Europe today is a place where old cultural traditions are adapting to digital modernity; a place where economic crisis is forcing new experiments in politics and international relations; a place where the emergence of multi-cultural, multi-religious societies is causing intense debate; a place where young people are working hard to lead the transition to an environmentally sustainable society; and, finally, the setting for the bold experiment in international politics that is the European Union – one that is struggling to emerge from crisis and find its place in the world, even as it celebrates its historic achievements.
Euroculture is a two-year, multi-university master programme focused on the study of modern European society, culture and politics in a global context. We focus on questions of cultural identities and social values that play a vital role in today’s debates about Europe and its place in the world. Euroculture stands out from traditional European Studies programmes in several ways:
Depth of perspective:
Our interdisciplinary courses offer you a broad and deep training, exploring modern European society through history, political science, law, sociology and cultural and religious studies. We supply you with the skills to see below the surface of contemporary issues.
Theory and practice:
Our practical, skills based courses, called Eurocompetence modules, equip you with communicative and project management skills. These courses will help you to turn theory into practice and to develop the intercultural skills needed for working in transnational businesses, organisations and networks.
Throughout the programme students choose at least two of the eight highly-ranked European universities in the Euroculture consortium in which to study. Some students return to their home university for their last semesters, others remain at their second-semester university while European students who wish to obtain more of a global perspective may opt to study at one of our non-European partner institutions: the choice is yours!
You can tailor the programme to prepare yourself for a career in academia or for a wide range of professions which require in-depth knowledge of European political and cultural issues. In the third semester, you can choose whether to take an internship in a broad variety of fields or to follow a research track at a consortium university. European students may apply to spend a research semester at one of our partner universities in India, Japan, Mexico or the United States.
Euroculture graduates have found work in the fields of cultural management, government, research, journalism, policy-making, international business, NGOs, and European institutions; equally others have pursued careers in academia, taking up PhD research in many fields in the humanities and social sciences. Courses are conducted in English, with a very diverse student body. You will hone your intercultural skills in our classrooms as our students come from across Europe and around the world.
Euroculture has been recognised by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Programme of Excellence. Students could apply for a prestigious Erasmus Mundus scholarship to support their participation in the programme financially, but the deadline for scholarships has now been closed. There will be no scholarships available for 2017-2019.
The language of instruction in all partner universities is English.