Structure and Content

Study options

By choosing their study option, students focus either on economics or cultural studies:

  • European Social and Economic Policy Analysis
  • European Social and Cultural Policy Analysis

Applicants decide on one of the two options BEFORE starting their studies and apply accordingly.

Structure and Content

1st Semester - Disciplinary tools of the trade

Thematic introductory modules, scientific-methodical basic modules

2nd Semester - Fundamentals and Application of European Policy Analysis

Core modules on disciplinary policy analysis, deepening knowledge through elective modules

3rd Semester - Transfer of academic approaches into practice and beyond Europe

Transfer module with practitioners of EU policy-making, extension to global issues through elective modules

4th semester - Independent, interdisciplinary implementation and competence practice

Application module in team project (incl. student conference), Master's thesis


















Study objectives

Graduates are able to scientifically analyse, evaluate and critically question the policy-making process of the European Union from a political, sociological and economic/cultural and communicative perspective. Personal competences such as communication and interdisciplinary reflection and cooperation skills are trained through various teaching formats and applied in a group project. Graduates bring a broad spectrum of knowledge, high adaptability and a solution-oriented approach to the labour market.

Module handbook (German/English)



On the one hand, the degree programme qualifies students scientifically for further academic training (doctorate) and, on the other hand, for the labour market.

Graduates can work in:

  • Public administrations (e.g., European ministries, agencies, EU institutions, government agencies, international organisations)
  • Private national and international companies (e.g., in lobbying, consulting)
  • Associations and interest groups (e.g., EU-wide or global NGOs, foundations, trade unions, umbrella organisations)
  • Cultural institutions (e.g., in EU-wide acquisition or implementation of projects)
  • Media


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