European Politics

General information

European Politics is a comprehensive program of study in the fields of comparative politics and European integration. The comparative politics component of the program covers basic theories, research methodology, empirical analysis, and comparative studies of the political developments and the party systems in European countries. This component allows students to focus specifically on the region of Central and Eastern Europe, to explore the experiences of post-communist transformations, and to acquire a thorough understanding of the political developments in post-socialist countries. The European integration component includes theoretical and empirical analysis of different international organizations and their interaction in Europe. Special emphasis is put on the study of the European Union and its enlargements.

A successful graduate is able to

  • apply theoretical knowledge in practice regarding current issues in European politics, international relations, and international organizations;
  • interpret current political processes in Europe and their consequences;
  • interpret consequences of developments in the area of international security and the world economy;
  • compare strategies of European states, organizations, institutions in the global framework of international relations;
  • analyze the influence and impact of European involvement in solutions to global problems.

Graduate employment

Graduates of the European Politics program receive training necessary for successful professional development in a number of professional areas. Typical job opportunities include consulting, research and teaching positions at universities, positions in the state administration, positions within the structures of political parties, and positions in diplomatic services. Further outstanding opportunities for professional development are provided by the institutions of the European Union, as well as by other international organizations. As highly specialized experts, our graduates may also work as journalists, analysts and lobbyists. Finally, our graduates can successfully compete in the business sector and work for private companies in positions requiring analytical skills and excellent knowledge of general developments in contemporary societies.

Faculty Faculty of Social Studies
Type of study follow-up master's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction english

Field of study combinations

Field combinations with European Politics

This field of study is only offered in single-subject study mode

Admission Requirements

The program is open to students holding a Bachelor's or equivalent degree in the social sciences (political science, International Relations, European studies, and related disciplines, including history, law, economics, etc.) or the humanities from a recognized institution of higher education. Students are accepted on the basis of evaluation of their prior degree (Bachelor or higher) results, motivation letters and other documents specified on the web of the degree program. Entrance video-interviews are conducted subsequently. Applicants must have a good command of English.

Evaluation criteria

Applicants are evaluated and admitted on the basis of the documents they submit and entrance video-interviews; the evaluation scale is 0 - 100 points with 60 being the passing level.

Frequently enrolled courses

Recommended study plans and other information can be found in the faculty study catalouge.

Additional information