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Program overview
2 semesters
Full time
Master's degree

Start dates
October 2023

October 2024

October 2025

About this program

Master in European Studies

Study economics, law and politics in Europe for your leadership career

The focus of the Master’s degree in European Studies at the International Graduate Center (IGC) is politics, economics/business, law and administration of Europe. You will gain a deeper understanding of the key challenges that the European Union, its member states as well as its international partners and business actors inside and outside the EU have to face. Particularly in view of current global issues and geopolitical tensions, this is more important than ever. Our program offers you a comprehensive and up-to-date study of the economic, legal and political developments in the public sector and in private business. This qualifies you to work in the EU institutions, the diplomatic service, the public sector of the member states or partner states of the EU, in private business, think tanks, interest groups or in lobbying.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, politics, public law or similar (240 ECTS or less under conditions)
  • A minimum of 1 year of relevant experience after first degree
  • High English proficiency (IELTS 6.0, or TOEFL iBT min. 80)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letter of recommendation
  • All documents must be provided in English
  • Funding for tuition fees and living costs

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Institutions, policy-making and regions in the EU
  • Eu business law
  • European economic integration
  • Management of funds
  • European public and private management I

Semester 2

  • The EU as a global player
  • European public and private management II
  • Thesis

Program delivery

The program begins in the winter semester. Our introductory events and courses start in October, so please make sure to plan accordingly. The summer semester begins after a short break in March. Starting in May, you can use the lecture-free period to work on your master’s thesis.


Tuition fee: 9,800 Euro


ECTS: 60

Career paths

  • EU Institutions
  • International Organizations/NGOs
  • Civil service/Foreign service
  • Management or consulting activities
  • Academic career

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About this institute

International Graduate Center

The International Graduate Center (IGC) was founded by HSB Hochschule Bremen - City University of Applied Sciences as an interdisciplinary graduate school for management and leadership. For applicants with a first university degree, IGC offers several MBA and Master's degrees in...

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Why study at International Graduate Center - Hochschule Bremen

  • IGC guarantees a postgraduate education that meets both academic and professional requirements, with a focus on business, management and leadership.
  • Individual support and the personal exchange in small groups with a maximum of 25 students from diverse cultures enrich the learning process.
  • As part of a German state university, IGC students benefit from high-quality studies with practical relevance and a large network of partner universities.

Contact info

International Graduate Center - Hochschule Bremen

Langemarckstraße 113
28199 Bremen Bremen

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