European Integration is one of five specializations within the Master's degree in International Relations.
European integration is a unique phenomenon. Nowhere else in the world have national states decided to a such a far-reaching form of cooperation and 'pooling' of resources as has been the case within the framework of the present-day European Union. Despite the problems the EU is facing nowadays, the economies and currencies, and to a certain extent also the political and social systems of the member countries, have become 'europeanised' to a considerable extent. This fascinating development is studied in the specialization European Integration in Groningen.
Why in Groningen?
The specialization EI: - Enables to design a study programme tailored to your needs and interests. - Offers a research-led and policy-oriented curriculum taught by committed staff. - Includes an internship that excellently prepares for the labour market. - Provides you with a research-oriented profile which makes you fit for participation in a Research Master and/or a PhD track. - Is embedded in a university that provides a genuine international environment in the sparkling city of Groningen.
The Master's specialization is broad in scope and gives students a solid foundation in international relations. There is consequently a wide range of employment opportunities for International Relations graduates. The most obvious profession is a policy advisor, but you could also become a researcher, lobbyist, diplomat, or PR officer. You can work in international business, non-profit or government organizations, in the media, and at a university or a private research institute.
Students with either a university Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences (including - but not limited to - Economics, Political Science, Development Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Social Geography), or an internationally oriented university Bachelor's degree such as International Relations, Regional Studies, European/International Law, or (Modern) History are eligible to apply.