The two-year research master in European Studies (RMES) is an interdisciplinary programme that combines political science and international relations with history and sociology.


  • Do you want to broaden your knowledge of European politics and policies in a programme that combines the study of political science with international relations, history and sociology?
  • Are you ambitious, with a keen motivation to pursue a career that requires strong research competences, such as in a think tank or in academia, or jobs in politics and journalism?
  • And are you interested in being part of a small, close-knit community of students and researchers?


If so, the two-year interdisciplinary European Studies programme is the right choice for you.


Choose a study specialisation (year 1):

  • Europe and the World
  • Governance and Representation in Europe
  • Historicising European Union


Choose a graduation package (year 2)

  • Double Degree
  • Study Abroad
  • Research Internship


Unique features:

  • A small, close-knit community of students and researchers (average intake 12-15 students)
  • Over 90% international students
  • Awarded 'Top Rated Programme' label (Higher Education Guide/ Keuzegids 2017)
  • Top-rated faculty (Higher Education Guide/ Keuzegids 2017)
  • Scholarships are available towards tuition, maintenance, study abroad and internships