European Studies (M.A.)

Key facts

Academic qualificationMaster of Arts (M.A.)
Course contents
  • European economics
  • European politics
  • European law
  • European culture
Institute International Institute of Management and Economic Education (IIM)
Regular duration of study4 semester

Language of instructionEnglish
Commencement of studiesonly in Winter term
Tuition feesno tuition fees, but enrolment and semester fees
Further InformationenBrochure and Website European Studies.



The Master program in European Studies focuses mainly on regional development. Certain local and regional public authorities and organisations prioritise the furthering of cultural, educational and business conditions in areas to secure constant growth and development of life conditions for the population. Therefore there is a need for employees with abilities to actively participate in the preparation, support, and completion of development tasks in European regions.

The two-year Master program is an international program with students from all over the world. The Master program emphasises a comprehensive and in-depth insight into relevant European themes within the disciplines of social sciences and humanities, such as economic and political theories, European law, European ideas, and European contemporary history. The program comprises both compulsory and elective subjects. The compulsory courses are built around the three main dimensions of the program: Europe, Regions, and Development.




Programme Structure


The international Master of Arts in European Studies is a full-time two year degree exclusively taught in English. With its focus on regional development and cooperation as well as external relations of the EU, the programme attracts students from all over the world.

As a response to the merging of local and global perspectives of the world today, it is the ambition of the international master programme in European Studies to cultivate a global way of thinking Europe.

In an international atmosphere you will study European economics, politics, law and culture and you will have the chance to look at the European idea from different perspectives. A number of external lecturers and practitioners complement the standard courses of the programme.

  • Europe
  • Regions
  • External Relations of the EU

1. The European Dimension

The economic and political problems as well as legal aspects within the European dimension will be coveredby five courses, the historical and cultural aspects by two as well as one strand of electives during the third semester.

2. The Regional Dimension

A special aspect of our study programme is the emphasis on the role of regions and the regional particularities of Europe in a political, socio-economical, and cultural context. The regional dimension is covered by three compulsory modules. The modules are based on a professional progression and are placed directly one after the other.

3. The External Relations Dimension

The external relations dimension will be covered by one compulsory module in the second semester and one strand of electives during the third semester.

4. Master's Thesis and Electives

During the third semester you will have the possibility of putting together electives corresponding to 15 ECTS. This will enable you to form an individual degree profile and prepare for your Master thesis.



Below, you can find the current catalogue of modules and exam regulations.

exam regulations

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catalogue of modules

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Career opportunities

Career opportunities

Job opportunities for graduates in European Studies are to be found within a widespread growing labour market. We expect that there will be employment in areas such as:

  • regions or municipalities
  • the new Danish regional Vækstfora
  • co-operation/mediation between business organisations and public authorities regionally, nationally, and internationally.

In future we will see a growing demand for well qualified graduates with insight into regional and European problems. Therefore there will be new jobs opportunities in:

  • public administration,
  • private institutions,
  • educational institutions, such as colleges and universities
  • private actors and companies, including consultancy companies
  • Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs).

Graduates will be able to find employment also internationally, for example with:

  • The European Union,
  • The European Council,
  • OECD and
  • OSCE.

There will also be other job opportunities with other supranational organisations and with regional co-operation institutions working with European or transnational problems, for example:

  • The Council of the Baltic Sea States,
  • The Nordic Council,
  • The Central-European Initiative,
  • The Alpine-Adriatic co-operation or similar institutions.

Relevant job opportunities may also be found among the more than 150 different institutionalized or formalized cross-border co-operations in Europe.


May be pursued after a successful completion of the master degree.


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