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European Policy (European Studies)


This European Studies Master's offers a unique combination of humanities and social sciences approaches to understanding and analysing the ways in which the European Union is governed and how EU policy is addressing the challenges contemporary Europe is facing. We help students to critically examine the complexity of European policy by combining perspectives from politics, economics, law, history, culture, anthropology and geography.

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⭐ The UvA is ranked highest in the Netherlands and around 60th overall in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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Master's Week 4-8 Nov
Why European Policy at the UvA

Interdisciplinary approach

This programme is a unique combination of political science, law, history, anthropology, philosophy and geography, offering you to look beyond the political confines of the EU.

Network building

This programme includes visits to EU institutions, an internship possibility and engagement with policymakers, think-tanks and officials, helping you to establish a professional network.

Skills training

You will train your analytical and communication skills that are essential in a professional research and policy environment, both at home and abroad.

Individual coaching

There is an individual tutor that provides assistance throughout the programme and advice regarding personal, study-related and career matters.

Is European Policy right for you?

  1. You are interested in analysing the complexities of European integration, the institutions of the EU and the functioning of EU policies.
  2. You want to learn how to translate theoretical insights into practical policy solutions.
  3. You pursue a career as a European policy expert within international and national institutions or within the broader context of NGOs and the business world.
  4. You are eager to immerse yourself in the vibrant interdisciplinary research environment in Amsterdam and are willing to engage with policy research at relevant institutions in Europe.
  5. You look forward to contributing to an engaged, international classroom by participating actively.
What does this programme entail?

In this video the teacher and student of the programme explain how this programme is structured and what the unique aspects are.

Degree certificate

European Policy is an accredited degree programme of European Studies. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in European Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).

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Degree programme
MA European Studies
60 ECTS, 12 months
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