The focus of the Master’s Degree in European Studies at the International Graduate Center of the Bremen University of Applied Sciences is politics, economics/business, law and administration of Europe. You will gain a deeper understanding of the key challenges that the European Union, its member states as well as its international partners and business actors inside and outside the EU have to face. Our program offers you a comprehensive and up-to-date study of the economic, legal and political developments in the public sector and in private business, thus qualifying you to work in the EU institutions, the diplomatic service, the public sector of the member states or partner states of the EU or in private business or think tanks, interest groups or in lobbying.
- Practice-oriented program
- Close contact with EU representatives
- Intensive seminar in Brussels
- "Meet the Europeans" in Bremen
- International network
- Excursion to Berlin
- German (or European) language course
- International student assistance team on campus
- Small scholarship opportunities
- Bachelor's degree with 240 ECTS or equivalent (admission with fewer credits possible on condition of extra semester and/or internship)
- In Public Policy, Business, Political Sciences, Law, International Relations or related fields
- English proficiency (IELTS 6,0)
- Usually one year of work experience
- Funding of 9,800 Euro for tuition fee and ~800 Euro/month for living costs
- EU Institutions
- International organizations/NGOs
- Civil service/administrative authorities
- Diplomatic service
- Think tanks
- Interest groups
- Academic career
Program description - Master in European Studies
Intensive preparation for your career in or connected with the EU
The Master's Program European Studies at the International Graduate Center is a practice-oriented postgraduate course. You will take modules in public and private management, law, economics, management and politics – always with a view to the European Union. After the introductory weeks at the IGC we offer the Intensive Seminar in Brussels where you will obtain an inside glance of the EU institutions and of interacting public and private enterprises and organizations. This study visit is organized collectively with our partner institutions from Riga and Western Switzerland in the 3D Network.
To help you prepare for your career in a EU institution, diplomatic career, a career in government or administration in one of the member states, partner states or in undertakings in the EU or dealing with partners in the EU, or an academic career, you will study core modules on the EU institutions, EU Business law, Economic integration, EU funding, Public and Private Management, and the EU as a Global Player, as well as have the opportunity to participate in a development program or take a unit in intercultural management, group processes or personal skills training. The career opportunities of graduates of the Master’s Degree in European Studies range from positions at EU institutions, executive positions in the private and public sectors to lobby activities and political posts.
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Since 1999, the Master in European Studies Program has been preparing students for leadership roles in the private and public sector. Small intercultural groups allow individual treatment and close contacts to our international lecturers and staff. Join our international student body and benefit from our long experience. “
International Student Assistance
Our International Student Assistance (ISA) assists you in different aspects of settling in: finding accommodation, handling visa applications, clarifing insurance queries and dealing with authorities both at home and abroad. This service is of course free of charge. Furthermore ISA regularly organizes excursions and events during your study in Bremen. They offer movie nights, sightseeing trips, a christmas party, BBQ and excursions to several cities.