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Double Master's Programme in European Studies: Cologne-Maastricht

 The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) has approx. 1,800 students and is one of the six faculties at Maastricht University. Its educational approach is based on the principle of Problem-Based Learning (PBL). The faculty has a strong international orientation, reflected by its international student body and its extensive research. The faculty has an excellent location in the centre of Maastricht.

  • Programme duration: 4 semesters, full-time
  • Programme start: Beginning of September in Maastricht
  • Degrees awarded: Research Master in European Studies by Maastricht University and Master of Arts in Political Science by the University of Cologne
  • Language: English
  • Fees: Students pay tuition fees at Maastricht University during their first year of studies (approx. €2,000 for EU applicants; for more details on the tuition fee, please see the  website of Maastricht University) and a semester contribution at the University of Cologne (approx. €265 per term, which includes a student travel card, valid for all public transport in North Rhine-Westphalia).

Programme

The Double Master's Programme is an ambitious, research-based and interdisciplinary programme, which has a strong focus on the European Union, its institutions and policies. Students develop an in-depth understanding of the EU and of the workings of politics and society in an integrated Europe. The programme aims at teaching student’s methodological skills, enabling them to operate at an advanced level in an international research environment.

Students of the Double Master’s Programme in European Studies are awarded a Research Master in European Studies by Maastricht University and a Master of Arts in Political Science by the University of Cologne after successful completion of the programme. They complete their first year at Maastricht University and their second year at the University of Cologne. Students follow a study path that is integrated into the regular course offer of both universities. The programme is based on the recognition of credit points and includes a master’s thesis, which will be conducted during the second year of study. The thesis will be supervised by professors of both universities.

For more information on the courses offered by Maastricht University, please click here

During their second year, in Cologne, students focus on the areas of European Politics and European Comparative Politics.

For more information on the courses offered by the University of Cologne please click  here.

Career perspectives

Graduates of the Double Master’s Programme in European Studies are prepared for the demands of an international employment market. Graduates of the programme are particularly qualified for a career in the institutions of the European Union, other areas of public administration, Non-Governmental Organisations and international companies. The research-oriented nature of the study programme also enables graduates to move on to doctoral research, or to research-related work in think tanks. These career perspectives require familiarity with different academic cultures and an international profile, because of which graduates with a double degree are well prepared for these kinds of positions.

Are you interested in the Double Master's Programme in European Studies with Maastricht University? Please see here for more detailed information about the application process.