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The Master of European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives at KU Leuven invites ambitious and talented students from all over the world and various disciplinary backgrounds to study Europe as a continent of strong interactions across national boundaries and constant exchanges with the outside world. Our research-driven education enables you to anticipate and find solutions for complex global challenges that transcend national and disciplinary boundaries. Interaction with staff members from various disciplines and faculties (Social Sciences, Arts, Law, Economics, and Theology) exposes you to a wide range of theoretical approaches and allows you to acquire crucial methodological skills.
All courses are taught in English and complemented by many guest lectures delivered by internationally renowned scholars and high-ranked European diplomats and officials. Our students also benefit from their interactions within a highly international group of nearly 40 nationalities. Moreover, we organise various study trips to the European and transatlantic institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg as well as excursions to the historical World War I battlefields.
MAES graduates are equipped with in-depth knowledge of various aspects of European politics, law, history and culture, are schooled in various research methodologies, and are able to communicate their findings to a diverse audience. MAES graduates are thus well positioned for a wide range of professional pursuits.
Many of our alumni work for European institutions and interest groups, provide advice on European affairs to national, regional or local administrations and governments, or work as European affairs officers for private companies and non-governmental organisations.
Others are engaged in national and multinational diplomacy or hold academic positions in European politics, economy, history and culture at universities all over the world. Still, yet other alumni inform the public about European affairs as journalists or cultural officers.
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- Transnational and Global Perspectives on Europe: Ideas, Theories and Methodologies
- Organizing Europe: A History of Ideas and Practices
- Linguistic Aspects of Ethno-Cultural Diversity
- European Foreign Policy
- Trade Dimensions of EU Policies
- The Law of the External Relations of the EU
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies European Studies View 13 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Belgium
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
Most recent information on the programme website: kuleuven.be/ma/EURSTUDIES
International3500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3500 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA947 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 947 EUR per year during 12 months.
Most recent information on www.kuleuven.be/tuitionfees
Living costs for Leuven
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