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European Union Studies (MA)

The master’s in European Union Studies at Leiden University covers the EU's broad geographical sweep from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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Why study European Union Studies at Leiden University?

During the EU Studies programme you will attend lectures and seminars by academic staff members who are internationally renowned in their field. You also get the opportunity to attend elective European studies courses taught by practitioners, combining academic insights with practical experience in politics, government, advisory bodies and think tanks.

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Explore the EU’s core concerns

This international master’s examines the European Union with different theories and concepts: history, economics, political science and law. You will analyse and explore the core concerns of the European Union, an increasingly complex and fascinating political and socio-economic landscape. You will also look at the developments of post-war Europe and examine the current state of affairs within the European Union.

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Real-world learning

A highlight of the master’s in European Union Studies is a three-day trip to Brussels, where you will visit EU institutions, member states' representations and lobby groups. During your studies you will also benefit from the close contacts between the university and national and international government institutions in The Hague, as well as the unique wealth of area studies at Leiden University.

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International Relations Degree

European Union Studies at Leiden University is an accredited degree programme of International Relations. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited master’s degree in International Relations and the title Master of Arts (MA).

Student for a Day

Join the MA International Relations Student for a Day event on Tuesday  18 September. At this event you will get the opportunity to join a lecture and meet students who are enrolled in the programme. You will also be able to ask students and the Coordinator of Studies any questions you might have. 

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