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Master of Arts
in European Studies

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The Master of European Studies (MES) is a multilingual and interdisciplinary Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program. Consisting of four different academic fields – Law, Cultural Studies, Political Science and Business Studies – lectures are held in English, French, Polish, German and increasingly in Spanish. Within each academic field there are many different research areas, which can be specialised in, according to individual preference. The onus is therefore on the student to build an individual MES profile, with a specific focal point. This is done not only through elective modules, but also through an Internship and a Masters thesis. With 202 partner universities in over 40 different countries, students are able to take part in international exchange programs, giving them an exceptional opportunity to learn foreign languages. Each language can be transposed into the MES degree program. There is additionally the opportunity to apply for one of our three Double Degree programs:


1. The Polish-German Double Degree with Adam Mickiewicz Universität in Poznan, Poland.

2. The Turkish-German Double Degree with Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey.

3. The French-German Double Degree with the Institut d'Études Politiques Strasbourg, France


MES graduates generally go onto work for EU institutions; NGOs; transnational, European and international companies; international foundations and educational insitutions. The long-term opportunities are as diverse as are the profile of the MES student.

The degree enables the individual to acquire an interdisciplinary view on cultural, political, economic and legal developments in a European context. The problems inherent in an expanding Europe will be analysed, along with the possible solutions that are available. The Masters is research-based, thus the corresponding research methods in each subject area are taught. The following specialities are offered to the student: Governing in Europe; European Commercial Law; Migration, Ethnicity, and Ethnocentricity; Regional Development in Europe; Culture, History, and European Society; Business Politics in Europe.

The universitiy’s proximity to Poland and to Eastern Europe is clearly a distinctive feature of the degree program. Students are able to both learn about the expansion of Europe to the east whilst actively experiencing life on both sides of the German-Polish border. In addition, we offer extensive supervision, small seminar groups and outstanding technical facilities.

Should Frankfurt be too small, then there is always Berlin only an hour away by train. If you have any questions which are not answered on our website, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Bis bald, see you soon, à bientôt, na razie, hasta luego, ci vediamo presto!