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European Studies - International Relations

12 months
15800 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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European Studies - International Relations from Maastricht University  is about the EU as an international player. Trade, energy, the environment, finance, migration, and conflict – some issues are just too big for a single member state to tackle alone.  


At European Studies - International Relations from Maastricht University you will look at how different European  countries, with their own interests, militaries, and diplomatic corps, come together to deal with common challenges. You will examine the types of ethical and practical issues underpinning international cooperation and conflict. Key themes include international relations theory and foreign policy analysis, insights from political economy, human rights law and other fields. These issues have acquired new urgency with so much turmoil in the world, from the recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa to the instability in Ukraine to heightened economic cooperation among the BRICS countries.


With your all-round grasp of European institutions and integration, as well as experience in international teams and practical project work, you can look for work in:

  • Diplomatic services and international organisations (Policy Advisor)
  • Non-governmental organisations and think tanks (Management positions)
  • Regional, national or European administration and governance (European Affairs Officer, EU Policy manager)
  • International journalism (Media Analyst)
  • Academia and public policy research (Research Analyst, Lecturer)
  • Consultancy and public affairs (Consultant, Head of Communications)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Post-War Europe: Political and Societal Transformations
  • International Relations and Global Governance
  • EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy
  • EU Foreign and Security Policy 
  • EU External Economic Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recent passport picture
  • A copy of your valid passport or your EU/EEA identity card 
  • A copy of your most recent certified grades transcript and a copy of your certified diploma 
  • submit proof of a bachelor's or master's degree,
  • submit your curriculum vitae,
  • write a letter of motivation, 
  • submit an academic paper,
  • demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15800 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Maastricht

700 - 1170 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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