Schedules are subject to change, especially prior to and during the first few weeks of the semester and are shown here for your information only. This information is supplied for your convenience but may be out of date.
Semester schedules show which courses are taught when and by whom. Each slot also shows which module and module component this course belongs to. Please also check for limitations (eg. surnames A-K or L-Z only) and if classes start at a later date. Courses may be size restricted. If the course is full, please choose another option.
Check the curriculum to see which courses must be taken and the number of ECTS that must be achieved this semester.
Classrooms at Europa-Universität Flensburg are located in different buildings. Not all are situated on campus.
Rooms have names (building abbreviations) with numbers (123: 1 = first floor, 23 = room number)
Following buildings are located on campus (see "map of campus" below):
Oslo (OSL), Helsinki (HEL), Dublin (DUB), Amsterdam (AMS), Riga (RIG), Trondheim (Tro)
Madrid (MAD) is located off campus near the Flensburg train station at Munketoft 3b.
Campus map here.
Important dates for students such as semester dates, when classes start etc. can be found on the University Homepage
Curriculum & Module Catalogue
Here you will find your study and examination regulations as well as the module catalogues in your degree programme.
Third Semster Electives
Please find all relevant course information below.
In some cases you may find the syllabus of the previous winter term, which will still give you an idea of the contents of the course.
In the course "Transformation of European Economies" students are acquainted with theories concerning the transformation of European economies. The aim of this module is to qualify students for institutional analysis, enabling them to transfer theoretical knowledge to empirical cases and further their skills in assessing comparative advantages and disadvantages of national and regional economies. Students will analyse the way in which these economies meet the challenges of recent transformation processes.
The course is divided into two subsections: European Governance and policies and Developments in European Economies. The initial sessions of this course deal with the economic impact of the governance of the European Union, and some of its most prominent policies. Consequently, the remaining sessions are dedicated to notable economic transformations within the last decades. The participants will be acquainted with contemporary developments such as austerity, taxation, migration, etc. Students who attend this course will develop deep understanding of the consequences of economic transformations.
*(will be offered instead of Modul 12 ‘Europe in the Global Economy’ in fall 2020/21)
This joint seminar focuses on current issues in European Union (EU) decision-making, legislation, adjudication and politics. We will look into the EU’s management of the various ongoing and simultaneous crises, notably the Covid-19 pandemic, Europe’s single currency, and migration. Moreover, the seminar focuses on key controversies such as the current negotiation of the EU’s budgetary framework (how will the money be spent?), threats to democracy and the rule of law (especially in Hungary and Poland), challenges to the EU’s legal order (the German Federal Constitutional Court's decision on the ECB), as well as the EU’s ongoing attempts at (and difficulties with) reforming its institutional architecture and the roles of different actors in this process. Together, we will explore how law, politics and policy choices are interconnected and how different actors such as the EU institutions, member state institutions, citizens and advocacy groups interact. Students learn how lawyers and political scientists respectively address a similar analytical or normative issue. The seminar is co-taught by professors from both disciplines.
The course "EU Security Policy" is offered by the Institute for Security Policy Kiel (ISPK). It aims to introduce students to the ISPK’s main fields of research, deepen their knowledge with regard to relevant internal and external EU policies in these areas, and offer practical insight to the work of a German think tank. Accordingly, the course is structured into "workshop-style" sessions dealing with the EU’s approaches to 1) conflict analysis and international crisis management, 2) maritime security, 3) counter-terrorism and 4) strategic development in Asia-Pacific.
In November 2020, four turbulent years of a President Trump administration will have come to an end. In his first term, there was a significant deterioration of EU-US relations. This covers all kinds of usual cooperation fields, e.g., external policies, the tackling of climate change, and trade agreements. In our seminar, we want to ask what are the sources and reasons that such a policy change seems to be attractive to many Americans. Given the highly dynamic situation due to the consequences of the Corona pandemic and that we will have then the outcome of the election in the USA, we will include both academic background texts and more actual sources like newspaper clips, blogs, etc.
In this seminar, we aim at explaining the emergence of value conflicts and new social cleavages in Europe and the growing tendency in and across Europe to contest the core values that anchor the European project (i.e. freedom of speech; (gender) equality; independence of judiciary) and to clarify how this new trend relates to digital media usage.
The rise of populist parties threatens the internal cohesion of European states and challenges the expectation that European integration will lead to a convergence around democratic values, as seemingly immutable values like adherence to the rule of law and the promotion and protection of individual freedoms come into question.
In this seminar, we aim at analysing the convergence of these trends by exploring how digital and social media channel and amplify value conflicts. The seminar thereby addresses two key challenges to European societies: the rapidly growing influence of digital media as a politically polarizing force, and the emergence of new social cleavages within and across Europe regarding support for/opposition to democratic values.
The seminar will mainly be structured in three parts:
Firstly, we will get familiar with the topic by reading and discussing the most relevant literature.
Secondly, you will start doing your own research by formulating a research question and outlining a research design in the field of the seminar.
Thirdly, you will carry out this project under my supervision and guidance.
The module examination foresees a written paper of 15 pages, describing your research process and interpreting the results obtained.
Norris, P. and Inglehart, R. (2016). Trump, Brexit, and the rise of populism: Economic have-nots and cultural backlash. Harvard JFK School of Government Faculty Working Papers Series, pp.1-52.
Jacobs, K., & Spierings, N. (2018). A populist paradise? Examining populists’ Twitter adoption and use. Information, Communication & Society, 20(9), 1-16.
Flaxman, S., Goel, S. & Rao, J. (2016). 'Filter Bubbles, Echo Chambers, and Online News Consumption', Public Opinion Quarterly, 80: 298–320.
(Please note that this module consists of two parts!)
This module takes up vital social and political topics in today’s European societies (and not just there). They investigate the nature and significance of political emotions as well as the meaning and extent of inequality in the European Union. The module as a whole is designed to deepen participants’ understanding of the normative dimensions of social constellations and political arrangements. Both seminars in this module aim at familiarity with the relevant literature, the main views and arguments in the respective fields, and at critical assessments of both the academic debates and the phenomena in question.
Since this module will be taught online, the main readings and additional literature will be made available at the beginning of the semester. There will be weekly online sessions, group work, and continuous exchange and feedback throughout the semester.
Module-Exam: Regular written and/or oral contributions to both seminars and a research paper in one of the seminars (10-15 pages).
Attitudes and emotions (e.g. hope, resentment, fear) are not only of individual importance, but also of social and political relevance. On the basis of philosophical theories of individual and collective emotions we will discuss the role of emotions like anger, indignation, and resentment within the social realm. Emotions expressed in the public sphere (e.g. in social movements, protests, media, art) are analysed regarding their diagnostical as well as their evaluative, critical, and transformatory roles within society. The ambivalent role of public anger on the one hand expressing emancipatory claims and on the other expressing hatred and ressentiments against certain social groups will be discussed. Emotions and their expressions as well as evaluations of emotions are analysed as well as critically assessed. How can public emotions be evaluated, critizised or legitimized?
The course adopts a philosophical, conceptual and argumentative approach to the analysis and evaluation of current examples and expressions of collective emotions (e.g. in protest-movements) in the EU (and beyond).
Cherry, Myisha (2018): "The Errors and Limitations of Our ‘Anger-Evaluating’ Ways". In: Cherry, Myisha/Flanagan, Owen (Eds.): The Moral Psychology of Anger. London/New York: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 49–65.
Hochschild, Arlie (2016): Strangers in their own Land. Anger and Mourning on the American Right. New York: The New Press
MacLachlan, Alice (2010): "Unreasonable Resentments". In: Journal of Social Philosophy, Vol. 41 No. 4, pp. 422–441.
Mishra, Pankaj: The Age of Anger. A History of the Present. 2017
Nussbaum, Martha: Anger and Forgiveness. Resentment, Generosity, Justice, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016
Reichold, Anne (2017): "Resentment and Societal Transformation: A Rule-Related Argument against Martha Nussbaum’s Critique of Anger". In: Brunkhorst, Hauke, Dragica Vujadinovic, Tanasije Marinkovic (Eds.): European Democracy in Crisis: Polities under Challenge and Social Movements. Utrecht: Eleven International Publishing, pp. 167–187.
Scheler, Max (1998): Ressentiment. Milwaukee Wisconsin: Marquette University Press.
Smith, Angela (2013): "Moral Blame and Moral Protest". In: Coates, D. Justin/Tognazzini, Neal A. (Eds.): Blame: Its Nature and Norms. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 27–48.
Stockdale, Katie (2013): "Collective Resentment". In: Social Theory and Practice, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 501–521.
Strawson, Peter F. (2008): "Freedom and Resentment". In: Strawson, Peter F.: Freedom and Resentment and Other Essays. London/New York: Routledge, pp. 1–28.
In this course, we survey recent philosophical literature on equality as a political value, we investigate the state of play regarding equality and inequality (in their many forms and guises) in the European Union, and we formulate assessments of the relevant policies of and within the EU to address problems of inequality. We will likely concentrate on economic inequality and unequal access to education and health care, but this is open to suggestions and preferences of participants. The focus of readings and discussions will be on normative arguments regarding equality as a pillar of justice. At the same time, we will incorporate empirical data and engage in policy analysis and assessment in order to either apply or modify the more abstract philosophical arguments.
Participants in this course will practice reconstructing as well as constructing normative arguments, they will engage in conceptual analysis just as much as in non-ideal political philosophy, and they will be asked to form reasoned views both on the nature and significance of inequality in the EU and on avenues for amelioration of political institutions and practices.
Anderson, Elizabeth S. (1999): "What Is the Point of Equality?" Ethics 109 (2): 287–337.
Beckfield, Jason (2019): Unequal Europe – Regional Integration and the Rise of European Inequality. New York: Oxford University Press.
Cohen, Gerald A. (2009): Rescuing Justice and Equality. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Frankfurt, Harry (1987): "Equality As a Moral Ideal." Ethics 98 (1): 21–43.
Sangiovanni, Andrea (2007): "Global Justice, Reciprocity, and the State." Philosophy & Public Affairs 35 (1): 3–39.
Scanlon, Thomas M. (2018): Why Does Inequality Matter? Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
The major aim of this Seminar is to provide students with in-depth knowledge and robust skills on the basis of which to develop an informed understanding of minority rights in Europe in the 21st Century. We will ask why ethno-cultural minorities are seen as a ‘problem’ by tracing ethnocultural diversity and governments’ treatment of minorities from the beginning. We will investigate who are the ethno-cultural minorities that need protection today? We will analyse the minority rights regime that emerged in the 20th Century by examining the different approaches to managing diversity at the international level. We will try to understand what is a special right to protection, and why should governments agree to protect some when not others? We will ask whether multilateralism is effective enough in implementing minority rights, and why there are so-called ‘black holes’ in Europe where rights of ethno-cultural minorities are disregarded. Finally, we will examine how governments have attempted to implement minority rights at the national level by examining the most important minority rights in areas, such as selfidentification, meducation, language use, political participation and degrees of self-government.
The approach of the Seminar is multi-disciplinary. Minority rights will be examined from the
perspectives of political science and law, including international human rights law and
international relations studies, political theory, political sociology and cultural studies. The
Seminar will familiarize students with critical and post-structural methods of analysis through
the reading and discussion of key texts.
The specific objectives of the Seminar are to enable students to:
1. Place the existence of ethno-cultural minorities in the wider context of European
history/politics and the practice of European intergovernmental cooperation;
2. Understand, critically analyse and evaluate contemporary debates about minority rights
3. Understand the political and ethical implications of academic research in relation to
4. Understand how minority claims are made and addressed in practice.
The Seminar is taught once a week by the Course Director. It will consist of lectures, discussions,
short student summaries, non-teaching weeks for individual research in preparation for exam
paper and presentations based on individual research projects. Students will be expected to
read/access assigned texts and media..
One of the key questions facing contemporary societies is how to accommodate and ultimately integrate communities whose ethnic backgrounds, religions, or languages, are different from those of the majority populations. Most states have on their territory ethnic minority groups or are impacted by migratory flows that increase the ethno-cultural heterogeneity of their population. Multiculturalism has been one of the most prominent responses to this question, with many countries adopting various policies and strategies in this respect; nonetheless, multicultural approaches are not without their critics, both from within academic and policy-making spheres.
This course proposes an examination of the theoretical and practical implications of multiculturalism for minority groups and will cover the main topics relating to the integration of ethnic and national minorities. The course will enquire how political institutions at various levels have addressed the issue of diversity and will examine various special measures, such as linguistic rights, minority participation in public life, minority education – to name just a few, which will be discussed both in light of their theoretical underpinnings but also of their practical effect on the integration of national minorities. At the same time, the course will address the impact of recent phenomena on minority populations, such as the rise of hate speech and populist politics.
At the end of the course, students will have gained a thorough understanding of the key concepts related to multiculturalism and multicultural policies and will have acquired the theoretical skills needed to make an informed judgment on these issues. The course will combine insights from political science, political theory, law, and sociology, and will make use of a range of case studies (e.g. the case of the Roma minority, the Danish minority in Germany etc) to illustrate the topics covered.
Internships & Summer Schools
If you fulfil the following requirements, your internship can be accepted as an elective course:
- the internship has to be related to the study programme
- you have talked about doing the internship with the Coordinator of M.A. European Studies before the start of the internship
- it was carried out after the beginning of your master studies in European Studies
- it was a full-time internship of at least three weeks
- your participation can be confirmed by a reference letter or certificate
- after completing your internship, you have to write a report of 7-10 pages which will be graded by the head of studies.
Your internship is worth 5 ECTS. Since it is graded on the basis of passed/failed the grade cannot be considered for your final average grade on your diploma (which indicates your overall performance in the master). Acknowledgement of your internship is voluntary, you have to decide yourself whether you prefer to take an elective course which is graded within the regular grading system and will affect your final average grade or not.
We encourage our students to take part in summer schools and do an internship. Please find all the relevant information on this page.
For any questions not covered here, please contact Programme Coordinator
The following list is supposed to give you an idea as to where you can apply for an internship:
- Association of European Border Regions (AEBR)
- ECMI - European Centre for Minority Issues
- European Court of Justice (ECJ)
- European Ombudsman
- Regional Ombudsman
- European Parliament
- European Commission
- EuroBrussels.com (job search)
- Regional Representatives
- Lobbyist groups
- National Representatives
Please find the respective documents to apply for and certify an internship/summer school on the Formspage, where you can also find a form for the final report on your internship/summer school.
Before starting your internship please contact Coordinator of the M.A. European Studies programme coordinator Dr. L. Asarite-Schmidt and submit one of the respective forms:
Otherwise, acceptance of your internship/summer school cannot be guaranteed.
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The European Studies lecturers, students and programme administration of the Europa-Universität Flensburg agreed on the following academic writing guidelines. The guide provides information on all formal and academic standards. Students are supposed to acquire the contents independently. Written assignments are graded under the expectation that students took note of the guidelines and applied them correspondingly.
For further assistance in academic writing, students can make use of the courses, workshops and individual consultations that are offered by TextLab!
Examination and Study Regulations (PO)
The "Rules and Regulations on Grading and Examinations of Europa-Universität Flensburg for the European Studies Master's Programme" are the legal framework of the Master's programme (German: "Prüfungsordnung der Universität Flensburg für den Masterstudiengang 'European Studies'").
- The Examination and Study Regulations 2019 are valid for all students admitted for or after Autumn semester 2019/2020!
Please be aware that the German version is the legally binding version, while the English one is provided for better comprehension purposes (for those who do not speak German).
Requirements for exams and term papers
- Please make sure that you are registered for the exam! The appropriate dates for registration can be found on the University website.
- Please note: For your own safety be sure to print out the PDF of your registered exams list as this will prevent any problems arising.
- Please be present at least 15 minutes before the exam begins
- It is vital that you bring your student ID with matriculation number with you as you will need this to sign into the exam.
- With every term paper, the "Anti-Plagiarism Declaration", available here, has to be added, filled in and signed!
- For all other matters, please follow the instructions given by your lecturer
Absence, Withdrawal, Cheating, Rule Infringements:
§ 9 Absence, Withdrawal, Cheating, Rule Infringements
An examination is graded as "fail" if the candidate fails to appear for an examination without appropriate reasons or withdraws from the examination after it has begun without proper explanation. The same is true if a written examination is not completed within the period foreseen for its completion.
The reasons for failure to appear, failed submission, or withdrawal must be presented to the examination committee immediately in written form and made plausible. In case of illness, a medical certificate might be required. If the explanation is accepted, a new date is planned. In such a case, the already completed exam results are to be included in the final grade.
If the candidate attempts to influence the result of an exam by cheating or using inadmissible aids, the relevant examination will be graded as "insufficient." A serious case of cheating is any form of plagiarism, in particular Internet plagiarism. If a case of plagiarism is established by the examination committee, the candidate can be excluded from taking part in any further examinations in the European Studies program." (§ 9 PO "European Studies" no. 1-3)
For further information see theexamination regulation.
Repeating an exam:
§ 11 Repetition
Examinations that have not been passed can be repeated once, and in justified cases a second time with the permission of the examination committee." (§ 11 PO "European Studies" no.1 para.1)
This means that for a third attempt you have to send a request to the Examination Board (Examination Committee) complying with the regulations in § 11 PO "European Studies" no.1 para.1. A third attempt is considered an exception, not a normal case.
For further information see theexamination regulation.
On this page you will find the relevant information about writing your master thesis.
You have to be registered as a student at Europa-Universität Flensburg until the day of your oral defence of the Master's thesis. This means that you have to re-matriculate as a student also when writing your Master's thesis. Not re-matriculating will lead to your removal from the register of students. That means that you may not be able to finish your studies.
Following the "European studies" examination regulation Part III, you have to add a declaration to your Master's thesis which states that you wrote the thesis yourself and only used the sources listed in it. You can use the example that we provide on this web site on the Forms page ("Anti-Plagiarism Declaration"). Do not forget to fill it in and sign it!
Master Colloquium (5 SWS = 75 hours)
Participation in the master colloquium is mandatory.
Total work load of 75 hours is divided in 30 contact hours (seminar) + 45 hours self-study (home assignments).
The Master's Colloquium will focus on:
- Time management skills
- Refreshing research and writing skills
- Refreshing presentations skills, giving feedback and evaluating
- Presentation of your research
- Writing a project plan and a literature review
- Joint poster presentation session
To pass the MA Colloquium, you have to:
- Attend it 4 times
- Hand in a project plan
- Hand in a literature review
- Hold an individual presentation
- Do a poster presentation
Please note: NO PASS, NO DIPLOMA!
You must be registered as a student at Europa-Universität Flensburg until the day of your last examination, which is the oral defence of the Master's thesis. This means that you have to re-register as a student also when writing your Master's thesis.
The minimum time for processing a thesis (from registration to handing-in) may not undercut ½ of the total allotted time. This is regardless of which PO (rules and regulations) is valid for you.
Should you want to submit your thesis before the official date given in your confirmation from the examination office, please be advised that this is not possible before a minimum of 3 months from date of registration have passed.
Very important: Following the "European studies" examination regulation (§18 PO "European Studies" no. 8), you must add a declaration to your Master's thesis which states that you wrote the thesis yourself and only used the sources listed in it. You can use the example that we provide on this website on the Forms page ("Anti-Plagiarism Declaration"). Do not forget to fill it in and sign it!
Application Master's Thesis
For a Master's thesis at the EUF, you need two supervisors. They may be professors or research assistants or other lecturers. The only requirement is that one of the supervisors - either the first or the second one - has to be a professor. Both supervisors need to agree on the supervision and the title and sign the application form.
Before you start writing your master's thesis in either case, you have to apply for it by filling in the application form and handing it in at the examination office. After finishing your application you have six months to write your thesis. For the application you need to prove that you achieved an amount of 90 CP during your studies. If you intend to start writing your master's thesis before having achieved the necessary 90 CP, you have to send a request to the examination board an receive their approval.
The list of former Master's theses already written can give you an idea of what to write about.
This next section provides you an insight into who you can choose to be your supervisor, and their field of academic interest.
Identifying who can be your supervisor may seem a difficult task. For this reason, the table below has been created to help you. See who could be your potential supervisor by matching them to your area of interest.
Please use Studiport to register/deregister for courses/exams, print your transcripts and check your classrooms.
Below you can find the Studiport Presentation delivered during the Orientation Week 2017:
This databank provides information about activities that are available for students at the Europa-Universität Flensburg. It contains names, links and contact information so that the students can search through and find activities that they are interested in. Furthermore, much of the activities can be seen from different perspectives - so that they interlink. When you, as a student are looking to see what is on offer, you may decide that you would like to do some voluntary work, this will inevitably link with personal development, which is why there are links between each of the categories and activities.
The idea of the fuse is that, by you being in a club, community or extracurricular activity this activity will envigorate you and your environment. It provides a space, allowing you to develop according to what you want for you. All of which contributes to your experience in Flensburg, and your skill set. Also, the support networks will help prevent any short fuses!
Follow this link for more information on the FUSE!