Prof. Dr. Rainer Liedtke
The two-year English-language master’s programme European Studies at Regensburg University provides a thorough understanding of Europe not only as an actor in an increasingly globalised world, but also as a transnational community. Students approach Europe from a multidisciplinary perspective through the areas of history, politics, law, economics, literature, and culture. The programme also teaches advanced research and methodological skills and students have the opportunity of studying abroad for a semester at one of Regensburg’s many Erasmus partner universities.
The programme's first intake of students will take place in October 2019, pending ministerial approval. Applicants are required to hold a first academic degree (usually a B.A. or equivalent or higher) in the humanities, the social sciences, economics, or law. Applicants need to possess an excellent command of the English language at level C1 or higher (or equivalent) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). We accept all the usual certificates as proof of English proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate).
This M.A. is an English-taught programme. However, students without prior knowledge of the German language have to reach a level of A1+ (according to CEFR) in German until the end of their first year.
Despite its long history and medieval old town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Regensburg is a young city – every fifth inhabitant is a student. This is particularly obvious in the town centre: an abundance of bars, pubs, and restaurants make the city’s historical centre the place to be (when you’re not on campus). Countless attractions such as music festivals, concerts, theatres, and cinemas complement the recreational opportunities in this beautiful and bustling city.