The EU and the World

This major is built along two defining lines – actors and issues. On the one hand, students gain knowledge on pressing challenges related to trade, investment, energy, economic governance, financial regulation, security, terrorism, human rights, migration, health, development cooperation and humanitarian aid, all of which the EU is involved in.

On the other hand, students also gain expertise on EU relations with global and emerging actors in Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and other regional and inter-regional arrangements in Europe and beyond. They further deepen their knowledge of the broader historical context by taking a course in the European History and Civilization Major.

The second semester study trip is an integral part of the academic programme, participation is obligatory and students are expected to attend all related conferences and activities. It counts for 2 ECTS.

Optional specialist courses

Students must take 6 optional specialist courses. For the selection of these 6 courses, the following rules apply:
1) Students need to select 4 courses from the list of optional specialist courses available to them within their chosen major.
2) Students of the EUW major need to select 1 course from the list of the EHC major and may select 1 course from the EPAP major. Should they refrain from this possibility, they need to select one more course from their selected major.

Master’s thesis colloquium

Students are automatically registered in the major's research colloquium.

  • WINAND, P. & STEINGASS, S. – The EU and the World Research Colloquium

Compact seminars

Students need to select at least 3 compact seminars.

Simulation games

Students need to select at least 1 simulation game.

Cooperation with external partners

Students can choose any number of the following elements.

Professional development

The Professional Development and Career Orientation programme complements the academic programme with on-site, made-to-measure support and guidance in helping to shape the students’ professional paths.

Language courses

In addition to benefitting from a bilingual study programme, students can take advantage of language courses on offer implemented by the Languages and Intercultural Dialogue Office. The following languages are on offer: English, French, Italian, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Arabic. The courses are tailored to the individual students' needs, and are also focused on transversal skills required by employers.