Master in European Studies

Course Content

Institutions, Policy-Making and Regions in the EU

  • European Integration and Multi-Level Governance
  • Challenges of EU Integration

You will learn about the EU institutions, policy making in EU and the role of the regions. You will understand the integration process, speak about power and democracy in the political system of the EU and discuss the diverse crises of the EU.  


EU Business Law

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Non Discrimination in EU Labour Law
  • European Environmental Law

You will acquire an understanding of the contents and structure of the "aquis communautaire." You shall be enabled to work with EU law, using the principles and the basic techniques developed by the European Court of Justice in order to solve typical law cases in the field of EU business and administrative law. 

European Economic Integration

  • Competition Policy in the EU
  • Transisition Economies
  • Current Economic Affairs in the EU

You will learn some basic facts and the essence of the economic integration theory and practice and understand the relevance of competition law and competition policy for the functioning of the single european market. You will also learn about the role of industrial, trade and environmental policy and understand the challenges for the transition of centrally planned economies to free markets and the developments in international trade.

Management of Funds

  • Regional Economics and Structural Funds in the EU
  • Management of Funds

In this seminar we will give an overview of EU funding programs, providing an introduction to regional economics and an overview of EU structural funds and their use. We will let you gain practical insight in European procedures as well as letting you being part of the Europe Week Bremen.

European Public and Private Management I

  • Intensive Seminar in Brussel
  • Communication in Practice
  • International Project Management

We will introduce you to the dynamics of the EU in Brussels, to the concepts of cross-cultural management and international team building and to different aspects of Germany and German life, economy and its history. Furthermore, public communication / PR and communication policy within the EU as well as project management basics will be explained in this seminar. 

The EU as a Global Player

  • External Relations, Trade and Development Policy
  • EU-US Relations
  • EU-Asia Relations

You will gain an overview of external relations, trade and development policy which will discuss the role of the EU in global affairs. You will also analyse its potential to use this role.

European Public and Private Management II

  • Expanding Your Business Across Borders
  • Marketing in the EU
  • Strategic Management in the EU
  • Human Resource Management
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Career Planning

Master Thesis

At the end of the Master seminar you will be aware of topical issues and developments in current EU policy making which will help you to choose a suitable and manageable Master thesis topic. You should be able to plan and write a thesis, be aware of academic writing standards including non-plagiarism rules, and be able to do independent research. Emphasis is put on the value of original, critical thinking and individual and independent research. In the master thesis you will have to deal intensively with a research project or case study and put it in writing in the form of a scientific paper. You can attend an optional 22-week internship (also in combination with the master thesis) after completion of module 1-7. With a professionally relevant internship and a written scientific internship report (15-20 pages), you can obtain 30 ECTS credits.