|Programme||European Studies (Passau) and Relations internationales et langues (Strasbourg)|
|Degrees awarded||Master of Arts (M.A.) of the Universities of Passau and Strasbourg|
|Starts in||October (winter semester)|
|Language of instruction||German; includes individual modules taught in English and one other foreign language|
About the programme
Within the framework of its master’s degree in European Studies, the University of Passau offers students the possibility of a French-German double degree programme with the Université de Strasbourg. Students can chose between two disciplines during their study in Strasbourg and benefit from the different education systems and research focuses of both universities. Having graduated, students are awarded a master’s degree by each university.
The programme includes:
- the M.A. European Studies programme at the University of Passau and
- the master’s programme in "Relations internationales et langues" with the master (Parcours) "Management de projets de coopération de l’UE" and the university diploma (D.U.) "Pratiques du management des projets de coopération de l’UE" (Université de Strasbourg) or
- the master’s programme in "Relations internationales et langues" with the master (Parcours) "Communication Internationale" and the university diploma (D.U.) "Communication internationale appliquée" (Université de Strasbourg).
- a unique combination of European Studies, languages and project management or communication in an international context
- develop intercultural skills by living French-German interculturality
- practical orientation by way of a university diploma (D.U.) and a compulsory internship during the study-abroad stage
- education in the terminology of economics or cultural science
- earn two master’s degrees
- receive support and financial aid within the ERASMUS programme
By studying at two universities in two different countries and working in a German-French study group, students improve their skills in networked and intercultural thinking as well as their organisational and communication skills. This double degree programme qualifies its graduates for work at supranational organisations, including EU institutions; in the diplomatic service; at international non-profit organisations as well as at companies with international, especially French-German partners.
Students spend the first year of their studies in Passau, continuing with the second year in Strasbourg. Whereas their first year of studies focuses on Europe-related philologies, during the second year, students specialise in one of the two study fields ('Parcours') offered by the University of Strasbourg. Students may chose between the Parcours "Communication internationale" and the Parcours "Management de projets des coopérations de l‘UE". During their second year of studies in Strasbourg, students will additionally acquire the corresponding university diploma in "Communication internationale appliquée" or "Pratiques du management de projets des coopérations de l’Union européenne" respectively.
To participate in the programme, students begin their studies in the winter semester (October), spending the first and second semesters at the University of Passau and the third and fourth semesters in Strasbourg. During the fourth semester, students complete an internship integrated into their university diploma and write their master's thesis. For details, please see the information sheet (German) from the Academic Advice Section.
How do I apply for a place on this programme?
To participate in the double degree programme, you need to be accepted for both the M.A. European Studies and the double degree programme.
The application for the double degree programme is carried out in conjunction with the application for the M.A. European Studies programme.
Please enclose the following documents to your application for the M.A. European Studies:
- a motivation letter in French, approximately one page in length, in which you indicate your preferred Parcours at the University of Strasbourg
- a reverse-chronological curriculum vitae in French
- language certificates for English and French (UNIcert® II or level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages); ideally proof of C1 level in French.
After a formal admission test for the M.A. European Studies, candidates for the double degree programme are selected by the programme directors. Due to the small number of available places (a maximum of 3 per partner university), allocation is based on the applicants' academic achievements and motivation. In case of equal qualifications, the decision will be taken by lot.
The programme can only be begun in winter semester (October).
Information on application and enrolment (in German)
If you have further questions on entrance requirements and applications, please contact the Student Registration Office, phone: +49 851 509 ext. 1127 or 1128