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European Studies (Research) - Histories of European Integration

24 months
15800 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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At European Studies (Research) - Histories of European Integration from Maastricht University you will trace forms of governance beyond the nation state in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century international organisations.  


At European Studies (Research) - Histories of European Integration from Maastricht University you will explore how 'Europe' is symbolically constructed in various policy domains and through different strategies. You will also analyse the role of history, heritage, remembrance, symbols and representations in shaping a 'European sense of belonging'.


Many of our graduates work in renowned organisations, such as:

  • European Parliament
  • European Commission 
  • Foreign Office, Dutch Government
  • German Parliament
  • Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations
  • Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
  • Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA)
  • Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning
  • European Journalism Centre

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Histories of European Integration: Historical/Qualitative Approach 
  • European Integration: State of the Art
  • Research Methods of European Studies 
  • Research Methodology of European Studies 
  • Social Science Statistics 
  • Writing and Presenting a Research Paper 
  • Historicising European Union  
  • Methods and Sources in Historical Analysis 
  • Qualitative Interviewing 
  • Research Design 
  • Qualitative Content Analysis
  • The Symbolic Construction of European Community 

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.

Student insurance

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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 two writing samples,
  • 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 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 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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