Programme Structure

Our curriculum is divided into several themes, all of which examine Europe from a different perspective. 

By combining mandatory and elective modules, the programme offers the students various areas of interests through multiple courses. This variety can strengthen the students' academic portfolios and constitute an asset in securing future jobs.

(To see a detailed curriculum, please access this page: Curriculum)

Master Thesis

Master Colloquium

During the Master Colloquium students will present methodology and content of the subject of their own Master´s thesis. This approach encourages critical reflection and an interchange amongst students. Independent scientific work, the use of research methods and their application is promoted. The Master's colloquium also helps students to gain an idea of working in academic fields.

During the colloquium, students shall also assess and compare the state of their own academic performance. Feedback helps to increase motivation and leads to a more productive analysis of the topic and encourages compliance with the time frame of the work.

Furthermore, competences acquired during the studies will be practised and applied to appropriate and continuing criticism.

Master Thesis

Based on a central theme, students shall demonstrate their ability to produce independent scientific work by mastering the application of research methods in answering their research question. This will be achieved through the integration of models and theories from the various programme disciplines, as well as thorough analysis and reflection on one's own topic. The Master thesis will also demonstrate that students are capable of independently solving a problem within a set time frame, using scientific methods and can present the results in an adequate manner.

In the defense students will present the main findings and hypotheses of the thesis in the form of an oral presentation and a subsequent discussion. The duration of defense is usually one hour.


Likewise the language of instruction in each module, all examinations are in English. Each seminar and lecture is completed with a written or oral examination. Written examinations are exams, (term) papers and reports. Oral examinations are presentations, individual examinations and defenses. Some seminars combine both forms, e.g. 'paper + defense' or 'presentation + written paper'. You can find all details in the curriculum.