European Studies

International Master's programme 2 years, Trondheim

European Studies

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About the programme of study

The Master's programme in European Studies provides in-depth knowledge of the multiplicity of forms and degrees of European integration and cooperation, how they came about, and what implications this has for governance and democracy in Europe. Norway and its unique relationship to the EU through its joint participation in the EEA and the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) is an important focal point of the MA in European Studies.


Admission to the Master requires a Bachelor in European Studies, Humanities or Social Sciences, or equivalent approved degree. A basic knowledge of the EU as a political system, the EU as a political actor, European (integration) history, culture and integration theories is required.

See more about admission and grade requirements.

Career Prospects

The MA in European Studies prepares for professions and careers for which knowledge of contemporary Europe and the European Union is essential.

Programme components

The programme has 120 sp (ECTS) worth of components and has a normal length of study of four semesters (two years).


For questions about the programme or the application procedure, contact our student advisers at or telephone: (+47) 73 59 64 40.

You can also visit us at NTNU Dragvoll, Building 6, Level 4.

Facts about the programme of study


Degree: Master of Arts in Europan Studies
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Length of study programme: 2 years
City: Trondheim

Department of Historical Studies, Faculty of Humanities

How to Apply