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European Studies

Master (2 years) of European Studies, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3070 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The Master's Programme in European Studies aims to give students a theoretical knowledge of economic and political developments in Europe and insights into the institutions and processes of the European Union. Students will also improve their ability to analyze economic, social, cultural or political aspects of developments in Europe within an interdisciplinary context.

The four-semester programme is organised as follows:
  • The First Semester consists of course and project work in the areas of comparative regional integration, the external role of the EU and of International Relations.  
  • The Second Semester involves course work and project work mainly in the area of EU policies, EU institutions and EU law and European Political Economy. Also a Simulation Game is part of the semester
  • The Third Semester involves an internship in an EU, national or non-governmental agency within Europe, or a study period at a foreign university.
  • During the Fourth Semester, students write their Master's Thesis. 
The focus of the programme is on European integration, and the courses cover a wide range of issues in this context, but most of the time the students can work independently on special subjects of their interest, in group work, but also individually.

The teaching staff has been appointed to cover central areas within European Studies at the highest level, and the European Commission has granted our European Studies Group two Jean Monnet Chairs

Any day at the Department you will meet staff from at least four continents, and you will regularly bump into guest lecturing African chiefs, NGO activists, military generals, accomplished top diplomats and other civil servants, and, of course, scholars from practically everywhere on the planet.

Career Opportunities  

In the European Studies programme you have the opportunity to become a dynamic practitioner in your field, whether your interests are strategic, managerial, policy-related, or all of the above. A comprehensive study undertaken by the Career Centre of Aalborg University revealed that graduates have been successful entrants on the labour market, finding relevant positions in numerous fields, in the public sector and in private companies. 


Although International Relations, European Studies is an interdisciplinary study, a social science background is essential. A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences such as Economics, International Relations, Political Science, History, Human Geography, Law or Anthropology qualifies for admission. Certain humanistic Bachelor’s degrees such as Languages and International Studies and International Business Communication equally qualify for admission.

In addition, documentation will be required to verify that your proficiency in English is at an acceptable level. 
Read more about the language requirements of Aalborg University

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Spring | Non-EU and EU applicants

Application date
Oct 01
Start date
Feb 01

Autumn | Non-EU and EU applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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