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International Relations:European Union Studies

This one-year Master of Arts in International Studies, specialisation European Union Studies offered by the Faculty of the 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 there is a “methods course“and a European seminar.

In the second semester the 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.