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European Studies - Transnational and Global Perspectives

KU Leuven

12 months
3500 EUR/year
947 EUR/year
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The interdisciplinary Master in European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives at KU Leuven introduces students to the study of Europe as a continent of strong interactions across national boundaries and of constant exchange with the outside world. It offers insights and knowledge about the nature and functioning of Europe both in the contemporary world and in an historical perspective.


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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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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English requirements

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  • International

    3500 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 3500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    947 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 947 EUR per year during 12 months.

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810 - 1280 EUR /month
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