The postgraduate Master of Arts in European Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of Europe in Natolin is designed to respond to the growing need for experts in European integration processes and the EU's external relations who can provide imaginative responses to today's most complex national, regional and global challenges. Students are trained to think beyond disciplinary boundaries while gaining in-depth knowledge in EU public affairs and policies, external relations, security, the EU’s neighbourhood and European history and civilization. Our aim is to provide our students with the wider perspective on Europe.

Academic expertise

The objective of our first-class interdisciplinary programme taught by around 100 leading academics and practitioners from Europe and beyond, is to provide Natolin students with key expertise in the internal and external dimensions of European affairs. The programme fosters excellence in research with two established Chairs: one in European history and civilization, another on the European Neighbourhood Policy and the EU's neighbours.

Study trips and VIP events

With two inspiring study trips in Europe and its neighbourhood, immersing students in topical issues on-site with key experts and decision makers, we want to provide our students with exclusive field experience. Moreover, by organizing special events with VIP guests on the campus throughout the year and including Natolin students in the vast alumni network of the College of Europe, we wish to help them build up an invaluable network of contacts for their future careers.

Career prospects

A thorough academic preparation, combined with language courses and a professional skills programme designed for today’s competitive job market, enable our graduates to make a substantial contribution to European affairs, be it through working in the national administration, diplomacy, European institutions, international organizations, NGOs but also the private sector and academia.


This postgraduate Master of Arts is aimed at university graduates with an academic background in a varied range of disciplines, such as law, economics, political or social sciences, history, philosophy, geography, linguistics or journalism, and who are interested in approaching the process of European integration from a broad and interdisciplinary perspective. Graduates with degrees in other disciplines (such as natural sciences, engineering etc.) who demonstrate a high academic level and a keen interest in EU affairs are also encouraged to apply.

We aim to educate cross-cultural communicators, innovative negotiators, administrators, analysts, researchers and leaders with interdisciplinary and contextual, regional and international expertise.