Content and objectives

The university continuing education and training program "European Studies" aims at broadening the participants’ understanding of economic, legal, political and socio-cultural transformation processes and of their interaction in the process of European integration. Participants acquire a wide range of key competences, including the ability to take into account the cultural dimension of these phenomena, the ability to work in transnational, multidisciplinary networks and multicultural teams as well as the ability to analyze complex relationships.

Occupational profile and target group

The master program is targeted at people who work or would like to work with national and multinational corporations, banks, the insurance industry, institutions in the field of social and culture management, media and communications, public administrations, European and international organizations, as well as in continuing education and training. The program aims at expanding the participants’ individual potential for innovation, their subject-specific competences and their personal experience.

Participants acquire the following qualifications:

  • profound knowledge of the European transformation and integration processes
  • an understanding of underlying mechanisms of a knowledge society
  • practical skills in the field of information acquisition and knowledge management
  • competences in analyzing complex relationships
  • the ability to work in multicultural teams
  • a high level of (foreign) language proficiency


Participants have to successfully complete all modules and write a master’s thesis (on a topic related to a module) in order to complete the program. 

After successfully completing the oral public defense, graduates of the university continuing education and training program in European Studies are awarded the academic degree “Master of Arts (Continuing Education)".