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The Executive Master's Programme in European Studies (EMAES), 60 hp

EMAES addresses mid-career professionals across the non-profit, public and private sectors, who want to expand their analytical capacity and networks. The students come from many different countries and have varying disciplinary backgrounds.

EMAES aims to sharpen the participants’ ability to critically and strategically handle the complexities of current European challenges. The studies are based on literature, perspectives, and lecturers from various academic disciplines in social sciences, humanities, economics, and law. EMAES is read on half-time basis over a two-year period, most of the studies are online-based, and the teaching is in English. For citizens of the EU/EEA/Switzerland, the program is free of charge.

The programme starts in September each year and runs for two years. You meet your fellow classmates and teachers a few times a year but the rest of the time you can study at your own pace online. Tailored to your and your employer's needs.

Due to the current situation with the new Corona virus, the entire autumn term for EMAES will be carried out as distance education. All "campus meetings" until March 2021 will be held online.



Connected employers

Students who recently studied or are currently studying the EMAES are active in a variety of fields of work and organizations such as; Business Region Göteborg AB, CPMR Baltic Sea Commission, European Banking Authority, Embassy of Spain in Stockholm, Salvation Army, Företagarna, Greek Parliament, DIK, German Embassy in Bangkok, Interpol, IRENA: International Renewable Energy Agency, Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, NATO, Nordic Investment Bank, Norwegian National Police Immigration Service, NUR Energy Ltd, Sida. Statistics, Sweden (SCB), Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Swedish Ministry of Defense, The National Board of Health and Welfare, Vänersborg municipality.

Facing Europe’s challenges

Europe is facing challenges, both now and in the future. Important questions include: what happens to European cohesion and democratic values when prosperity gaps increase and countries come under pressure of increased migration? Does Europe continue to prioritize being globally competitive, or does it become a pioneer in sustainable development? And how do conflicts on the borders of Europe, and the dependence on oil and gas give rise to new security risks? 

Our way of meeting these challenges is through research and education, but we also recognize a need for collaboration between policy-makers, the public, and universities. To this end, we have started a new Executive Masters programme in European Studies (EMAES). In this program a select group of 20 students who are all professionally active in the area of European Affairs will meet both each other and our teachers and researchers, working together to address important European issues and bringing their new knowledge back to society.


Since the challenges facing Europe have such complexity, the need for multidisciplinary research and education is greater than ever before. EMAES is an academic programme that lives up to the demands of a changing European landscape, as it is firmly grounded in a complete multidisciplinary academic environment, which successfully combines research, teaching, and outreach.

Join us!

You have a job that requires you to handle the complex issues of the contemporary world. Maybe you work with issues such as energy management, migration, security, or the labour market, or one of the countless other areas affected by European integration. You already hold a Bachelor’s degree, for example in social sciences, humanities, economics, law, or engineering, but would like to further your analytical skills, and gain a more profound understanding of Europe and the European Union founded on the scientific method. At the same time you would like to carry on working while you study. You would value being a part of an exclusive network of highly skilled professionals with a common interest in Europe. If this description fits you, then The Executive Master in European Studies (EMAES) could be for you.

Film about European Studies

Students presentations

On 22 January 2018 professor Bo Rothstein was invited to the EMAES as a guest lecturer. Before introducing professor Rothstein, the EMAES-students presented themselves under the chairing of Urban Strandberg, Director of European Studies.

Sidansvarig: Anna-Karin Lundell|Sidan uppdaterades: 2020-05-28

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