M.Sc. On Campus

European Studies (Research) - Europe and the World

Maastricht University

24 months
15800 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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At European Studies (Research) - Europe and the World from Maastricht University you will focus on EU external relations policies and EU foreign policy-making, including the interplay between EU institutions and national capitals. 


At European Studies (Research) - Europe and the World from Maastricht University you will study how key EU policies have an impact on third countries and other global regions, and how the EU’s promotion of regional and global governance norms compares to that of other international actors, such as the US, Russia or China. Drawing on International Relations theories, you will also analyse distinctive features of the EU as an international actor and the role of the EU in the new world disorder.


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:

  • Europe and the World: 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 
  • Case Study Methods and Process-Tracing  
  • European Foreign Policy
  • Qualitative Interviewing 
  • Research Design

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 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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