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Information on the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

You will find all specific information based on the Corona Act, about the existing and new regulations regarding teaching, exams, and general operations at Europa-University Flensburg (COVID-19).

Information for enrolled students

Schedules

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 This information is supplied for your convenience but may be out of date.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 check Studiport for valid times, dates, rooms and when courses start. For registration dates please refer to the University Homepage.

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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.

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.

 Campus map here.

Syllabi

Lecturers usually hand out course syllabi in their first sessions.

For general course information, please refer to 'Remarks' on Studiport.

Semester dates

Semester dates

Important dates for students such as semester dates, when classes start etc. can be found on the University Homepage

Curriculum & Module Catalogue

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The module catalogue contains descriptions of all modules as well as individual courses.

Third semester electives

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Course information

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.

Modul 8 - Transformation of European Economics (Prof. Dr. U. Glassmann)

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)

Modul 10 - Current topics in EU law and politics (Prof. Dr. A-K. Mangold & Prof. Dr. U. Puetter)

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.

Modul 11 (1st Option) - External Relations of the EU (K. Frankenthal M.A/M.Sc.)

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.

Modul 11 (2nd Option) - Populists, People, Power-Elites: EU Relations on the Move (Prof. Dr. G. Grözinger & Prof. Dr. H. Brunkhorst)

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.

Modul 13 - Value conflicts in a European Societies: The impact of social media on value (Prof. Dr. M. Eigmüller)

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.

First Readings

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.

Modul 14 - Social and Political Philosophy of Europe: Current Topics and Debates (Prof. Dr. A. Reichold & Prof. Dr. D.P. Schweikard)

(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).

Sub-Module 14a: Social Philosophy of Europe - The Role of Emotions in the Social Realm (Prof. Dr. A. Reichold)

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).

Preliminary Bibliography

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.

Sub-Modul 14b: Political Philosophy of Europe: Inequality in the EU (Prof. Dr. D.P. Schweikard)

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.

Preliminary Bibliography

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.

Modul 15 (1st Option) - European Minority Rights in Theory and Practice (Prof. Dr. T. H. Malloy)

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

and multilateralism;

3. Understand the political and ethical implications of academic research in relation to

minority issues;

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..

Modul 15 (2nd Option) - Minorities and Multiculturalism (Prof. Dr. V. Pettai)

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

Information on Internships

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. EUS before the start of the internship
  • it was carried out after the beginning of your master studies in EUS
  • 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.

Information on Summer Schools

Institutions and Organizations offering Internships

The following list is supposed to give you an idea as to where you can apply for an internship:

Through this website you will access other websites which are not under the control of the International Institute of Management of Europa-Universität Flensburg. Links to external, or third party websites, are provided for visitors' convenience. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them. When visiting external websites, users should review those websites' privacy policies and other terms of use to learn more about, what, why and how they collect and use any personally identifiable information.

 

 

Important Information

Please find the respective documents to apply for and certify an internship/summer school on the Forms page, 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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Academic Writing

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.

Academic Writing Guide

General overview of rules & regulations for academic writing

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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 TextLab!. Klick here for more information.

Rules & Regulations (PO)

Rules & Regulations 2019

  • Please take in consideration that starting from September 2019 new examination regulations and curriculum will be in force. The english version will be uploaded soon.

    Follow the link to find the (German) version of Rules & Regulations 2019 and the module catalogues. Please pay attention to the correct version which was valid at the beginning of your studies.

The Rules & Regulations 2019 are valid for all students admitted for or after Autumn semester 2019/2020!

Rules & Regulations 2012

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.

Elective Courses

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

  1. External Relations of the EU
  2. Concepts of Europe and Politics of the EU
  3. 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.

Examination Regulations

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'").

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).

  • English version (translation of an older version for your general information)

Exams and Term Papers

Requirements for exams and term papers

Exams:

- 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.

 

Term papers:

- 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

Additional requirements for exams and assignments taken at the SDU:

Exams:

- 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.

 

Term papers:

- 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 examination 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 the examination regulation.

Master Thesis

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. 

Registration timeline

RegistrationTimelineSupervisors

Please fill in the corresponding form available on this page and hand it in to Mrs. Karin Drenkow.

On October 1st, 2014 the examination 
committee of the Institute has resolved
that at most 4-6 weeks may pass between the initial topic discussion with your supervisors and the registration of the thesis (at the examination office).

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 Europa-University of Flensburg.

2nd supervisor: Any lecturer of the MA European Studies programme (including external lecturers).

Important!

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 the "European studies" examination regulation Part 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 Forms 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:

  1. Attend it 4 times
  2. Hand in a project plan
  3. Hand in a literature review
  4. Hold an individual presentation
  5. Do a poster presentation

Please note: NO PASS, NO DIPLOMA!

Master Thesis - For students admitted before winter semester 2012/2013

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.

Timeline

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.

Anti-Plagiarism Declaration

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 (available on this page).

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.

Master's theses titles

The list of former Master's theses already written can give you an idea of what to write about.

2019

How does the digitalization of the workplace affect psychological wellbeing? - A quantitative analysis

Citzizenship in the European Union: proud bastion of state sovereignty or incomplete integration project

The impact of the left-wing in the rise of the ultra right-wing. The case studies of Germany, Hungary and Finland

EU Civilian Missions in post-conflict countries and their impact on the rule of law

Rule of Law and Development: Albania's Justice Reform as a Milestone towards EU Integration

The Council of Europe's decisions and their impact on legislation and Political economy of the EU and Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus in the field of Data Privacy and Artificial Intelligence

The impact of Media on Majority-Minority Relations pre-and post-Migrant Crisis

The Eastern Partnership and Russian Influence as Forms of Soft Power in Azerbaijan and Ukraine

The EU-Central Asia Relations in Light of The New Strategy

The case of Bosnian-Herzegovinian diaspora: Exploring Migration Tendencies and Integration Perspectives in Baden-Württemberg and Schleswig-Holstein

Euroregions and cross-border cooperation

Reassessing the Concept of Populism in Europe

The role of mass media in the construction of public opinion about migrants in Germany and the UK: common beliefs and reality

Global Climate Governance: EU leadership and impact.

What boundaries do European Union policies create for asylum seekers?

Local Currencies in the United Kingdom: The failure and success of Alternative Trading Systems

Reassessing the construction of gender inequality through mass media: the cases of Germany and Russia

The origins of Central and Eastern European 'illiberal' revolution after the Eastern enlargement of the European Union: a Polish case

Promoting the environmental revolution? EU external relations and energy transition in developing countries

Education and social cohesion in multiethnic communities of Georgia

The Impact of social modernization on emigration: A comparative case study of economically modernized Spanish and Italian regions

EU-Nigeria and Migration policy: An Obstructor or Enabler of the trafficking of Nigerian women to Europe?

The Trajectory of the Brexit Vote on European Capital Market

Influence of Deliberative Democracy on the Political Culture of Hungary

2018

Unemployment in Europe

Acceptance of LGBT Rights in the European Union

The Economy for Common Good, an European grassroots initiatives with a future in Asia?

Post-Brexit EU Integration: Examining the Impact of the British decision to withdraw from the European Union on vertical integration among the remaining Member States

A New Wave of Intra-European Migration?: The case of Spain and Germany

Metamorphosis of Europe? Franco-German Energy and Climate Politics and European Integration

Empowerment of Romani Women in FYR Macedonia

Selection of Right B2B-Customers for NPD-process: applying to Lead User method

CSR Strategy Implementation through Transnational Company Agreements

The integration of female refugees in Germany

The European Union Cyber Security and Protection of Human Rights

It is Time for Gender Equality - The French Case of the 35-Hour Working Week

Europe in Transition. Sustainability Approaches by the European Union and the Transition Town Movement

Innovation in Europe and the role of the Horizon 2020 program

Europeanization of Western Balkans: Kosovo's challenges on the Rule of Law Reform

Understanding the AfD breakthrough in the 2017 German federal election

Digital Transformation: The Fourth industrial Revolution (industrie 4.0)

Minority Languages in the European Union and their Protections

Limitations of Soft Power: EU's vague influence in Western Balkans

Distributing Communal Wealth

The role of community integration on state security and social stability. The case of Kosovo

The refugee crisis as a challenge to the European Union

An ever stronger Union in International Relations and the use of Sanctions

Labour Market Liberalisation in France and Germany: A Comparison

Unaccompanied Minors on the Move. The European Response to the Violation of Children's Rights.

Export or consumption-led growth: a statistical analysis of how much the government orientation matters

How international students perceive their higher educational achievements and prospects in Germany? A case study on Bangladeshi students in Germany

Russian migrants in Europe: reasons for mobility and issues of integration in the European social environment

Linking the Labor Market to Education: The Case of Turkey

The EU after Lisbon Treaty. Sovereignty in Disguise

Changes in the Bundestag political agenda and radicalization of the electorate as a consequence of migration processes

One Belt One Road Initiative: the European Union's perception of the partnership with People's Republic of China.

Europe of the Regions and the secessionist movements in Flanders and Catalonia

Higher education and job mismatch on the Bulgarian labour market

Effectiveness of EU development funds in East Africa

From Semi-authoritarian states to European-style democracies, the cases of Georgia and Ukraine

Youth Unemployment in Western Balkan Countries and how is Unemployment Affecting these countries Joining EU?

How terrorism stopped in the case of IRA, ETA? - Comparative analysis between IRA and ETA.

Gender Equality in Ukraine in Law and Practice

Deliberative Democracy and Social Media

The role of democracy and human rights in Turkey-EU relations under the AKP rule

Evaluation of DCFTA and its impact on Small and Medium Enterprises in transitional democracies: The case of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova

Challenges and Opportunities for Small and Medium Airlines in the EU. Case Study: Czech Airlines vs. Air Berlin

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Job Guarantee for Kosovo

European Neighbourhood Policy: the future of the Eastern Partnership

Are the various peacebuilding programs implemented by the European Union promoting conflict resolution in South Sudan? A mixed method research through a feminist theory perspective.

Sugar quotas in the European Union - The effect on sustainable development

The EU's role in climate change negotiations within the United Nations framework

Counter Argumentations of Right-Wing Groups in the United Kingdom - A Research on the Economic Policies and the Movements

The Role of Jihadist Role Models in the Recruitment of Radicals: An Analysis of ISIS's propaganda.

The influence of the European Union on Georgia and on Georgian conflicts.

Lifestyle and the Creative Class

Fostering Equality in Kosovo: the Role of Civil Society and of the European Union for Combating Gender Discrimination

Euroscepticism and de-bordering: the Italian case of the 5 Stars Movement Party

Socio Economic integration of Third-Country Nationals into the EU: The Case of Cameroonian Immigrant in Germany

The Regulatory Approach to Prostitution in Germany from a European Perspective. A Policy Analysis of the German Prostituion Act 2002

The EU's Conception of Security and Defence. Questioning the success of EU and NATO Missions

Protection of Intellectual Property Rights and Fundamental Rights of the EU

2017

To what extent does the European Union resemble a state?

Higher Education Policy in France & Germany: Tendencies towards a Shared Framework vs National Traditions

Cross-Border Cooperation in the Catalan Cross-Border Area

The Role of Immigration/Xenophobia in the UK's EU Referendum

Political transition and integration stages of Albaniz to the European Union

European Women in Politics: Shattering the Glass Ceiling with Stricter EU Measures

Europe Schools between Competition and Inclusiveness

The EU in Ukrainian discourses

Political Participation Mechanisms of Territorial Autonomies - the case of Gagauzia

The Rights of Asylum Seekers within the Schengen Area

How Islamic Radicalization turns into Islamic Terrorism among Muslim Minorities

The Concept of Identity in the Discourse on European Identity

The cultural identity of citizens with a migrant background in Germany

Western and Eastern European Populism compared. The Cases of France and Hungary

The Rise of Separatist Sentiment in Catalonia, 2005-2016: Searching for Explanations

Legal Aspects of Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. The EU - UNESCO Cooperation

EU as a global non-proliferation actor: the case of Iran nuclear deal

BREXIT and Bourdieu: How important was the role of class in the British vote to leave the European Union

The EU as a Maritime Security Actor in the Mediterranean Sea

Beyond Catch and Release: An Analysis of the EU Naval Force's Disruption and Deterrence of Somalian Piracy

Comparative analysis of immigration policies and welfare regimes in EU

On the Political Economy of European Foreign Trade Policy - A Case Study of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and West Africa

The change of the EU image in Belarusian media

Hopes and fears on Ireland: A critical discourse analysis of Irish media coverage on a United Ireland whilst Brexit

Distortion of reality by usage of powerful rhetoric against refugees: A comparative analysis of speeches by Alternative für Deutschland and Partij voor de Vrijheid

Russia's invasion in Crimea and integration of Ukraine with the EU

Health in the European Union: the Role of the Lobby Groups in the Implementation of eHealth

The principle of subsidiarity in EU. What are the benefits and drawbacks of the application of subsidiarity principle in enhancing democracy in the EU?

The European Union's Influence on the Fight against human rights violations in Mexico

Georgia towards Democratization and Europeanization, the Eastern Partnership Initiative and its benefits

Promoting European identity abroad through public diplomacy: The case of EUNIC in Brazil

Social and cultural integration of refugee migrants from Syria. Case study: Flensburg and Sonderborg

Supervisor Master Thesis

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.

List of Supervisors

LecturerField of research

Dr. Sergiusz Bober

  • National and ethnic minorities in post-1989 East-Central Europe
  • Nationalist discourses and ideologies in contemporary Europe
  • Federalism and multi-ethnic societies
  • Regional and regionalist political parties in contemporary Europe
Prof. Dr. Hauke Brunkhorst
  • European politics
  • Constituionalism
  • Public sphere
  • Social movements
Dr. Sören Carlson
  • Education
  • European society formation/horizontal Europeanization
  • Intra-European migration/mobility
  • Social class/social inequality
Dr. Andreea Cârstocea 
  • Political representation of national minorities
  • Participation of national minorities in public life
  • Nationalism
  • Roma issues, in particular access to education and participation in public life
  • Race and racism
Dr. Raul Cârstocea

  • nationalism and its relationship to the ‘Other’
  • Anti-Semitism, xenophobia, racism
  • The historical and contemporary radical right
  • Hate speech and its proliferation in the new media
  • Intersections / overlaps between class and ethnicity
  • Reconciliation and restorative justice in post-conflict societies
Dr. Pascal Delhom
  • History of Ideas
  • Political Philosophy
  • Social Philosophy
  • Scientific Rationality
Dr. Marika Djolai
  • Ethnicity, community and group theories
  • Reconciliation and ethnic relations in post-conflict societies
  • Human security and minorities
  • Ethnic conflict and civil war
  • EU accession and democratisation
  • Development studies
  • Social inclusion and exclusion, vulnerable groups  
  • Political violence
  • Gender Based Violence (VAWG)
  • Balkans and Eurasia
Dr. Ljubica Đorđević-Vidojković


  • European Legal Framework on National Minority Rights
  • Language Rights of National Minorities
  • Participation of National Minorities in Public Life
  • Minority Autonomy Arrangements
  • Anti-Discrimination
  • Europeanization of Constitutional Law
  • Democratic Transformation
Prof. Dr. Monika Eigmüller
  • EU- Migration/Border Regime Policy
  • EU- Social Policy
  • Cultural Studies
  • The constitution of a European society / Horizontal Europeanization
  • European Identity building/ Attitudes towards European integration
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Glassmann
Prof. Dr. Gerd Grözinger
  • Political economy
  • Educational economics 
  • Social policy 
  • Inequality  
  • Sociology of religion
Prof. Dr. Anna Katharina Mangold
  • EU Law
  • International Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Antidiscrimination Law
  • Feminist Legal Studies / Legal Gender Studies
  • Legal Theory and Philosophy
  • History of Public Law
Margarita McGrory
  • Primary research
  • Questionary fieldwork
  • Methodological guidance
  • Educational Economics
  • Internationalization of Higher Education
  • Topics can vary
Dr. Tim Müllenborn
  • Corporate Governance
  • Industrial Relation
  • Human Resource Management
  • Institutional Theory
Prof. Dr. Uwe Pütter 
  • European Politics
  • EU institutions
  • Integration Theory
  • EU Policies ((economic, monetary, social, foreign, trade, internal market)
Prof. Dr. Anne Reichold
  • Social Philosophy
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Anthropology, Concept of Person
  • Emotions in the Public Sphere
  • Social Movements
Prof. Dr. Christof Roos 
  • EU Governance
  • Asylum and Migration
  • Freedom of Movement
Prof. Dr. David Schweikard
  • Political Philosophy
  • Democratic Theory
  • Social Justice
  • Legitimacy
  • Policy Analysis and Assessment
Dr. Kyriaki Topidi 
  • Education and education rights for majorities and minorities
  • Religion and religious freedoms for majorities and minorities
  • Legal pluralism
  • Comparative legal methodology
  • Diversity management 
  • Hate speech and hate crime
  • Anti-discrimination

This list will be updated on a constant basis, so make sure to check this page often.

Guidelines MA Thesis

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PStO 2019

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Studiport

Studiport

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:

Studiport presentation

Intro Studiport

Course booking & registration for exams

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The Fuse

The Flensburg University Student Experience (Fuse)

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!