Euromasters prepares you for a career in business, administration, diplomacy, policy formulation and research. The international MA programme focuses on the comparative analysis of European polity, politics and policy. It is operated by the European American University Consortium (EAUC). This vast network of renowned universities gives you the unique opportunity to complete the programme at a minimum of two and up to three different universities in Europe. Therefore, you do not simply pursue a European Studies degree, but experience Europe from the perspective of multiple countries, their (academic) cultures and languages. After the successful completion of all study requirements you are awarded a Joint Degree (MA in Contemporary European Studies) by the University of Bath on behalf of the EAUC.
Specialist Module I
Bath | Berlin | Madrid | Prague | Seattle | Chapel Hill
Specialist Module II
Bath | Berlin | Madrid | Siena
Bath | Berlin | Madrid | Siena
Euromasters - Europe and the wider world
Operated by the network of renowned universities of the European American University Consortium (EAUC), Euromasters is a unique graduate-level programme that affords students the opportunity to study Europe from inside. Students can study at two or three partner sites of the EAUC in Europe or the US. Established in 1995, this interdisciplinary MA programme focuses on contemporary Europe and the role of Europe in the wider world. Students learn about EU institutions, European integration, societal modernization and democratization in European countries, Europe’s role in international relations and its position in the international security architecture. They focus on the pressing issues Europe faces today such as security, immigration and economic disparity. Euromasters educates students by way of classroom and experiential learning environments. We train individuals in the methods of social-science critical inquiry and cultural adaptability. We remain committed to and engaged with the alumni community as our graduates pursue many different types of goals in international diplomacy, business, education, politics, law, and research.
Our Euromasters' Team
The Euromasters Team takes student counseling very seriously by providing all our international students with comprehensive academic and extra-curricular guidance at each site.
Dr. Ingo Peters
Dr. Claudia-Yvette Matthes
Prof. Paul Corner
Prof. John Stephens
Sarah Hutchinson, Ph.D.
Prof. Ivo Šlosarčík
What Euromasters say about the Programme
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News from different Sites and recent publications from Euromasters' Staff
In this book about the political transformation of post-soviet countries, Claudia-Y. Matthes contributes a chapter about the political developments and processes in Latvia. Matthes explains Latvia’s road to independence and democracy, elaborating on the political structure, conflict lines and cleavages as well as providing insight into economic reforms and policies.
While many new EU member states experienced a crisis of democracy in the course of the fiscal and budgetary crisis in Europe, this was not true for Poland: Most citizens held democracy in high esteem and remained enthusiastic about EU membership. However, in 2015 they voted a Euro-skeptic government into office that began to dismantle
-> Continue reading Claudia-Y. Matthes: The State of Democracy in Poland after 2007
Please join us in celebrating the anniversary of the Euromasters programme Join the Euromaster founders, current staff from across the various sites, alumni and students for an afternoon of reflection on Europe and a friendly get-together to celebrate the lasting success and impact of the course. Founder of Euromaster, Professor Jolyon Howorth, and long-standing Euromaster
-> Continue reading Euromasters Anniversary Workshop & Reception: Friday, 11 November 2016 in Bath
First year Euromaster student, Elizabeth Weisswange, secured a competitive place at the University of Bologna and NATO’s summer school in 2016. She was sponsored by the School of Politics, Languages and International Studies to participate at the three-day course and two-day NATO modelling event. Speaking about her experience, Elizabeth said, ‘I had the chance to
-> Continue reading Euromaster Student at the Bologna NATO Summer School and Simulation
This book edited by Ingo Peters gives a new perspective on EU’s foreign policy in regards to ‘actorness’ and ‘Power’ in relation to other actors in global politics and analyzes factors which influence the policy performance in relation to other states and international organizations. Thus it provides a profound comparative analysis. [routledge.com]
Anna Raiss is in her first year of study of Euromasters. She has been able to secure a prestigious placement at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States that she will undertake during her first summer on the course. Commenting on the opportunity she has said; ‘After my in-depth academic education in European Union policy-making through
-> Continue reading Euromasters students success at the European Union’s delegation in Washington D.C.
This introduction sets the stage for the Handbook’s presentation of the latest social science knowledge about the state and its transformations. It develops an analytical framework that helps identify and grasp the diversity of state transformations. Transformations of the state differ in their causes and driving forces, the elements of the state that are affected,
-> Continue reading John Stephens and others: The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State
Maria Garcia and Ivo Šlosarčík both contribute to: Importing EU Norms – Conceptual Framework and Empirical Findings
In the chapter “The Value of Gender Equality in EU-Asian Trade Policy” Maria Garcia investigates the European norm of Gender Equality and the EU’s ability to implement it into the EU-Asian trade policies. Ivo Šlosarčík writes about “A Selective and Reluctant Adopter: The Czech Republic and Its (Non)Accession to Schengen and Eurozone”. [link.springer.com]
This article by Ingo Peters analyzes the OSCE’s legitimacy by Russia comparing it to the US and German example. It highlights the fact that the organization is constantly challenged by the international order and examines its institutional limits. [oxfordscholarship.com]
In this article Maria Garcia deals with the EU trade agreement, its negotiations and developments since the end of the Cold War. Its change from a normative to a more realistic global player is examined by looking at the international context. [opus.bath.ac.uk]
Claudia-Y. Matthes: Ostseekooperation im Schatten der EU. Baltische Regionalpolitik mit unterschiedlichen Akzenten
Claudia-Y. Matthes describes the cooperation of the European Baltic States with Russia as a laboratory for new form of trans- and international agreements before these agreements enter a full integration on the EU level. [link.springer.com]
John Stephens and Evelyne Huber: Democracy and the Left – Social Policy and Inequality in Latin America
Although inequality in Latin America ranks among the worst in the world, it has notably declined over the last decade, offset by improvements in health care and education, enhanced programs for social assistance, and increases in the minimum wage. In Democracy and the Left, Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens argue that the resurgence of democracy in
-> Continue reading John Stephens and Evelyne Huber: Democracy and the Left – Social Policy and Inequality in Latin America
In this book, Paul Corner provides a new approach to study the idea of fascism. The question of how ordinary people related to totalitarian regimes is still far from being answered. The tension between repression and consensus makes analysis difficult; where one ends and the other begins is never easy to determine. In the case
-> Continue reading Paul Corner: The Fascist Party and Popular Opinion in Mussolini’s Italy
In this book chapter Claudia-Y. Matthes examines the work of NGOs, unions and interest groups in Poland. [springer.com]
Fascism, Nazism, and Communism dominated the history of much of the twentieth century, yet comparatively little attention has focused on popular reactions to the regimes that sprang from these ideologies. Popular Opinion in Totalitarian Regimes is the first volume to investigate popular reactions to totalitarian rule in the Soviet Union, Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and the communist
-> Continue reading Paul Corner: Popular Opinion in Totalitarian Regimes
This study takes a close look at the visa and consular policies of the Visegrad countries (V4) – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia – in the context of recent EU accession and the requirements of full integration into the Schengen system. For the Visegrad countries’ Eastern neighbours the requirement to obtain a visa,
-> Continue reading Ivo Šlosarčík and others: The Visegrad States on the EU’s Eastern Frontier