Masters degrees in European Studies look at the history, politics, culture and law of Europe and the institutions of the European Union. Programmes usually take an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, sometimes in combination with the study of a modern European language.
Postgraduate specialisms and related subject areas include International Relations, Economics, Geography and Sociology. Entry requirements typically involve an undergraduate degree in History or a social science.
The European Union (and the wider continent of Europe) makes for a fascinating, constantly changing area of study. A Masters in European Studies mean you’ll be keeping abreast of the very latest developments shaping contemporary European society.
Common topics include immigration, nationalism and public policy, and some courses even give you the opportunity to study in Europe or complete a work placement with a relevant organisation.
After finishing one of these programmes, you’ll have the skills and knowledge needed to work in any number of international institutions, from the European Union itself to political think tanks and NGOs. You’ll also be well-equipped to carry on your studies to PhD level.