Master of European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives 12 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities
Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

7,518 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Main Subject Area

International Relations/Studies/AffairsMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

International Relations/Studies/Affairs

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives

The interdisciplinary and international Master of Arts in European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives (MAES) 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.

About the programme 

This program invites ambitious and talented students from all over the world and various disciplinary backgrounds to study present and past Europe and analyse Europe's role in a global context. 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, ...) 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. 

Extracurricular activities

The MAES programme offers excursions to the European and transatlantic institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg, as well as to the World War I battle fields around the historical city of Ypres (Flanders Fields). Moreover, we organize internship and job information sessions. During these sessions, our students meet alumni who work for European institutions, non-governmental organisations, lobby groups and private companies. The MAES annually runs a poster conference and a student conference during which students receive feedback from professors and peers on their ongoing master thesis research.

This master programme is linked to the Jean Monet network of European Transoceanic Encounters and Exchanges (ETEE). It aims to enhance the understanding and teaching about Europe’s role in today’s world.

Career perspectives

Graduates of the Master of European Studies (MAES) are equipped for a variety of career paths. The programme not only provides students with an in-depth understanding of European politics, law, history and culture but also trains them in different research methodologies and teaches them how to communicate their findings to various audiences. Hence, graduates are equipped for various professional careers.

Program overview

Main Subject

International Relations/Studies/Affairs

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives

The interdisciplinary and international Master of Arts in European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives (MAES) 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.

About the programme 

This program invites ambitious and talented students from all over the world and various disciplinary backgrounds to study present and past Europe and analyse Europe's role in a global context. 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, ...) 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. 

Extracurricular activities

The MAES programme offers excursions to the European and transatlantic institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg, as well as to the World War I battle fields around the historical city of Ypres (Flanders Fields). Moreover, we organize internship and job information sessions. During these sessions, our students meet alumni who work for European institutions, non-governmental organisations, lobby groups and private companies. The MAES annually runs a poster conference and a student conference during which students receive feedback from professors and peers on their ongoing master thesis research.

This master programme is linked to the Jean Monet network of European Transoceanic Encounters and Exchanges (ETEE). It aims to enhance the understanding and teaching about Europe’s role in today’s world.

Career perspectives

Graduates of the Master of European Studies (MAES) are equipped for a variety of career paths. The programme not only provides students with an in-depth understanding of European politics, law, history and culture but also trains them in different research methodologies and teaches them how to communicate their findings to various audiences. Hence, graduates are equipped for various professional careers.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

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Admission criteria

The Master of European Studies programme admits holders of the following university degrees:

  • Bachelor of Political and Social Sciences, History, Arts, Law, Economics, Anthropology, Communication Studies, Theology, Education, Philosophy, European Studies;
  • Any Master’s degree in the Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • A Master’s degree in other disciplines, if the candidate has professional experience in the field of study of MAES.
The ‘Master of European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives’ is a demanding and specialised interdisciplinary programme. Please only apply if in your previous studies you obtained at least 'cum laude' ('honours' / 'with distinction' / 'onderscheiding') and if you have gained a sound knowledge of European history and the European institutions, and if you have been introduced to the basic principles of Economics and Law.

You should also have experience with writing a substantial research paper (bachelor or master paper) and have at least basic heuristic and research skills.

For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.

Student profile

MAES is a demanding and specialised initial master's programme. It is advisable to apply only if, in your previous studies, you obtained at least 'cum laude' ('honours' / 'with distinction' / 'onderscheiding'). 

  • You are capable of using and discussing scholarly ideas and literature in English;
  • You have good analytical skills and are open to interdisciplinary thinking;
  • You have a general knowledge of world history, global politics, European history, politics, society and culture and of European integration;
  • You possess basic methodological skills for conducting research in the humanities and are familiar with ICT tools. You are, furthermore, capable of working individually on a research topic and organising work independently;
You have a good knowledge of:

  • the history, politics, society and culture of Europe or certain European countries (especially students who intend to follow the modules ‘European History, Integration and Political Order’, ‘European Diversity and Cultural Policy’ and ‘Social Europe and European Welfare States’);
  • the history, institutional and legal framework and policies of the EU, as well as of European integration theories (especially students who intend to follow the modules ‘European History, Integration and Political Order’, ‘European Governance’ and ‘European External Relations’).
  • world history and global politics and the history, politics, economics, society and culture of at least one non-European region (especially students who intend to follow the modules ‘Globalising Europe’, ‘European and Global Political Economy’ and ‘Sustainability and Europe’);
  • the history, politics, society and culture of Asia or certain Asian countries (especially students who intend to follow the modules ‘Europe and Asia’);
  • the history, politics, society and culture of Central and Eastern Europe and the Southern European Neighbourhoods (especially students who intend to follow the modules ‘Europe and its Eastern Neighbourhoods’ and ‘Europe and its Southern Neighbourhoods’).

Students who have not yet obtained sufficient preliminary knowledge of Europe and the EU during previous academic studies should prepare themselves through thorough self-guided study. 

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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

1,116 EUR
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International Students

7,518 EUR
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