European Studies

European Studies

European Studies (Master's Programme)


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The Master's programme in European Studies provides students with 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 with the European Union (EU) through its joint participation in the European Economic Area (EEA) and through the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) is an important focal point of the MA in European Studies. The MA also equips students with advanced research and analytical skills both in preparation for writing the thesis but also in analysing the EU’s policies and processes. The programme creates the ideal framework for a multitude of career options in Norway, within the EEA and elsewhere.

Information to our new students in the European Studies programme 

The MA in European Studies is particularly suited if you are looking to acquire a thorough understanding of the political, economic and societal developments in Europe and the EU, the multi-faceted processes of European integration and cooperation, European relations, and of how various European countries – particularly Norway – have chosen to participate in or opt out of European integration schemes.

Competence Profiles in European Studies

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

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Eureka is the main student association for European Studies. It organizes various extra-curricular activities throughout the academic year, and makes an important contribution to creating a stimulating social and academic study environment at NTNU.

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The Master's programme in European Studies is a full-time, two-year study programme, worth 120 credits (ECTS). The programme is structured around three central foci that are closely connected to the overarching theme of the Bachelor in European Studies, namely “Differentiated Europe: Integration, Cooperation and Conflict”.

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Admission to the Master requires a Bachelor in European Studies, Humanities or Social Sciences, or equivalent approved degree. Candidates who do not possess basic knowledge of the EU as a political system, the EU as a political actor, European (integration) history, culture and integration theories are advised to familiarize themselves with basic literature on these topics.

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