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Pre-Master’s programme

European Studies

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The pre-Master’s programme European Studies is aimed at students who have a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) or an academic Bachelor’s degree that does not grant direct access to the tracks of the Master’s programme European Studies. This pre-Master's programme is taught in English and is only accessible to students with a Dutch or other EU nationality.

Grants access to:

 

Programme

Please note: If you have obtained an academic Bachelor’s degree, you do not need to take the two Academic Skills courses (2 x 6 ECTS), which means that the programme will comprise 30 ECTS instead of 42 ECTS. Below you see the programme of the current academic year; the courses in the coming academic year may differ slightly. The Course Catalogue for the new academic year will be published in May.

You will follow one of the programmes listed below. All of them give access to all of the Master’s programmes listed above, but we strongly recommend that you choose the variant that corresponds with the Master’s you are looking to do.

Recommended for East European Studies

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Academic Skills pre-Master's
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    ???studyprogramme .period??? 3
    12
  • 20th Century Russian and Soviet History
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 1
    6
  • The Trials of Communism: Justice and Ideology in Central-Eastern Europe
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 2
    6
  • Russian pop culture
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 4
    6
  • Philosophy of the Humanities 2: European Studies
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 5
    6
  • Post-Yugoslav States and Transitional Justice
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    6
UvA Course Catalogue - Pre-Master's East European Studies

Recommended for European Policy

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Academic Skills pre-Master's
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    ???studyprogramme .period??? 3
    12
  • The Contemporary European Union: Process and Policies
    1—2
    12
  • Unequal Europe: Social, economic and spatial justice across European cities and regions
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 4
    6
  • Beyond the Borders of Europe: Diaspora and Migration
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 5
    6
  • Philosophy of the Humanities 2: European Studies
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 5
    6
UvA Course Catalogue - Pre-Master's European Policy

Recommended for Identity and Integration

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Academic Skills pre-Master's
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    ???studyprogramme .period??? 3
    12
  • Articulating Europe: Cultural Histories of a Political Idea
    1—2
    12
  • Legacies of the Enlightenment (18th-21st century)
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 4
    6
  • Philosophy of the Humanities 2: European Studies
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 5
    6
  • Post-colonial Encounters in Arts and Culture
    ???studyprogramme .period??? 5
    6
UvA Course Catalogue - Pre-Master's Identity and Integration

Procedure: register via Studielink

  1. Submit an enrolment request in Studielink for the Master’s European Studies / Europese Studies​
    You cannot enrol directly in the pre-Master’s, but you must follow the application procedure for the Master’s programme. Please complete all of the steps of the application process, including the application in MyInfo and the submission of all of the required application documents. This will ensure that you can automatically be admitted to the Master's in the following academic year.
  2. Wait for the admission decision
    The selection committee will assess your prior education. If you are able to meet the entry requirements for the Master’s by completing the pre-Master’s programme, you will receive a rejection for the Master's and a positive decision for the pre-Master’s.
  3. Submit an enrolment request in Studielink for the pre-Master’s European Studies
    Only after you have been (conditionally) admitted to the pre-Master’s do you register for the pre-Master’s European Studies in Studielink. If you successfully complete the pre-Master’s programme within a year, you will automatically be admitted to the Master’s.

Application deadline

The application deadline for a pre-Master’s corresponds with that of the Master’s you wish to do. Please check the Master’s of your choosing for the application deadline.

Costs

The tuition fee rate for a pre-Master’s programme in the academic year 2021-2022 is €36.13 per ECTS, with a maximum of €2,168. This means that for a 42 ECTS pre-Master’s programme, the fee is €1,517.60; for a 30 ECTS programme, the fee is €1,084.

Facts & Figures
Mode Full-time
Credits 30/42 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Conditions for admission Hbo-vooropleiding, Wo-vooropleiding
Starts in September