European Studies


European Studies

Degree Conferred Master of Arts (M.A.) Duration 4 Semesters Enrollment Wintersemester Admission restriction No restricted admission Entry requirements Students apply for ONE of the two specializations. Beside a completed bachelor’s degree, applicants have to demonstrate fulfilling the following requirements for the two specializations:

European Social and Economic Policy Analysis (language: English)
- Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or economics with at least 18 CP in quantitative methods
- English language C1 level (CEFR)
- German language skills are recommended

European Social and Cultural Policy Analysis (language: English)
- Bachelor’s degree with at least 40 CP in two of the following subjects: Political science, sociology, history, linguistics, cultural science, media studies
- English language C1 level (CEFR)
Application deadline   Applicants with German Bachelor degree   an der OVGU 15 July   Applicants with international Bachelor degree   über uni-assist 15 July Language English


When applying for this degree prospective students can choose between one of two specializations on offer:

  • European Economic Policy Analysis (Language: English)
  • European Social and Cultural Policy Analysis (Language: English)


The master’s programme in European Studies – European Policy Analysis prepares students to analyse, evaluate and influence the policymaking process of the European Union. It does so by combining insights from political science, sociology, cultural studies and economics.

By linking an interdisciplinary academic education with practice-centred teaching formats students will learn to think critically about today’s challenges and develop practical solutions based in sound knowledge. In addition to the core academic component of this course of study students will gain skills in communication, teamwork and knowledge transfer so as to be ideally prepared for the job market.

Career Perspectives

A Master’s degree in European Studies – European Policy Analysis allows graduates to continue their career in academia (PhD), as well as entering into the labour market with their specific and tailored skillset.

The focus lies on public and private sector institutions and organizations involved in policymaking. Through our rigorous interdisciplinary approach and the focus on the policy practice of entities such as the EU’s institutions, graduates are ideally qualified for jobs within the public EU, governmental- or sub-national fields, as well as in corporations and civil society actors which must increasingly consider EU decision-making processes in their activity.

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Students deciding to study in Magdeburg can look forward to being part of a small cohort in a learning environment where the contributions of each individual are appreciated. Not only will the small size of the cohorts allow students to get to know each other, but also to maintain direct contact with and exchange frequently with their lecturers and professors.

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Last Modification: 01.07.2024 - Contact Person: Allgemeine Studienberatung