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European Union Studies (MA)

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

Leading expertise

During this 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 courses taught by practitioners, combining academic insights with practical experience in politics, government, advisory bodies and think tanks.

Explore the EU’s core concerns

The programme 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.

Real-world learning

A highlight of the programme is the 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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