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European Integration

Programma

  • 1 jaar

    This track within the Master's degree programme International Relations is 60 ECTS. The basic element is the module Advanced Theory of International Relations. This module must be followed by all students. You choose two research seminars (at least one of which in European Integration) and a Capita European Integration, all in your first semester. During your second semester, you will write a Master thesis (in the field of European Integration) and you will do a placement.

    This track within the Master's degree programme International Relations is 60 ECTS. The basic element is the module Advanced Theory of International Relations. This module must be followed by all students. You choose two research seminars (at least one of which in European Integration) and a Capita European Integration, all in your first semester. During your second semester, you will write a Master thesis (in the field of European Integration) and you will do a placement.

Programma-opties

  • Master's placement (specialisatie)

    A placement is a recognised component of this Master's track.

    You can propose yourself at what organisation you would like to do a placement and where necessary the programme can advise you. Click the link above to find examples of placements completed by other Master's students.

  • Master's Honours Programme (honoursprogramma)

    The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

    It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

Opbouw programma

VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
Advanced Theory of International Relations (5 EC)
Research Seminar 1 (10 EC)
Research Seminar 2 (10 EC)
Capita European Integration (5 EC)
Master's Placement (10 EC)
Master's Thesis European Integration (20 EC)

Because the track starts in September as well as in February, all courses are offered both in the first and in the second semester.

Examples of Research Seminars European Integration are: 'Markets as Institutions', 'The Netherlands and the EU: Politics, Economics and Security', and 'The EU as a Policy Actor'. The topics of the research seminars differ every year, so these are merely examples.

For course descriptions, please visit the Online Course Catalogue: https://www.rug.nl/let/courses-ma-international-relations (please scroll down for European Integration)

Because the track starts in September as well as in February, all courses are offered both in the first and in the second semester.

Examples of Research Seminars European Integration are: 'Markets as Institutions', 'The Netherlands and the EU: Politics, Economics and Security', and 'The EU as a Policy Actor'. The topics of the research seminars differ every year, so these are merely examples.

For course descriptions, please visit the Online Course Catalogue: https://www.rug.nl/let/courses-ma-international-relations (please scroll down for European Integration)

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief
Waarom in Groningen?

The track EI:

  • Enables to design a study programme tailored to your needs and interests.
  • Offers a research-led and policy-oriented curriculum taught by committed staff.
  • Includes a placement that excellently prepares for the labour market.
  • Provides you with a research-oriented profile which makes you fit for participation in a Research Master and/or a PhD track.
  • Is embedded in a university that provides a genuine international environment in the sparkling city of Groningen.

The Master's track European integration is special because of its interdisciplinary and policy-oriented nature. We study integration from an historical, IR-theoretical, legal and social-economic point of view. We strongly feel that developments in Europe cannot be properly understood from a mono-disciplinary perspective and that a thoroughly integrated approach is needed to gain a proper insight in the issues under study. European integration is interdisciplinary by nature. Moreover, we attach great importance to the practical translation of the knowledge and (oral and writing) skills acquired during the MA track. Students in the Master's track European integration write policy notes and research papers, participate in debating sessions and simulation games, (critically) review standard works in European integration studies and, last but not least, do a traineeship with a European organization (public or private), either in the Netherlands or abroad. In other words, we are highly motivated to provide the students with an appropriate background in knowledge and skills to prepare them for a well-positioned entry on the labour market.

The track EI:

  • Enables to design a study programme tailored to your needs and interests.
  • Offers a research-led and policy-oriented curriculum taught by committed staff.
  • Includes a placement that excellently prepares for the labour market.
  • Provides you with a research-oriented profile which makes you fit for participation in a Research Master and/or a PhD track.

The Master's track European integration is special because of its interdisciplinary and policy-oriented nature. We study integration from an historical, IR-theoretical, legal and social-economic point of view. We strongly feel that developments in Europe cannot be properly understood from a mono-disciplinary perspective and that a thoroughly integrated approach is needed to gain a proper insight in the issues under study. European integration is interdisciplinary by nature. Moreover, we attach great importance to the practical translation of the knowledge and (oral and writing) skills acquired during the MA track. Students in the Master's track European integration write policy notes and research papers, participate in debating sessions and simulation games, (critically) review standard works in European integration studies and, last but not least, do a traineeship with a European organization (public or private), either in the Netherlands or abroad. In other words, we are highly motivated to provide the students with an appropriate background in knowledge and skills to prepare them for a well-positioned entry on the labour market.

If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the program and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.

If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the program and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.

  • Testimonial van Emiel Dijkman

    Regional integration particularly fascinates me

    'I chose European Integration after developing a specific interest in the European Union during my Bachelor's degree programme in International Relations and International Organization (IRIO). Regional integration particularly fascinates me, hence my decision to follow a placement at Interreg Flanders–the Netherlands. Interreg is a European funding programme which stimulates collaboration between parties from several countries in projects in the field of spatial and regional development.

    I really enjoy the Master's track. You’re given a lot of autonomy, and you’re really encouraged to develop new ideas. The professors and lecturers treat you as an equal, which gives you a lot of self-confidence and motivation.

    Alongside my degree programme, I’m active in the International Research by Students Programme (IRSP), which helps IRIO Master’s students find opportunities to conduct research for professional partners such as businesses, government organizations and embassies. This year I’m leading a research project for Koneksie, a social enterprise which deals with mobility problems in Kenya. The project involves all the different aspects of IRIO, from economics and international law to culture. After graduating, I’m planning to go abroad to study for a second Master’s degree in order to broaden my knowledge.’

    Sluiten
    – Emiel Dijkman
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