Language of instruction: English
Tailor-made for an EU career
The Master´s Programme is designed for participants from a wide variety of educational, professional, and national backgrounds and gives you a broad vision of the European Union. It brings forth experts in EU policies and management of EU projects, combining theory, research and practice. The comprehensive and modularised curriculum is tailor-made for those who see their professional future in the EU context. It provides our graduates with the knowledge and skills to pursue an EU career.
This is the right programme if you are interested in EU politics and/or you would like to manage EU projects. Maybe you already work in an international environment, or this should be the next step in your career. The European Union with its many facets interests you and you want to dedicate yourself more intensively to tasks arising from the EU context in the future? English as a language of instruction is an additional asset for you? Then you are the type of candidate we are looking for in the Master’s degree programme European Studies - Management of EU Projects. The programme conveys a generalist understanding of the EU, and additionally, gives you the opportunity to specialise in either EU Policies or EU Project Management.
The study programme is part-time, and we readily admit that we demand a lot from our students. As a university of applied sciences with over 70% of its students working part-time, we are familiar with the specific needs of persons who study alongside their jobs. We react to this by announcing any attendance dates well in advance. Apart from that, we try to keep attendance at a minimum. Around 40% of your studies will be held online with additional teaching input, guest lectures, group meetings or case studies in virtual classrooms. Some of the modules are designed as asynchronous online teaching units, which means you can determine your own hours. However, you should reserve your evenings for synchronous online classes during the semester. In general, the study programme is structured in a way that allows you to meet attendance requirements without having to take weeks off. Nevertheless, you should give this study project the place it deserves in your life.
Is this Master's programme the right one for you? Then apply by 31 May!
Master’s programme - 4 semesters
Master of Arts in Business - MA
Part-time study, Friday 8.30 - 21.00,
Available Study Places
Place of Study
7000 Eisenstadt, Campus 1
Language of Instruction
A special feature of the study programme is its interdisciplinary and international orientation, which opens doors to a wide variety of professional opportunities in an EU context. On the one hand, you will be immersed in political science and legal perspectives of the EU. On the other hand, you will build your skills in EU project management as well as in intercultural management and communication. Depending on your plans for the future, you can specialise in either EU Politics or EU Project Management in the third semester.
Study trips to the EU institutions in Brussels as well as to another EU member state or to a candidate country from Central and Eastern Europe will make the European Union "tangible" for you.
The study programme offers a successful combination of theoretical content and expertise. In the course of the programme you have the opportunity to get certified in International Project Management (Certified Junior Project Manager according to IPMA Level D).
What also makes this Master's programme special is the expert teaching staff: a mixture of practitioners and university professors, most of them with an international background. Some of the lecturers work in EU institutions in Brussels, others work in top positions in the administration or government, such as minister's offices or in regional governments. Partners of well-known law firms, as well as top-notch project managers, university professors of economics, political science and communication are all among the lecturers and provide the theoretical background. Apart from that, we bring current EU topics into the study programme by inviting guest lecturers.
The master’s programme “European Studies – Management of EU Projects” at the University of Applied Sciences is open to anyone who has completed a course of at least three years at a recognised tertiary institute of higher education in Austria or abroad.
Requirements of the completed course:
- a specialist education of at least 90 ECTS credit points. The following courses are particularly suitable: economics, social studies, law, humanities and political science.
- an academic paper of at least 9 ECTS credit points.
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Twenty-eight candidates are accepted on the University of Applied Sciences study programme European Studies – Management of EU Projects every year.
Registration deadline: 31st May (with the first acceptance letters being sent out as soon as 1 April)
(After this date you can only apply for remaining free places.)
Registrations for the University of Applied Sciences study programme European Studies – Management of European Projects received by the given deadline will be considered for the next academic year. Candidates may register online.
A prerequisite for participation in the admission procedure is completion of all the registration requirements by the given deadline. A pre-selection takes place based on the documents provided. Candidates will be informed in good time about the date of the interview. (Planned dates for 2022)
The personal interview consists of three parts:
Part A of the admission procedure consists of a five minute Power-Point or flip chart presentation about the candidate’s previous education, professional experience, additional qualifications, reasons for applying for the study programme and any other issues the candidate considers to be important.
Part B consists of research and a five minute Power-Point presentation on a current topic about the European Union selected by the candidate.
Part C covers general knowledge about the European Union, concentrating on the topic chosen for the presentation. (http://publications.europa.eu/webpub/com/eu-in-12-lessons/en/)
If the candidate does not attend the interview without a good reason, the candidate will be excluded from the admission procedure.
Decision about the application
Candidates are evaluated, ranked and informed in writing about their application.
Candidates who are not offered a firm place are put on a waiting list and move up the list if other candidates decide to drop out. Late registrations will only be considered if there are places available on the study programme.
Holders of a Master’s degree in European Studies are prepared to take on leading positions in EU institutions and in a variety of other professional settings.
International Project Management
Management of EU projects throughout the entire cycle: from design, planning and submission of funding proposals to managing, evaluation and dissemination of EU projects on a national and EU level
Career in the EU institutions (esp. European Commission, European Parliament, Council)
At the interface between politics, law, and administration with focus on EU matters
Finance structure design and grant processing
From political consultancy to consultancy for planning and submitting EU projects
EU Public Affairs
In companies, NGOs or agencies