The Arqus Joint Master’s Programme “European Studies”, which puts particular emphasis on Europe as a global actor, is primarily designed as a scientific programme that trains students to work in the areas of research and research-based advice of various social actors in Europe and abroad. At the same time, it prepares students for a number of professional fields outside of the university.
- Degree Awarded: Master of Arts (M.A.)* (Joint Degree issued by all partner universities)
- Programme Duration: 4 semesters, 120 ECTS
- Language of Instruction: English
- Starting Date: October
- Mode of Attendance: Full-time
The research-oriented and interdisciplinary transnational Joint Master’s Programme analyses Europe’s past, current, and envisioned role in the world at large. It is distinctive from programmes on a bachelor’s level owing to its implementation of multiperspectivity and systematic deepening of the relation to current research. Based on up-to-date research and in an interdisciplinary manner, the programme addresses the many topics belonging to this vast area of expertise. It combines different approaches to the subject and introduces students to a multidisciplinary perspective, increasing their ability to analyse and understand new developments in Europe’s role as a global actor in an original and innovative way. This will result in the necessary competencies to adapt to a changing world and to face new challenges in creative ways.
Against the background of a growing number of global trends and factors to be considered and the increasing complexity of the ever-denser relationships between EU and non-EU members, the main aim of the Joint Master’s Programme “European Studies” is to train students in addressing the relationship between Europeanization and globalization in a multi- and interdisciplinary way and to consider Europe/Europeans as global actors. The research-based analysis will enable students to make independent contributions to the analysis and design of future-oriented political, economic, social, and cultural projects run by Europeans. For this purpose, the study programme brings together the expertise and knowledge of different European universities in a consortium.