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European Studies - Master of Arts

Master's programme2 years120 credits

The Master of Arts Programme in European Studies (aka MAPES) is an interdisciplinary Master´s programme with a unique perspective on Europe. The program specifically targets those who are interested in understanding Europe from a broader, humanist, point of view and who want to apply this perspective in careers related to European cultural and identity politics and Europe-wide communication. Our focus lies on culture, identity and communication, addressed with both theoretical sophistication and career pragmatism.

Academically, the programme benefits from the presence of the Centre for European Studies (www.cfe.lu.se), a research-focused network covering the whole of Lund University. The lectures are given by qualified lecturers with an exemplary research and teaching record, as well as by guest speakers from both academia and industry. Thus, our programme offers a solid theoretical foundation for the study of European culture and identity and develops students’ practical skills through a project management course and the possibility of internships.

As a student on this programme you will learn to:

  • understand notions of European culture and history as well as collective identity dynamics,
  • master the important features of European Union institutions and governance,
  • focus on the European Union’s culture and communication policies and their related areas,
  • develop project management and communication skills.

Career prospects
Our first generation of European Studies graduates have found jobs at embassies and think-tanks. Some others have obtained relevant experience during their internships with European institutions, NGOs, research institutes and cultural organizations across the continent, both within and outside the EU. Some of the Master alumni have also chosen an academic path as doctoral students.

More information can be found at http://www.sol.lu.se/en/europastudier/programmes/master-of-arts-programme-in-european-studies/

Contact

Centre for Languages and Literature
Helgonabacken 12, 223 62 Lund
Box 201, 221 00 Lund
+46 46 222 32 10

Programme coordinator: Anamaria Dutceac Segesten, anamaria.dutceac_segesten [at] eu.lu.se    Programme administrator and student counsellor: Therése Otto Koglin, therese.otto_koglin [at] sol.lu.se

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A Bachelor´s degree in social sciences or humanities, or the equivalent. English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteria

based on grades on previous courses, letter of intent, and 2 letters of recommendation.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements").  This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency - check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

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Important dates

Start Autumn semester 2017

Study period

Application

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

August 28, 2017 - June 9, 2019

Closed for applications

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
 

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
  • Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline
     

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline

*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.

Programme-specific documents

In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must also submit a statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation when you apply to this programme. Instructions for the letters of recommendation can be found on the Centre for Languages and Literature website.

 

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 200 000

First payment: SEK 50 000

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

 

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

 

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations

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