Master's Programme in European Studies, Humanities Track
Europe is changing, and so are the ways Europeans understand themselves, their societies and the world they live in. Crucial issues concern European identity, how unity can be reconciled with diversity and what it means to see oneself as a European. In this programme, you study Europe from a humanistic perspective, based on the basic belief that humanists must be involved in shaping the path of the future.
Master's Programme in European Studies - Humanities track
In the humanities track, you will learn to critically examine and understand Europe as an idea and community, but also how Europe has been influenced by national and cultural identities. We shed light on European self-understanding in relation to other parts of the world, both historically and in the present day globalization. You will develop your skills in critical analysis, text interpretation, analysing cultural practices, application of scientific methods, and in preparing your own arguments.
As a student of the Master’s Programme in European Studies, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary milieu in close collaboration with the Centre for European Research at Gothenburg University (CERGU). We offer you a unique possibility to combine historic and theoretical knowledge with social and political perspectives on contemporary challenges in Europe.
Programme structure and content
The first semester of the humanities track consists of three mandatory courses: European Heritage and Identity, European Borderlands, and Political and Public Spheres and Spaces in European History and Culture.
In the second semester, you can choose elective courses in Sweden or abroad, or do an internship for a half or full semester.
In the third semester, you choose first one of the following semi-elective courses: Central and Eastern Europe: fully European or the European other?, Social Europe, European Environment and Energy or Europe in the World. Secondly, you choose one of the four methods courses:
- Applied Statistical Analysis,
- Applied Qualitative Research Methods,
- Applied Qualitative Research Methods, Problems and Design,
- Introduction to Applied Research Design and Quantitative Research Methods for Social Scientists.
The last semester is dedicated to your master’s thesis, with seminars and peer review to assist you, along with individual supervision.