Master of European Studies

Studying about Europe is an excellent foundation for a career in the international field. In this interdisciplinary programme we cover the historical, cultural, political, economic and social aspects of Europe and its integration process, and combine a variety of different teaching methods to stimulate critical and creative thinking, reframing of issues and problem-solving. Living in intercultural environment of the EU and working within the teams of students with different cultural and educational backgrounds enable unique learning experience. The programme integrates disciplines of Political Science, Economics, Law, and International Relations with their application to central issues of European integration. The learning outcomes of the programme include the ability to perform in multicultural environment, analysis and evaluation of the complex process of EU integration, and synthesis and evaluation of global social, economic and political conditions that affect the challenges of EU policy-making in domestic and external policies, such as internal market, competition, environment, enlargement to the Western Balkans, neighbourhood policy and diplomatic actorness.


Office for postgraduate studies: 

Dr Andreja Jaklič
Programme Coordinator

Quick facts

Type: second level Master study programme of European Studies
Duration: 1 year
ECTS: 60
Language: English
Professional title: Master in European Studies / magister evropskih študij
Deadline for applicants: 31 May 2017 for non-EU citizens and 1 September  2017 for EU citizens

Intake: Until 30 September 2017
General requirements for enrolment: 240 ECTS
Tuition fee: 4,000 €*

*In the academic year 2017/18, only full-time students may enrol into 2nd level study programmes at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Therefore, citizens from the EU and from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo are not required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees apply for full-time students from countries not mentioned above, outside the EU.
Exception: Students who enrol into 2nd level study programmes with an already achieved 2nd level of education should pay tuition fees also for full-time study.


Foreign citizens who have completed undergraduate study programme abroad may enrol in the first year of the Bologna Master’s study programme if they complete the procedure of recognition of foreign undergraduate education.

Additional requirements if not from BSc in European Studies and International Relations:
 Two foreign languages, Basic course on the EU, EU Policies, EU Law, EU in the international economy and External Relations of the EU in formal or informal education


First year 2017/18

Elective courses

Intercultural Negotiations, Contemporary Development problems, Third Foreign Language and one course from any other master’s programme at the faculty. 


Faculty & Visiting Professors

Dr. Andreja Jaklič, Dr. Ana Bojinović Fenko, Dr. Boštjan Udovič, Dr. Sabina Lange (European Institute of Public Administration, EU Institute for Security Studies, Dr. Marjan Svetličič, Mojca Jarc, MA., Dr. Anže Burger, Dr. Maja Bučar, Dr. Metka Stare, practitioners and European affairs experts from Alumni.


General competences

The study programme provides students with a solid conceptual overview of the actors, structures and processes in the EU. Elective courses further provide an opportunity for in-depth study of specific European issues, policy-making and policies.

The graduates are experts in internal economic, legal and political environment of the EU as well as the EU’s global role. Graduates of this programme have general knowledge and skills of social scientific research as well as a conceptual base and methodological approaches needed to analyse the European political and economic integration. Visiting experts and practitioners within project and seminar work motivate students for applied research.


The programme assures strong qualifications for independent professional and analytical work in the field of European Affairs.

Chair of International Relations

Department's mission is to provide for excellence in teaching and research of international relations for the benefit of people and of environment in Slovenia and in the world.