International Relations: European Union Studies
This one-year Master of Arts in International Relations, specialisation European Union Studies, offered by the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University, focuses on the processes of European integration from an interdisciplinary angle by a mix of specialist, academic researchers and experts with direct experience in policy-formulation and policy-making.
During the first semester students will follow four compulsory basic courses each designed to explore the state-of-the-art developments in its own field. Whilst each course maintains its own unique identity, their content has been designed to produce an integrated interdisciplinary core of overlapping and mutually reinforcing conceptual tools of analysis. In addition, all students take a combined thesis seminar and methods course, the course Regionalism in World Politics, and a European seminar, which is continued in the second semester.
In the second semester students can choose three courses from a wide range of specialist courses. By writing a thesis, the students will explore a topic of their own choice in-depth.
Please read the details under the heading “more info” for additional information about the curriculum and options for each intake.
Students who start in February will follow an adapted course-schedule: please consult the details under the heading “more info” to view the curriculum for students of the February 2016 intake in September 2016 and the curriculum for students of the February 2017 intake.
All students have to apply for admission, see mastersinleiden.