe
  • European Environment and Energy or Europe in the World

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's Degree (180 credits) with a minimum of 90 credits of courses in social science discipline(s) such as Business Administration, Economic Geography, Economic History, Economics, European Studies, Human Geography, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Media and Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology, or equivalent
  • A Bachelor's Degree (180 credits) with a minimum 90 credits of courses in humanities discipline(s) such as Cultural Sciences, History, History of Ideas, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or equivalent
  • Three years of studies (180 credits, equivalent of a Bachelor's Degree) at the Law, or equivalent
  • 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
  • CV
  • Statement of intent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8158 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16316 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Full education cost: 178,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 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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