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Information for students' employers

Businesses, governmental agencies, and organisations are increasingly often faced with complex problems, caused by the economic, judicial, social and political development in Europe. At the same time, the need for handling issues in a competent and speedy manner has probably never been greater. These two developments taken together pose new demands for highly developed analytical skills among both employers and employees, and a need for a new form of higher education, aimed at those that are already professionally active. In order to fulfil this need the Centre for European Studies (CES) at the University of Gothenburg has developed a new Executive Master in European Studies (EMAES). The program was initiated by the Council for European Studies, whose prominent members include among others Cecilia Malmström, Christian Leffler, Jerker Stattin, and Mikaela Kumlin Granit.

How is the programme taught?

EMAES is studied on part-time and online, so that participants can remain professionally active while studying. The teaching and assignments are designed to allow flexibility, so that participants can study at times convenient to them. A highly qualified teaching staff and a well-developed close collaboration with representatives from the public sector, business, and interest organisations guarantees a high quality academic education that is also closely linked to the working life.

What does the student and the employer get?

By having your employee attending EMAES you will gain access to an advanced, modern academic education that is both closely tied to current research, and based on the needs of working life. The participant will gain a Master’s degree at the end, as well as new knowledge and skills, and access to a unique network through the other participants. The programme offers the opportunity for participant to apply theory and methods to current issues from their work place. In particular, when the students choose a topic for their Master thesis they are encouraged to take the needs of their workplace into account.

What is required of the employer

EMAES does not have any tuition fees, but there are some associated costs since participants have to travel to Gothenburg at 10 occasions over the two-year programme period. We also require that you as an employer endorse the application of your employee, indicating that you support their participation in the programme and that you have reached an agreement that will make it practically possible for the employee to combine studying and working. 

Our students' employers so far

  • Business Region Göteborg AB
  • CPMR Baltic Sea Commission
  • European Banking Authority
  • Embassy of Spain in Stockholm
  • Frälsningsarmén
  • 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

Contact us

To learn more about the programme and the contents of the courses, see the rest of this website – and please don’t hesitate to contact us! 

Study Administrator Ingrid Andreasson

Director of Studies Urban Strandberg 

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Director of studies
Urban Strandberg

Student counsellor
Eva Nilsson

Study administrator
Ingrid Andreasson

Application open

EMAES is open for applications. Applications should be submitted through www.universityadmissions.se 


You can either search for "Executive Master's Programme in European Studies" or enter the code GU-17696 to be directed to the correct application page. 

Sidansvarig: Anna-Karin Lundell|Sidan uppdaterades: 2019-01-03

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