Information for enrolled students
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 This information is supplied for your convenience but may be out of date. Please checkfor valid times, dates and when courses start. For registration dates please refer to the University Homepage.
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 CP that must achieved this semester.
How to find lecture rooms
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.
Lecturers usually hand out course syllabi in their first sessions.
For general course information, please refer to 'Remarks' on Studiport which we update regularly.
Spring semester 2018 important info!
No classes will take place on the following dates:
March 30th, 2018
April 2nd, 2018
May 1st, 10th and 21st, 2018
There will be a spring break (no classes): April 3rd - 6th, 2018
Guidelines for Academic Writing
The European Studies lecturers, students and programme administration of the EUF 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.
Courses for Academic Writing
For further assistance in academic writing, students can make use of the courses, workshops and individual consultations that are offered by MeQS. Klickfor more information.
Curriculum & Module Catalogue
Below you can find the EUS MA curriculum:
The module catalogues contain the descriptions of all modules and individual courses.
Internships & Summer Schools
Information on Internships
If you fulfill the following requirements, your internship can be accepted as an elective course:
- the internship has to be related to the study programme
- it was carried out after the beginning of your master studies in EUS
- it was a full-time internship of at least four 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.
Information on Summer Schools
If you fulfill the following requirements, your participation in a summer school can be accepted as an elective course:
- the content of the summer school demonstrably fits to the study programme in European Studies at Europa-Universität Flensburg
- the courses taken are evidently on a master level
Independent of how many credits the course is worth in total according to the university hosting the summer school, a maximum of 5 CP will be accredited for it. The summer school counts as part of the 15 CP in the third semester reserved for electives. No grade for these 5 CP will appear in the transcript.
Institutions and Organizations offering Internships
The following list is supposed to give you an idea as to where you can apply for an internship:
- Regional Representatives
- Lobbyist groups
- National Representatives
Please find the respective documents to apply for and certify an internship/summer school on thepage, where you can also find a form for the final report on your internship/summer school.
Before starting your internship please contact the Head of Studies of the European Studies programme and hand in this form ("Application for an Extracurricular Internship"/"Application for an Extracurricular Summer School"). Otherwise acceptance of your internship/summer school cannot be guaranteed.
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Information about the Master Thesis
On this page you will find the relevant information about writing your master thesis. Questions like "When and how to register?" or "What is the 4th semester reserved for?" will find their answers in the sections below.
Please fill in the corresponding form available onand hand it in to Mrs. Karin Drenkow.
On October 1st, 2014 the examination
The minimum time for processing a thesis (from registration to handing-in) may now not undercut ½ of the total allotted time.
|1st supervisor: Any lecturer (minimum: PhD degree) of the University of Flensburg, or a lecturer that has taught a course for EUS of the SDU in Sonderburg.|
2nd supervisor: Any lecturer of the MA European Studies programme (including external lecturers).
You have to 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-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 thePart II, 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 page ("Anti-Plagiarism Declaration"). Do not forget to fill it in and sign it!
4th Semester - Master Colloquium
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 30 contact hours refer to monthly meetings in March, April, May and June.
Several different groups which will run in parallel will be offered, focusing on:
- Time management skills
- Refreshing research and writing skills
- Refreshing presentations skills, giving feedback and evaluating
- Presentation of your research
- Joint poster presentation session (together)
Assignments to be completed during the fourth semester in the framework of the Colloquium:
- Until April Meeting: Hand-in of project plan, including a detailed time table, description of planned project, structure of the thesis, open questions;
- Until May Meeting: Hand-in of Literature review, reflecting the state of the art in your field of research. Identify gaps in literature. Presentation of your project, in particular your research question and how you seek to answer it (approach it);
- June Meeting: Joint Poster Presentation.
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!
Master Thesis - For students admitted before winter semester 2012/2013
Youmust 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 thepage ("Anti-Plagiarism Declaration"). Do not forget to fill it in and sign it!
Application Master's Thesis
There are two approaches towards the Master's thesis, depending on whether you will receive the degree (a) from Europa-Universität Flensburg or the dual degree (b) in cooperation with the Syddansk Universitet (SDU).
a) 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 (available on ).
b) See details for SDU Requirements below
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.
Please keep in mind that, although the SDU only demands one digital copy, you have to submit three CDs to also comply with German regulations.
You need only one supervisor (either from EUF or SDU). The second supervisor has to be an external supervisor and will be assigned by SDU.
For more information, please refer to:
Additional requirements regarding page design:
Average page: 2100 characters incl. spaces
The title page has to include:
- Total number of characters incl. spaces
- Total number of average pages, means: Total number of characters incl. spaces /2100
Master's theses titles
The list of former Master's theses already written can give you an idea of what to write about.
- A question of legitimacy - Public funding of the German and Danish minority in the German-Danish border region
- Cluster Analysis in the Danish-German Border Region
- Creation and Alignment of Innovation, Dynamic Capabilities and Routines Strategic Innovation Management in Small Service Companies
- Cross-border Commuters
- Regional Innovation System and the Business Service sector: Catalonia
- Regional Innovation Systems in Transition Societies: Latvia in a Comparative Perspective
- The EU's Self-Image as a Global Player and its Perception in Third Countries
- The limits of International Economic Integration
- Common Agriculture Policy and Its Implication for China
- Cross-Cultural Study of Economics of Language Amongst Multilingual European Union Citizens, Candidate Citizens and Potential Candidate Citizens
- EGTC - new forms for cross-border region building - Case study on the applicability of an EGTC for region Sonderjylland-Schleswig
- Europe in the 21st Century: Between Scylla and Charybdis?
- Harmonizing Europe: The Question of Regional Innovation in Istanbul
- Justice and Home Affairs in the EU
- Problems of legitimization of a European constitution against the background of contemporary concepts of identity
- Social Integration in Multicultural Context - from France's Headscarf Affair to China's Minority Policies
- Supply Chain Operations Reference Model - A Practical Application Analysis
- Territorial Integrity versus Self-determination - The Kosovo and South Ossetia cases -
- The Geopolitical Implications of the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP)
- Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) at Philips
- A comparison of Economic models between China and India
- A Political Economy Approach to the Stability and Growth Pact: With Special Emphasis on the Recent Crisis
- Bilateralism vs. Multilateralism in European Development Policy - illustrated by the case of Germany and Denmark
- Burden-Sharing system for asylum seekers in the European Union: The Case of physical dispersal in Germany
- Central Asia and the EU - A new partnership?
- China's Response to the EUs Trade Policy Review
- Combat organized crime in Europe
- Corporate Culture in International Mergers and Acquisitions: National Cultures, Conflicts and Integration
- Economic Politics Advisory
- EU Regional Policy and Structural funds and its Effects to Turkey
- European Dimension of Youth Media Protection. A comparative analysis of age classification systems for video games and films
- European Regionalization: Klaipeda/Memel and the German Heritage
- Europeaness: Gender and European Cultural Identity Past and Present
- Impact of EC Law on European Football Regulations
- International trade and the spatial distribution of labour and production in the EU: Bulgaria in the regional structure of the European integration
- Mapping the Paradigmatic Foreign Policy Positions of Russia and the EU
- Nordic SMEs in China - Public policy issues
- Political conditionality in EU development policies
- Political Participation of National Minorities in Ukraine
- Problems of Legitimization of the EU Agency Frontex
- Public Procurement as an Innovation Policy Tool for Southern Jutland: How does the institutional framework affect the underlying change processes for successful PPI?
- Reciprocity Principle in Minority Policies of Greece and Turkey
- Regional Economic Integration in Central Asia: Political and Economic Approach
- The comparative Analysis of the social Insurance system between Germany and Denmark
- The Emergence of a European Migration Regime and the Exclusion of the Unwanted: Irregular Migration and Asylum in the European Union
- The role of National Parliaments after Lisbon Treaty
- Twenty Years of German-Polish-Cross-border Cooperation - Achievements and Obstacles ( A Survey of the Economic Development)
- Vietnam Economic Relations with the EU
- Vilification of Russians as the 'Alter-Ego' to the West in Electronic Games
- What kind of problems or possibilities do exogenous and endogenous institutions cause in the process of public procurement of innovation in the RIS of Southern Denmark
- Asymmetric Interdependency in the EU-Russia Energy Cooperation ? A Russian Political Weapon?
- Building an ASEAN Economic Community: A comparative perspective relative to the European Union
- Centrally Steered Or Self-organizing? Regional Innovation Systems in South Korea and Germany. A comparison of South Kyongsang and Baden-Württemberg
- Creating a ?European Society?: Borders of media influence
- Cross Border Cooperation as Euroregion: Superfluous formalized cooperation or constructive
- Democratic quality of the European Union/The nature of Democracy of the EU and the Role of its Institutions
- Element of amplified multi-level governance? The case of Sønderjylland-Schleswig"
- Energy Security of the EU: The Role of Turkey in Connecting the EU with Caspian Basin and Middle Eastern Energy Suppliers.
- Ethnic Diversity and Economic Performance: Evidence from the European Union
- EU-INDIA bilateral relationship: From a late awakening to a strategic partnership
- From the Global Agreement to Strategic Partners: The changing agenda for EU-Mexican cooperation
- Government Contributions to Promote Social and Political Trust: Comparison of Chile and Romania
- Implementation of EU?s environmental air protection policies in Poland
- Moving ASEAN Integration forward: Lesson from European Union
- NGOs in EU environmental politics
- Reaching People through Arts and Politics? Should the Commission Fund Public Art to Increase its Visibility within the European Union?
- Right to Seek Asylum in the EU: Different Standards in Unified Europe?
- Standardizing European Education? Student perspective on a unified European student smart card
- Territorial integrity versus self-determination: Dilemma of International Law? Case of Nagorno Karabakh
- The Euromed Partnership: the EU as a realpolitical or a constructivist actor in the South-Mediterranean region. The cases of Egypt and Morocco.
- The Paradox of Economy and Democracy: Does Economic Growth lead to Democracy in Turkey?
- The Rise of Xenophobia? Impacts of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis on Immigration in Spain.
- The role of European conditionality in the changing foreign policy of Turkey with her neighbours. The Cyprus issue.
- Transformed External Relations of the EU
- Union Citizenship in Relation to Third Country Nationals
- What is the impact of the Economic Partnership Agreement on economies in the Carribean?
- Comparative analysis of legal regulation in the European Union and Russia in the field of e-money
- Debunking of Stereotypes about the Oriental Culture on the Example of Political Empowerment of Women
- Does the EU have a Foreign Policy? Between Theory and Practice
- EUROPEAN INTEGRATION IN POST-SOCIALIST COUNTRIES: The Case of Romania and its Bumpy Road from Soviet to European Union
- Kurdish Problem in Turkey and its effects on Turkey-EU Relations
- Making Sense of Public Goods: Public Spaces and Social Change in Naples, Italy
- MAKING THE TRANSITION END? The Social Capital in the Republic of Macedonia and its Impact on the Development of Democratic Institutions
- Migration and the Labour Market: The Case of Greece procurement of innovations
- Promoting awareness on the factors enhancing and hindering the practice of public
- The chances of the EU diplomacy: The case of Latvia
- The contribution of EUREGIO to local Dutch-German integration: governance and policies
- Turkish Women in Germany and France: the 'Other', Inequality and the EU
- Under Pressure: The Turkey - EU - NATO triangle
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The 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.
|Lecturer||Field of research|
Dr. Sergiusz Bober
|Dr. Raul Cârstocea|
|Dr. Ljubica Đorđević-Vidojković |
|Prof. Dr. Tove Malloy|
Dr. Zora Popova
This list will be updated on a constant basis, so make sure to check this page often.
Rules & Regulations (PO)
The Rules&Regulations 2012 are valid for all students admitted for or after Winter Semester 2012/2013.
The (old) Rules&Regulations 2007 apply only to students admitted until and including Winter Semester 2011/2012. Please scroll to bottom of page to access the old examination rules and relevant content (marked "Rules&Regulations 2007"). The Rules&Regulations 2007 will become invalid once the next reaccreditation process is finalized.
During the third semester, students will need to choose elective courses. The required number of credits which will need to be earned through taking elective courses is 15 CP.
The elective courses center around three major topics
- External Relations of the EU
- Concepts of Europe and Politics of the EU
- European Business Economics
In the framework of the partnership agreement with the University of Souther Denmark, students enrolled in EUS programme before winter term 2017/2018 may also choose to take elective courses in Denmark. The total credits earned in Denmark may not exceed 20 CP.
Information about courses and the applicable procedure for registration will be made available before the registration deadline.
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'").
- (legally valid)
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).
- (translation of an older version for your general information)
Exams and Term Papers
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.
- 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, has to be added, filled in and signed!
- For all other matters, please follow the instructions given by your lecturer
Additional requirements for exams and assignments taken at the SDU:
- For Danish exams (written/oral) you need your Danish SDU student card and you have to have it with you on the exam's day.
- The following has to be noted on every page: Surname, name, name of the module, and name of the course.
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 the.
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 the.
Rules & Regulations 2007 are not longer valid having expired on 3. February 2017 (please see German version of Rules & Regulations 2012, § 23, for further information)
Important dates for students such as semester dates, when classes start etc. can be found on the
Please useto 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:
Third semester electives
Registration for electives
Below please find course information as it is available.
In some cases you may find the syllabus of the previous winter term, which will give you an idea of the contents of the course.
ECMI: The European Minority Rights and Minority Protection Regime
K. H. Stumpf: Political ecology and sustainability
Societies in Europe face a number of ecological, economic and social challenges, questioning their sustainability. The seminar addresses some of the most pressing current ecological crises, such as climate change and biodiversity loss, and discusses different approaches of analysing their societal and economic causes. Different political responses, both bottom up and top down, are discussed. These include environmental and sustainability policies of the European Union, the idea of a "Green Economy", as well as initiatives from below such as the Transition Towns movement or the Degrowth movement.
For a constructive seminar, students are expected to read the preparatory texts, participate actively and contribute to the facilitation of sessions. The assessment for this course takes the form of a term paper.
W. Wodarg: Council of Europe
Seminar Council of Europe
The seminar on the Council of Europe gives the opportunity to experience, how the core values of a bigger Europe are shaped and safeguarded by its democratic bodies.
We shall discuss principles, structures and procedures of this democratic motor for building a bigger and sustainable Europe based on the principles of human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
Students will get a training as parliamentarians and will be encouraged to develop ideas for a better Europe and learn how to fight for them in a parliamentary assembly.
Finally we shall visit the national parliament in Berlin and have some exchanges with its representatives on European politics.
Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg
(Former MP (Bundestag) and Hon. Member of PACE/COE)
S. Wulk: The EU: External Relations
In this course we will look at the EU’s external relations from an historical as well as contemporary perspective. We will look at the evolution of the EU’s foreign policy and then delve into its current outlook, dimensions and scope. Further, we will look at the academic debate surrounding the topic of the EU’s global actorness and discuss in how far the EU can be considered a global power.