EUROCULTURE - Europe in the Wider World

Euroculture: Europe in the Wider World is a four semesters, full-time, innovative, multilingual, interdisciplinary and transnational master programme offering students the opportunity to study and
discuss European integration issues such as multiculturalism, current political governance, European identity and evolving social-political processes. The international dimension of the programme allows for transnational cross-over comparisons of relevant concepts and their understanding in different regions in the world. In its approach the citizen – instead of structures and models – is the central point of attention and reflection.

As a result of the ongoing transformation of Europe, the enlargement of the EU and globalization issues in recent years, a growing impact and awareness of cultural dispositions, conflicts and exchange have become evident. The undeniable relevance of values, identity concepts or perceptions requires sensitive and well-informed professionals in this field, to work as diplomats, bureaucrats, project managers, journalists and cultural onsultants.

The programme uses relevant theories, approaches and methods in social, political and cultural sciences to pay special attention to the breaking up of previous political loyalties and identities and
the constitution of new ones; regional, national and supranational dimensions of the European democratic development; mobility, migration and inter- and transculturality in a multicultural society.

The mission of the programme is to provide graduates with the following profile:
  • a deep understanding of European identity, civil society, the ongoing European unification process in itself, its cultural dynamics and the consequences for its citizens and the wider world
  • the ability to identify and problematize what Europe and the EU represent
  • the ability to translate analysis into feasible solutions This profile has been translated into a clear set of operational competences/learning outcomes, which have proven their relevance for employability.

The programme is offered in and by 8 renowned research universities in 8 European countries. Mandatory mobility between the different consortium universities is a crucial element of the Euroculture programme. Through its international exchange, the MA Programme Euroculture offers the chance to gain experience with different languages, perspectives and cultural practices. Students study in at least two partners institutions. All students participate in a collective mandatory 10-day Intensive Programme. The programme contains a research and a professional track. The research track has an optional mobility period at one of the four third-country partner universities (Indiana, Osaka, Pune or UNAM). The professional track contains a mandatory work placement. The consortium also has a number of associate partners.

The total number of credits required for completing the programme is 120 ECTS. All courses are taught in English. Students obtain a joint degree where legislation allows. The programme recruits
students world-wide. The requirement for admission is at least three years of higher education (BA, BSc or equivalent) in a field relevant to the Euroculture programme: European Studies, History, Law, Theology, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, International Relations, Area Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology or Sociology.

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