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The award
MA

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 11500

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About European Integration at University of Groningen

What does the future hold for the European Union? Are its founding ideals of peace and prosperity strong enough to overcome public distrust about further integration? Find out in this programme.

European Integration is one of six tracks within the Master'sdegree in International Relations.
European integration is a unique phenomenon. Nowhere else in theworld have national states decided to a such a far-reaching form ofcooperation and 'pooling' of resources as has been the case within the framework of the present-day European Union. Despite theproblems the EU is facing nowadays, the economies and currencies,and to a certain extent also the political and social systems of the member countries, have become 'Europeanised' to a considerableextent. This fascinating development is studied in thespecialization European Integration in Groningen.

What does the future hold for the European Union? Are its founding ideals of peace and prosperity strong enough to overcome public distrust about further integration? Find out in this Master's track.

European Integration is a track within the Master's degree inInternational Relations.
European integration is a unique phenomenon. Nowhere else in theworld have national states decided to a such a far-reaching form ofcooperation and 'pooling' of resources as has been the case within the framework of the present-day European Union. Despite theproblems the EU is facing nowadays, the economies and currencies,and to a certain extent also the political and social systems of the member countries, have become 'Europeanised' to a considerableextent. This fascinating development is studied in thespecialization European Integration in Groningen.

After your studies

Job prospects

The Master programme in International Relations prepares itsstudents for professions and research careers where knowledge ofinternational-political developments and the ability to analyse andassess complex issues and to form grounded judgements arerelevant.

Manygraduates become policy advisors for national governments, NGOs,and international organisations in international politics. Anincreasing number of graduates also use their analytical skills toadvise international businesses. Research, media and communicationare also prospective fields of employment.

Alumniof the European Integration track work at:

Government:

Business:

The Master programme in International Relations prepares itsstudents for professions and research careers where knowledge ofinternational-political developments and the ability to analyse andassess complex issues and to form grounded judgements arerelevant.

Manygraduates become policy advisors for national governments, NGOs,and international organisations in international politics. Anincreasing number of graduates also use their analytical skills toadvise international businesses. Research, media and communicationare also prospective fields of employment.

Alumniof the European Integration track work at:

Government:

Business:

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Bachelor-Master connections

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
International Relations and International OrganizationUniversity of GroningenNo additional requirements

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language test

The English language proficiency requirement will be met bypassing an examination in English at the level of the Dutch VWOfinal exam (mark 6 or higher), or by passing the internet-basedTOEFL test with a score of at least 90 (with a minimum of 21 for all items), IELTS Academic Module with a minimum score of 6.5 (witha minimum score of 6.0 for all items) or a certificate from theUniversity of Groningen Language Centre, at least B2, CEFR.

previous education

Students with either a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences(including - but not limited to - Economics, Political Science,Development Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Social Geography), oran internationally oriented Bachelor's degree such as InternationalRelations, Regional Studies, European/International Law, or(Modern) History can submit an application to the IR AdmissionsBoard.

Please use this step-by-step guide for more informationregarding your eligibility and your specific application procedure:http://www.rug.nl/let/how-to-apply-MA

After you complete your application, the IR Admissions Boardwill assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, and will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades you have obtained.

The Admissions Board will then determine whether:

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

The English language proficiency requirement will be met bypassing an examination in English at the level of the Dutch VWOfinal exam (mark 6 or higher), or by passing the internet-basedTOEFL test with a score of at least 90 (with a minimum of 21 for all items), IELTS Academic Module with a minimum score of 6.5 (witha minimum score of 6.0 for all items) or a certificate from theUniversity of Groningen Language Centre, at least B2, CEFR.

previous education

University of Groningen: For students with a University ofGroningen Bachelor's degree in American Studies, Communication andInformation Studies, European Languages and Cultures (ProfilePolitics and Society), History, International and European Law,International Business, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies,Minorities and Multilingualism, Psychology and Sociology a standardPre-Master programme applies. Please use this step-by-step guidefor your specific application procedure: http://www.rug.nl/let/how-to-apply-MA

Other universities and degree programmes: Students with either aBachelor's Degree in Social Sciences (including - but not limitedto - Economics, Political Science, Development Studies, Psychology,Sociology, Social Geography), or an internationally orientedBachelor's degree such as International Relations, RegionalStudies, European/International Law, or (Modern) History can submitan application to the IR Admissions Board. Please use thisstep-by-step guide for more information regarding your eligibilityand your specific application procedure: http://www.rug.nl/let/how-to-apply-MA

After you complete your application, the IR Admissions Boardwill assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, and will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades you have obtained.

The Admissions Board will then determine whether:

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