Our vision is to prepare students for European leadership roles in the private and public sector. We have designed the program to provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and up-to-date study of economic and political dynamics in Europe. 

Studies in European private and public management, in European economics, law and politics, an intensive seminar in Brussels plus a period of practical training offer an ideal combination of theoretical knowledge, management education, practical skills and European expertise. Our unique blend of international academic expertise and application-oriented classes make this an exceptional experience. 

Added value will be offered by looking at the current crisis in the EU and discussing possible solutions.

Key Facts Master in European Studies

Program duration: Depending on the qualifications of the student, the program can be studied in 2 or 3 semester
Structure: Full-time program
Start of program: October
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee: 7,900 Euro (plus semester fee of 325 Euro)
Class size: 25 students maximum
Field trips: Belgium (Brussels), Luxembourg, Germany (Berlin)
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Application deadline: March 31, 2019

Program - Master in European Studies

The Master in European Studies program has been designed to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date study of economic and political dynamics in Europe. Studies in European private and public management, in European economics, law and politics, an intensive seminar in Brussels plus a period of practical training offer an ideal combination to acquire theoretical knowledge, management education, practical skills and European expertise. Tuition is provided exclusively in English. The program has been carried out since the academic year 1999/ 2000. 

The degree program can be studied in two options. Option 1 spans three semesters and equals 90 ECTS for students entering the program with 210 ECTS, Option 2 comprises two semesters for students with 240 ECTS upon entering the program. Option 1 requires the completion of 10 modules, including a Master’s Thesis (18 ECTS credits) and an oral examination plus an additional third semester internship. Each taught module is continuously assessed and consists of 4 contact hrs/wk for one semester, which entails about 8 hours of study per week. Option 2 requires the completion of 10 modules, including a Master’s Thesis (18 ECTS credits) and an oral examination.

Classes begin in early October and end in September of the following year. After successful completion of the courses and the thesis (Option 2) or an additional internship (Option 1), candidates will be awarded the internationally recognised academic title Master of Arts (M.A).

The program provides sound preparation for careers in European and international businesses, institutions and administrations, or for further European research. It offers interdisciplinary training for tomorrow’s managers of European affairs. Graduates of this course will have a broad range of career opportunities to choose from, including activities as economic and legal advisers, positions in private and public management, lobbying activities, political offices and functions in the diplomatic services.

Experience counts! We have been offering this program for many years and have gathered a lot of expertise along the way. We strive to constantly improve the program, adding new optional courses and refining the structure all the time. Students´ feedback plays a crucial role. more

Target Group - Master in European Studies

It is a truly international program with students coming from all over the world, including Canada, the USA, Greece, India, China, Vietnam, Latvia, Germany, Korea, France, Belgium, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Chile, Japan and many more. Throughout the years, Hochschule Bremen has been receiving several students who had previously been selected by national or international boards to achieve a national or European scholarship, for example students from Mexico (Alban), Poland (DAAD), Romania (Phare), Turkey (Jean Monnet) or Kosovo. 

The course provides up to 25 places for applicants and is open to postgraduates with an academic degree in Public Policy/ or Management, Economics or Business, Political Sciences or Law. Students come from different backgrounds and benefit from opportunities to develop a European perspective and to broaden their knowledge and skills in significant aspects of European management. Due to the demanding time frame high academic standards and a very diligent work schedule are required.

Lecturers & Alumni - Master in European Studies

The faculty is composed of international and national university lecturers and EU practitioners. Emphasis is laid on an interdisciplinary approach in teaching and learning, group work, discussions and a lively exchange between participants. Due to the international set-up of the programme, students will be confronted with the need to cope with the cultural and individual differences that arise in a multicultural setting, familiarising them with working across cultures and working in international teams.

Have a look at our lecturers of the core and specialization modules of the Master in European Studies (more) and find out what our former students think about the study program (more).

Career - Master in European Studies

The MES program helps students to plan and start their careers in many ways. more

Admission - Master in European Studies

Applicants must hold a German or international degree (qualified bachelor) in public policy or management, economics or business, political science or law or a comparable degree of the German mark “Good (2)” or ECTS grade “B”. Fluency in English is required and must be demonstrated (by students whose native language is not English) with the TOEFL exam (minimum of 220 points computer-based or 560 paper-based) or an equivalent test like the IELTS (at least 6,0). 

Applications must include: a registration form, a curriculum vitae, proof of his/ her university degree, a letter of recommendation from an employer/ university teacher, an essay outlining the candidate’s interest in the programme and career goals, the address and telephone number (e-mail address, if available) to which all correspondence should be sent. Thorough knowledge of and/or interest in international, intercultural and European topics must seem convincing As far as the candidate has work experience, e.g. within international organizations and firms or in the Foreign Service, this will be considered during the selection process.

For applications please use our online application form here.

If you plan to apply for financial support, please check our list of scholarship opportunities. Please keep in mind that it may take a year to apply for scholarship programmes. You may need to plan way in advance.

Contact & Application

For personal advice please contact Mrs. Sara Franzeck

Please apply online.


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Master in European Studies (M.A.)


Sara Franzeck

Tel.: +49 421 5905-4231

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Jean Monnet Scholarship

Please note: The Jean Monnet scholarship program is available again also for Turkish students. As in the past, the Master of European Studies program particularly welcomes Jean-Monnet students to study EU law, policy making and economics in our one-year program to obtain the Master in European Studies degree. Read more about the Jean Monnet scholarship program here.

Five reasons to study MES

  • to learn about ways to solve the European crisis
  • to get an updated overview of European economic and business development, EU law and politics and the EU in the international dimension
  • to acquire the tools to apply for European funds
  • to build a network with international students and lecturers from all over the world
  • to increase your employment opportunities with a highly respected postgraduate degree

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