What will I learn?

This Double Degree programme taught at two campuses, the University of Limerick and the Europa Universität Flensburg (Germany), aims to give students skills required in a post-Brexit world where knowledge about the European Union and key member states will significantly enhance students’ career options, especially in Ireland which will see closer direct links with continental member states. To non-European students the programme gives a more comprehensive understanding of the reality of the European Union by the lived experience in two very different member states in terms of size, culture (incl. academic culture), language and location.

Students will obtain two MA degrees from both participating institutions, the University of Limerick and the Europa Universität is innovative two-year Double Degree MA programme in co-operation with the Europa Universität Flensburg, Germany is part of UL’s response to the changes Brexit is likely to herald. The programme applies the interdisciplinary understanding of European Studies characteristic for UL to postgraduate level and involves key disciplines such as Politics, Law, European Cultural Studies and Modern Languages. The MA in European Studies is a two-year programme with semesters 1 and 2 spent at the home campus and semester 3 and 4 at the partner university, the Europa Universität Flensburg (EUF) for students starting at UL. Alternatively, students can also apply to study at the EUF in first year and spend the second year at UL. While the EUF offers options such as European Economics, European Public Opinion, European Society and Philosophy in Europe, UL focusses on International Politics, European Human Rights Law, Migration and explorations of the issue of identity in European literature as well as (optionally) a range of modules taught through the key languages of French, German and Spanish. The programme is taught in English at both campuses, but students are encouraged to also study an EU language at beginners or advanced level to gain a more comprehensive sense of the multilingual and multicultural nature of the European Union, while also being better prepared for a post-Brexit EU in which competence in EU language will be valued higher than ever before.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
€2,870.00 (US$ 3,319) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 July 2022

More details

Start date

5 September 2022

Venue

University of Limerick

Limerick,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 undergraduate degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) (or equivalent). Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following: Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved; Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above; TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based); IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component; English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1; GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above; Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B; GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

For international students

Applicants must have a primary degree in a related discipline, with first or second-class honours (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) or an approved equivalent qualification. Candidates should be proficient in the use of English.

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

• Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

• Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

• TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

• IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6 in any one component.

• English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

• GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

• Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

• GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Limerick

The University of Limerick is an affordable place for students to gain a top-class education which will boost their future career prospects.

  • Named the Sunday Times Irish University of the Year 2019
  • Voted best Student Campus in Ireland in 2019 and 2020
  • 3rd in Europe for Employability and Career Preparation
  • Affordable cost of living, with scholarships available