Tailor-made for an EU career

The Master's Programme in European Studies - Management of EU Projects is an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented course crafted for individuals from varied educational, professional, and national backgrounds who share a keen interest in the European Union. This master's programme stands as an excellent pathway for those eager to deepen their understanding of EU politics and to acquire the expertise needed for managing EU projects. It caters particularly well to individuals already engaged in an international environment or those looking to steer their career towards the complexities and opportunities within the EU framework. With English as the language of instruction, this programme is especially appealing to those seeking to enhance their career prospects in an international setting.

Structured as a part-time course, the European Studies Master's Programme respects the demanding schedules of working professionals by offering a flexible study environment. This approach ensures that attendance requirements are manageable alongside professional responsibilities. The programme distinguishes itself through a curriculum that balances theoretical knowledge with practical application, making it an ideal choice for anyone looking to pursue a career within the EU's dynamic context.

Degree Programme and Academic Degree: This master's programme, spanning 4 semesters, awards graduates with a Master of Arts in Business - MA. It equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in various EU-related roles, making it a perfect fit for individuals aiming to excel in the field of European Studies.

Specialisation Opportunities: One of the programme's highlights is the option to specialise in either EU Policies or EU Project Management. This choice allows students to tailor their education to their career aspirations, whether they aim to excel in managing EU projects or wish to gain a deeper understanding of EU politics. This specialization opportunity is a cornerstone for those pursuing a European Studies Master, as it enables a focused approach to their area of interest within the broader EU context.

Practical and Theoretical Integration: The Master's Programme in European Studies integrates theoretical content with practical expertise. This includes the opportunity to get certified in International Project Management, enhancing the professional value of the curriculum. Additionally, the programme features study trips to EU institutions, providing tangible experiences of the EU in action. This blend of academic learning and practical exposure ensures that graduates are well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities of working within the EU framework.

Expert Teaching Staff: The programme benefits from a diverse teaching staff, including practitioners and university professors with significant experience within EU institutions, government, law, and academia. This ensures that the curriculum not only covers theoretical aspects but also incorporates practical, current knowledge of the EU. Guest lectures from experts in the field further enrich the learning experience, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the European Union.

Career Prospects: Graduates are well-equipped for leadership roles within EU institutions, public management, project financing, consulting, and EU public affairs. The programme's comprehensive coverage of EU project management, from planning to dissemination, prepares students for successful careers in a variety of settings, emphasizing the practical skills needed for managing EU projects on both a national and EU level.

For individuals aiming to embark on a European Studies Master, this programme offers a comprehensive approach to understanding the European Union and its policies, alongside acquiring practical project management skills. It opens the door to a wide range of professional opportunities within the EU context, making it a prime choice for those dedicated to pursuing a career in European Studies.

Is this Master's programme the right one for you? Then we are looking forward to your application!
 


 

Der Masterlehrgang in European Studies - Management von EU-Projekten stellt ein interdisziplinäres und international ausgerichtetes Studienangebot dar, das speziell für Personen mit unterschiedlichen Bildungs-, Berufs- und nationalen Hintergründen entwickelt wurde, die ein starkes Interesse an der Europäischen Union hegen. Für diejenigen, die sich intensiv mit der EU-Politik auseinandersetzen und in das Management von EU-Projekten einsteigen möchten, bietet dieser Master eine exzellente Plattform. Er richtet sich insbesondere an Personen, die bereits in einem internationalen Umfeld tätig sind oder diesen Schritt als nächstes in ihrer beruflichen Laufbahn planen. Mit Englisch als Unterrichtssprache erweist sich der Masterlehrgang als besonders attraktiv für diejenigen, die ihre beruflichen Perspektiven im internationalen Kontext erweitern möchten.

Als Teilzeitprogramm konzipiert, trägt der Masterlehrgang European Studies den anspruchsvollen Zeitplänen berufstätiger Studierender Rechnung und bietet eine flexible Studienstruktur. Dieses Gleichgewicht zwischen Theorie und praktischer Anwendung macht das Programm zu einer idealen Wahl für alle, die eine Karriere im EU-Kontext anstreben.

Studienprogramm und akademischer Grad: Der Masterlehrgang erstreckt sich über 4 Semester und schließt mit dem akademischen Grad eines Master of Arts in Business - MA ab. Er bereitet Studierende auf eine erfolgreiche Laufbahn in verschiedenen EU-bezogenen Bereichen vor und ist somit perfekt für Personen geeignet, die European Studies studieren oder einen Studiengang Europawissenschaften anstreben.

Spezialisierungsmöglichkeiten: Ein besonderes Highlight des Programms ist die Möglichkeit zur Spezialisierung auf EU-Politik oder EU-Projektmanagement im dritten Semester. Diese Option ermöglicht es Studierenden, ihre Ausbildung auf ihre beruflichen Ziele auszurichten. Ob im Management von EU-Projekten oder für ein tieferes Verständnis der EU-Politik, diese Spezialisierungsoption ist ein Kernstück für alle, die einen European Studies Master anstreben.

Integration von Theorie und Praxis: Der Masterlehrgang in European Studies verbindet theoretische Inhalte mit praktischer Expertise. Dies umfasst die Möglichkeit, eine Zertifizierung im Internationalen Projektmanagement zu erlangen, was den beruflichen Wert des Curriculums erhöht. Studienreisen zu EU-Institutionen machen die Europäische Union für Studierende "greifbar". Diese Kombination aus akademischem Lernen und praktischer Erfahrung stellt sicher, dass Absolventen gut auf die Herausforderungen und Chancen der Arbeit im EU-Rahmen vorbereitet sind.

Expertise des Lehrpersonals: Das Programm profitiert von einem diversen Lehrkörper, der Praktiker und Universitätsprofessoren umfasst, viele davon mit signifikanter Erfahrung in EU-Institutionen, Regierung, Recht und Akademie. Dies stellt sicher, dass der Lehrplan nicht nur theoretische Aspekte abdeckt, sondern auch praktisches, aktuelles Wissen über die EU einbezieht. Gastvorträge von Experten im Feld bereichern das Lernerlebnis weiter.

Berufsaussichten: Absolventen sind gut vorbereitet auf Führungspositionen in EU-Institutionen, im öffentlichen Management, in der Projektfinanzierung, Beratung und in EU-Öffentlichkeitsarbeit. Der umfassende Fokus auf EU-Projektmanagement bereitet die Studierenden auf erfolgreiche Karrieren in verschiedenen Bereichen vor.

Für alle, die sich für Europawissenschaften studieren interessieren oder einen European Studies Master absolvieren möchten, bietet dieses Programm einen umfassenden Ansatz zum Verständnis der Europäischen Union und ihrer Politik, neben dem Erwerb praktischer Projektmanagementfähigkeiten. Es eröffnet eine Vielzahl beruflicher Möglichkeiten im EU-Kontext und ist somit eine erstklassige Wahl für diejenigen, die eine Karriere in den Europawissenschaften anstreben.

„The EU needs highly qualified experts and EU Project Managers who want to play an active role in shaping the European Union. Our graduates are well equipped to master the diverse challenges of the future EU."

Gerda Füricht-Fiegl, Programme director

Programme Fact File

Degree Programme

Master’s programme - 4 semesters

Academic Degree

Master of Arts in Business - MA

Programme Structure

Part-time study, Friday 8.30 - 21.00,
Saturday 8.30 - 19.00, approx. every two weeks


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Available Study Places

28

Place of Study

7000 Eisenstadt, Campus 1, Austria

Language of Instruction

English

Fees

none

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Entry requirements

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 (at least 180 ECTS).

Requirements of the completed course:

  • The following study programmes are particularly suitable: economics, social studies, law, humanities and political science.
  • An academic paper of at least 9 ECTS credit points.

DETAILED INFORMATION (IN GERMAN and ENGLISH)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS

Application

Twenty-eight candidates are accepted on the University of Applied Sciences study programme European Studies – Management of EU Projects every year.

Registration deadline: 31 May

You want to know as soon as possible if you will get accepted at our university? Then apply no later than 31 March! We assign the first study slots as early as the first weeks of April.

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.

Personal Interview

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. Dates for interviews 2024 (pdf)

The personal interview consists of three parts:

Part A of the admission procedure consists of a five-minute Power-Point 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. Moreover we want to get to know you, your skills, competences and your reasons for applying for the study programme. 

If the candidate does not attend the interview without a good reason, the candidate will be excluded from the admission procedure.
 

Decision on admission

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.
 

Deposit

After acceptance of the place offered at the Master´s Programme European Studies – Management of EU projects, a deposit of EUR 350,00 is requested by the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland to guarantee the place on the course. This deposit is refunded to registered students after the end of the first semester. If a candidate does not fulfil the admission requirements (e.g. he/she does not pass the final bachelor examination) the deposit will be returned. In all other cases the deposit is forfeit.
 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THIRD COUNTRY CITIZENS REQUIRING A VISA TO ENTER AUSTRIA

For applicants with certificates from third countries (i.e. all countries except the member states of the EEA/EU and Switzerland) without EU visa facilitation agreements the application deadline for the study programme starting in September ends on 15 March of the same year. This should give you sufficient time to apply for the required residence permit and/or visa and to obtain any missing documents and certifications.

 

Highlights

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

EU 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

EU Institutions
Career in the EU institutions (esp. European Commission, European Parliament, Council)

Public Management
At the interface between politics, law, and administration with focus on EU matters

Project Financing
Finance structure design and grant processing

Consulting
From political consultancy to consultancy for planning and submitting EU projects

EU Public Affairs
In companies, NGOs or agencies

 

Any remaining questions?

We will be happy to advise you and help you choose the right study programme. Make the right decision well informed.

Lena Tauchner | Consultation

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