European Studies


Understanding and analysing complex problems facing the continent today

Explore Europe and European integration using history, political science, international relations, law, economics and sociology.

The bachelor’s programme in European Studies is part of Maastricht University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.


The faculty is housed in a group of three historic buildings in the city centre, only a few blocks away from where the EU’s Treaty of Maastricht was signed.

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The European Studies programme at Maastricht University is special in many ways, as Professor Esther Versluis and student Thierry Bleijswijk explain in this video.

Learn more about European Studies at UM

Become a critical thinker who understands, analyses and explains complex problems on European level. Learn more about the programme at UM.

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