University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences

Introduction

The Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences

Founded in 1388, the University of Cologne is one of the oldest and largest universities in Germany. It is located in the city centre of Cologne and offers its students a wide range of academic and social activities. It has gained a stable and outstanding reputation for maintaining the highest standards in research and education. The Cologne WiSo Faculty (Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences) is one of the university's six faculties.

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Double Master’s in Demography and Social Inequality

Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Cologne

The Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. [+]

In cooperation with the University of Groningen The Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme spend one year studying at each university and graduate with two master’s degrees: a Master of Sciences in Sociology and Social Research issued by the University of Cologne and a Master of Science in Population Studies issued by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. The international master's programme focuses on demographic change, population dynamics and the challenges faced by modern societies due to increasing life expectancy, decreasing birth rates and migration. Students will learn to apply advanced social research methods and data analysis, providing necessary tools to deal with current issues such as ageing, social inequality, family, integration and education, among others. Students will have the possibility of acquiring in-depth knowledge of these topics and developing interdisciplinary research skills. Students of the Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality complete their first year at the University of Cologne and their second year at the University of Groningen. Students follow a study path that is integrated into the regular course offer of both universities. The programme is based on the mutual recognition of credit points and includes a joint master’s thesis which is supervised by professors at both universities. After successful completion of the programme, students are awarded two degrees: a Master of Science in Sociology and Social Research by the University of Cologne and a Master of Science in Population Studies by the University of Groningen. Key Facts Programme duration: 4 semesters, full-time Programme start: Beginning of October in Cologne Partner university: The University of Groningen ist one of the oldest and most prestigious universities of the Netherlands. The Faculty of Spatial Sciences is one of ten Faculties of the University. Its research focuses on the achievement of well-being through sustainable and socially acceptable spatial transformation as well as innovation. Degrees awarded:Master of Science in Sociology and Social Research by the University of Cologne and Master of Science in Population Studies by the University of Groningen Language: English Tuition Fees: Students pay a social contribution at the University of Cologne during their first year (approx. €260 per semester, including a ticket for the public transport in the area of North-Rhine Westphalia). In addition, students have to pay tuition at the University of Groningen during their second year (approx. €1,980 for EU applicants; for more details on the exact tuition fee, please see the website of University of Groningen). Career perspectives Graduates of the Double Master's Programme of Demography and Social Inequality will be particularly well prepared for careers that require extensive academic knowledge of social research and demography on a national or international scale. Graduates will have developed a deep understanding of the effects of population dynamics on the economy, family life, social cohesion and health. Possible areas of employment include: Research and academic institutions; Local and federal government institutions concerned with economic and social policies; Demographic institutes and statistical agencies; Development organisations; Human resource departments of government institutions or corporations. Application process The application period for the Double Master’s Programme in Demography and Social Inequality runs from early April to 15 May. Applications must be submitted online via the application portal of the University of Cologne. In addition, applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at the University of Groningen must apply via uni-assist online and by post before 1 May. When applying via uni-assist, please select the programme ‘MSc in Sociology and Social Research’ at the University of Cologne. Entry requirements An excellent bachelor’s degree with at least 30 ECTS in Sociology and strong proficiency in quantitative methods in Social Sciences or Empirical Social Research and in Statistics Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) English at level C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C)) Very good intercultural and social skills Relevant practical experience is desirable Application deadline For applicants with a German bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree from the University of Groningen: 15 May 2017 For applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at the University of Groningen: 1 May 2017 [-]

Master in International Management (CEMS MIM)

Campus Full time August 2017 Germany Cologne

The CEMS Master's in International Management (CEMS MIM) is a master’s programme in the field of business and management, which is delivered by 30 leading universities from around the world in cooperation with more than 70 multinational corporations and four social partners. In Cologne the CEMS MIM is offered as part of the 2-year MSc in International Management. [+]

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT (CEMS MIM) - MASTER OF SCIENCE The CEMS Master's in International Management (CEMS MIM) is a master’s programme in the field of business and management, which is delivered by 30 leading universities from around the world in cooperation with more than 70 multinational corporations and four social partners. In Cologne the CEMS MIM is offered as part of the 2-year MSc in International Management. An international focus and strong links with industry and business set the programme apart from others. Alongside internationally aligned courses, Skill Seminars and Business Projects, it includes an internship abroad and a term at a CEMS partner institution in another country. In addition to being the most international management programme on the market, it is the starting point for lifelong professional and personal networks. The quality of CEMS MIM is underscored by its excellent results in the Financial Times Master’s in Management Ranking, which rates the professional success of graduates. The MIM programme has continually held one of the Top 10 places since the ranking was introduced in 2005. The programme's core features International course experience Intercultural study groups Term abroad at one of the top business schools of the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education Consultancy project carried out in collaboration with multinational companies Soft skills seminars geared towards developing leadership skills Numerous opportunities to meet and network with representatives of globally active companies 10 week internship abroad CEMS (MIM) Curriculum Within the core and advanced category in International Management, the CEMS MIM students from the University of Cologne study mandatory courses in International Management such as International Finance and Business Strategy. They also choose one of the following six specialisations in Business or Economics: Accounting and Taxation, Corporate Development, Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Economics. The programme’s focus on Applied International Management culminates in a mandatory Business Project and a Case Study Course. The CEMS year, including the CEMS core elements, takes place during the second year of the Cologne master degree and is equivalent to an academic year (CEMS term 1 during the fall and CEMS term 2 during spring term). One of these terms is completed at the home school, the other term at a CEMS school abroad. The master’s thesis is written towards the end of the programme. It is intended to show that the student is capable of conducting academic work on and reflecting on a specific problem related to the subject matter covered on the programme, using the necessary methods and within a specified period. Take the chance Learn to apply the latest research and appropriate solutions at your home and partner university to questions with practical, real-world relevance! Develop an understanding of the role of leadership in different intercultural environments and effective approaches to strengthen ethical behaviour in business. Reflect your own conceptions of leadership and relate them to current positions and arguments discussed in academic literature and case studies. Discuss current topics with CEMS members all over the world, which are relevant for international companies (strategy, organisation, personnel, business ethics, etc.); learn econometric methods and analyse the economic situation of globally operating companies. Tuition Fee The University of Cologne does not charge any tuition fee for the CEMS MIM. Students selected for the programme must pay a student registration and handling fee of €100 to CEMS. This fee is due in January and payable directly to CEMS. Students will receive further instructions about the payment method once accepted on the programme. All students accepted on the CEMS MIM at the University of Cologne must pay a social contribution fee of the University of Cologne of approximately 260 EUR each term. This social contribution includes a semester ticket covering public transport in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Admission requirements The admission requirements must be fulfilled until the application deadline: Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in Business Administration or Economics with strong proficiency in Business Administration, Economics and quantitative methods Application in the case of unfinished Bachelor studies: In cases where present Bachelor studies have not been fully completed, application is permitted if the candidate has earned at least 70% of the required degree credits and will have achieved the remaining results by 30 September at the latest. Overall grade of at least 2.5 (German grade) in the Bachelor’s degree Fulfilment of the following subject-related requirements: 1. subject-related requirements at least 48 ECTS need to be specific to the field of Business Administration/Management Studies at least 16 ECTS need to be specific to the field of Economics at least 10 ECTS credits in Statistics/Mathematics 2. Language requirements English at level C1 (CEF) 2nd CEMS language (level B2): can be the mother tongue or any other additional language Selection procedure Academic achievements (Bachelor grade) [68-34 score points] GMAT Test score (GRE or English TM-WiSo also accepted), highly recommended [17-0 score points] interview (includes education, motivation, analytical and communication skills, personal incidence and integrity, international experience) [15-0 score points] Applicants who are shortlisted after the assessment of the written application will be invited for a selection interview to Cologne. Application Application deadline and process All documents must be provided in either German or English and submitted on the application portal until March 31st. An authorised translation into either German or English must be attached to any documents in other languages. We may need to ask for further documentation at a later stage of the application. Applicants with a (bachelor) degree acquired abroad must also apply via uni-assist until March 31st. Detailed information about the admission procedure and admission deadlines are provided on the application website. [-]

Master of Science in Sociology and Social Research

Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Cologne

The Master in Sociology and Empirical Social Research focuses on advanced methods of data collection and analysis, conveying a key qualification that is increasingly in demand. It is based on the practical, research-oriented handling of current topics such as aging, the labour market, education, family, health, integration, crime and the economy. [+]

SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESEARCH The Master in Sociology and Empirical Social Research focuses on advanced methods of data collection and analysis, conveying a key qualification that is increasingly in demand. It is based on the practical, research-oriented handling of current topics such as aging, the labour market, education, family, health, integration, crime and the economy. The Sociology and Social Research master programme is set out as a full-time 4-semester programme. It is a consecutive master degree, based on a bachelor’s degree within the field of sociology. The core and advanced sections of the master programme cover methodological foundations of sociology and social research. The specialisation section consists of a research seminar as well as advanced modules in sociology and social research. The supplementary section serves to develop a more specific profile—either by deepening and specialising or by diversifying your knowledge. Further modules in business administration as well as in social sciences and economics are available to students. In a nutshell Standard period of study: 4 semesters, full-time Start: Fall term Degree title: Master of Science (M.Sc.) Language: English Fees: Only Social fee Only the best for your career The M.Sc. Sociology and Social Research at the WiSo-faculty of the University of Cologne deepens the knowledge gained in your bachelor studies and makes you an expert in your respective area. For many managing positions of different industries and for certain professions in research and teaching, a master is indispensable. Possible areas of employment for sociologists can be found within market and opinion research, national and international statistic agencies, in national and international associations that are concerned with social and economic policy, research institutions, the departments of media research within mass media corporations and personnel administration of corporations. Additionally, other areas of employment present in positions of local government e.g. in departments responsible for school-, family-, city- or environmental policy as well as provincial and federal agencies. Graduates possess skills that qualify for the upper grade of civil service and leading positions in social and market research as well as social planning. Not international enough? If this is the case, there is the possibility to apply for a semester abroad at one of our numerous partner universities. Admission Requirements and Selection Procedure The admission requirements must be fulfilled until the application deadline: Bachelor's degree Application in the case of unfinished Bachelor studies: In cases where present Bachelor studies have not been fully completed, application is permitted if the candidate has earned at least 80% of the required credits and will have achieved the remaining results by 30 September at the latest. The specific admission criteria governing the designated course of study (including the overall grade) must already have been fulfilled on the basis of the exam results available at the time of application. Overall grade of at least 2.7 (German grade) in the Bachelor’s degree Fulfilment of the following subject-related requirements At least 30 ECTS credits in Sociology at least 18 ECTS credits in quantitative methods in Social Sciences or Empirical Social Research, within these credits at least 9 ECTS in Statistics have to be included Language requirements English language skills [-]

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Double Masters Programme in Business Administration

Campus Full time August 2017 Germany Cologne

The Double Master’s Programme in Business Administration gives students the opportunity to pursue two master’s degrees from two top-ranking universities in only two years. Students spend their first year at the University of Cologne and their second year at one of the partner universities. This gives them a unique advantage as they can combine the best of two universities and enjoy the benefits of an international environment, allowing them to improve their intercultural understanding as well as their language skills. [+]

The Double Master’s Programme in Business Administration gives students the opportunity to pursue two master’s degrees from two top-ranking universities in only two years. Students spend their first year at the University of Cologne and their second year at one of the partner universities. This gives them a unique advantage as they can combine the best of two universities and enjoy the benefits of an international environment, allowing them to improve their intercultural understanding as well as their language skills. The international master’s programme is part of the regular course offer at both universities and is based on the mutual recognition of credit points. Each programme has its own focus, depending on the partner university’s available specialisations. The range of Double Master’s Programmes in Business Administration offered by the University of Cologne gives students the opportunity to choose the programme which best matches their career ambitions, either at: the Louvain School of Management in Belgium, the Aalto University School of Business in Finland, the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland or the Indian Institute of Management of Ahmedabad in India. Programme structure Students selected for the Double Master’s in Business Administration complete their first year at the University of Cologne and their second year at the Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki, the Louvain School of Management, the Warsaw School of Economics or at at the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad (IIMA). Students can choose one of the majors offered as part of the Master of Science in Business Administration at the University of Cologne: Corporate Development, Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Accounting ( Accounting is only available for German-speaking students) and... - ... with one specialisation at the Aalto University School of Business (e.g. Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information and Service Management, Management and International Business, Marketing, Strategy) or - ... a professional focus in the Master in Management at the Louvain School of Management (Finance, Strategy, Marketing or Human Resources) or - ... one specialisation at the Warsaw School of Economics (Management or International Business) or - ... one specialisation at the IIMA (Economics, Finance and Accounting, Communication, Marketing or Business Policy). All courses offered by the IIMA are at master’s or PhD level. The programme is available in English. It is based on the mutual recognition of credit points and includes a joint master’s thesis which is supervised by professors at both universities. Entry requirements An excellent bachelor's degree or equivalent with strong proficiency in Business Administration and Economics (at least 78 ECTS in total, of this at least 48 ECTS in Business Administration and at least 18 ECTS in Economics). Furthermore, applicants need to have strong proficiency in Statistics and/or Mathematics Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) English at level C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C)) GMAT test result with a minimum score of 550 points Application deadline For applicants with a German bachelor's degree: 15 May 2017 For applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany: 1 May 2017 [-]

Double Masters Programme in Health Economics

Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Cologne

The Double Master’s Programme in Health Economics gives students the opportunity to pursue two master’s degrees from two renowned universities during a two-year programme. The programme focuses on innovation in the healthcare sector and on current and future healthcare challenges. [+]

In cooperation with Maastricht University The Double Master’s Programme in Health Economics gives students the opportunity to pursue two master’s degrees from two renowned universities during a two-year programme. The programme focuses on innovation in the healthcare sector and on current and future healthcare challenges. It is directed at students that want to pursue a career in the healthcare sector with an academic interest in innovation at multiple levels: individuals, groups and on an organisational level as well as regional, national and international. Students gain an in-depth understanding of health economics and innovation in health care. Students selected for the Double Master’s Programme in Health Economics complete their first year at the University of Cologne and their second year at Maastricht University. Students follow a study path that is integrated into the regular course offer of both universities. The programme is taught in English. It is based on the mutual recognition of credit points and includes a joint master’s thesis which is supervised by professors at both universities. After successful completion of the programme, students are awarded two degrees: a Master of Science in Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management by Maastricht University and a Master of Science in Health Economics by the University of Cologne. Key Facts Programme duration: 4 semesters, full-time Programme start: Beginning of October in Cologne Partner university: The Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences is one of the six faculties of Maastricht University. Its learning methods are based on the principle of Problem-Based Learning (PBL). The Faculty has a strong international orientation, evidenced by its international student body as well as its research. It has an excellent location in the centre of Maastricht. Degrees awarded: Master of Science in Health Economics by the University of Cologne and Master of Science in Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management by Maastricht University Language: English Fees: Students pay a semester contribution at the University of Cologne for the duration of their studies (approx. €260 per term including a student travel card which is valid on all public transport in North Rhine-Westphalia). In addition, students have to pay tuition fees at Maastricht University during their second year (approx. €1,980 for EU applicants; for more details on the tuition fee, please see the website of Maastricht University Only the best for your career Graduates of this programme will be particularly well prepared for careers at the interface of Management, Economics and Medicine. Possible positions include: High-level management positions in the public and private health care sector, for example in hospitals, healthcare centres, healthcare insurance companies or consultancy agencies; Policy officer in government institutions or Research positions at research institutes and universities. Entry requirements An excellent bachelor’s degree in the field of Health Economics, Economics, Business Administration or Management studies (a minimum of 60 ECTS in these fields) with strong proficiency in Health Economics and Medicine Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) English at level C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C)) Very good intercultural and social skills Relevant practical experience is desirable Application deadline For applicants with a German bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree from Maastricht University: 15 May 2017 For applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at Maastricht University: 1 May 2017 [-]

Master of Science in Business Administration

Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Cologne

The Business Administration master programme consists of 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points and is laid out as a full-time 4-semester programme. It is a consecutive master’s degree, based on a bachelor’s degree within the field of business administration. [+]

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - MASTER OF SCIENCE The Business Administration master programme consists of 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points and is laid out as a full-time 4-semester programme. It is a consecutive master’s degree, based on a bachelor’s degree within the field of business administration. One of the six following specialised fields within business administration is selected, and forms the focus of study from the beginning: Corporate Development Finance Marketing Accounting and Taxation Supply Chain Management Media and Technology Management Top-ranking: The WiSo Faculty and its specialised fields of study is among the leaders in prestigious university rankings, for example those of the German business newspapers Handelsblatt and Wirtschaftswoche. These positions guarantee outstanding quality in research and teaching. Leading research: We offer you a unique network of research resources and institutions, which have received numerous research awards. Practice-oriented: This practice-oriented degree establishes a direct link to your future career. Excellent international orientation: With over 120 partner universities worldwide, all available for exchange semesters, we give your course a strong international focus. Successful graduates: The WiSo Faculty has been among the top four universities in terms of the quality of its graduates in the Wirtschaftswoche rankings for many years now. As one of our graduates you will have the tools to be successful in business, as a freelancer or in non-profit companies. Course structure The Core and Advanced Section, which contains 18 credit points, will cover methodical basics of the respective major. The Specialisation Section teaches major-specific basics and, in addition, advanced skills within the same area. This section consists of 48 credit points. The Supplementary Section serves as an additional section to develop a more specific profile – either by deepening and specialising or by diversifying knowledge. Further modules from business administration as well as from social sciences or economics are available to students. This area covers 24 credit points. Only the best for your career The M.Sc. Business Administration at the WiSo-faculty of the University of Cologne widens the knowledge gained in your bachelor studies and makes you an expert in your respective area. For many managing positions of different industries and for certain professions in research and teaching, a master is indispensable. Furthermore, so-called “Master Fast Tracks” offer the possibility of already taking classes relevant to future PHD-studies to distinguished scholars. Not international enough? If this is the case, get information on the Master of Science in International Management/CEMS MIM (the joint master programme with „CEMS – The Global Alliance in Management Education“), in Germany exclusively offered by the University of Cologne, or on our outstanding Double-Master Programmes in cooperation with Aalto University School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland, the Louvain School of Management in Louvain, Belgium, the Warsaw School of Economics and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, in India. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS The admission requirements must be fulfilled until the application deadline: Bachelor's degree Application in the case of unfinished Bachelor studies: In cases where present Bachelor studies have not been fully completed, application is permitted if the candidate has earned at least 80% of the required credits and will have achieved the remaining results by 30 September at the latest. The specific admission criteria governing the designated course of study (including the overall grade) must already have been fulfilled on the basis of the exam results available at the time of application. Overall grade of at least 2.7 (German grade) in the Bachelor’s degree Fulfilment of the following subject-related requirements At least 78 ECTS credits in the field of Business Administration and Economics of this at least 48 ECTS credits in Business Administration of this at least 18 ECTS credits in Economics At least 15 ECTS credits in Statistics and/or Mathematics Language requirements Accounting and Taxation, Media and Technology Management, Supply Chain management: German and English (B2) language skills Corporate Development, Finance and Marketing: English language skills SELECTION PROCEDURE Within the selection process each applicant receives an individual score that consists of the following criteria: Grade earned in the preceding Bachelor’s degree [68-34 points] Result of the admission test TM-WISO/ GMAT/ GRE [32 - 0 points] The above criteria are used to determine a score for each candidate. Study places are subsequently allotted according to an applicant’s position on the ranking list. [-]

Master of Science in Economics

Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Cologne

The Economics master programme consists of 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points and is designed as a full-time 4-semester programme. It is a consecutive master degree based on a bachelor’s degree within the field of economics. [+]

ECONOMICS - MASTER OF SCIENCE The Economics master programme consists of 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points and is designed as a full-time 4-semester programme. It is a consecutive master degree based on a bachelor’s degree within the field of economics. The core and advanced sections cover content-specific and methodological foundations in micro and macroeconomics, statistics, econometrics and mathematics. These competencies enable you to comprehend scientific literature on economic science and independently analyse economic problems on an advanced theoretical and empirical level. There is a variety of research and method oriented modules (Research Track Modules) to choose from, allowing you to put together a course package that best suits your level of knowledge and training objectives. In the specialisation section, you chose two of seven different sub-areas (fields) to specialise in. These fields reflect the faculty’s method and research focus within the area of economics: Design and Behavior Energy Economics Growth, Labor and Inequality in the Global Economy Markets and Institutions Macroeconomics, Money and Financial Markets Public Economics Statistics and Econometrics The supplementary section enables you to develop a more specific profile – either by deepening and specialising or by diversifying knowledge. Examples for modules are e.g. finance, corporate strategy, economic psychology or economic geography. Students also have the possibility to acquire credits during a semester abroad, accounted for at the WiSo Faculty. Only the best for your career As a graduate you will find possible fields of employment in areas of public institutions such as ministries, central banks, agencies, and public authorities (such as antitrust divisions or regulatory authorities), European institutions (such as the European Commission) or international institutions (such as the OECD, IWF or World Bank) which are specifically related to economics. Additionally, universities and research institutes as well as economic departments of private institutions (banks, consulting agencies, larger industrial corporations, organisations or the media) offer jobs for economists. Moreover, graduates of this programme have fantastic job prospects in other areas of the private sector (such as consulting agencies, investment banking or corporations in the network industry). Furthermore, so-called “Master Fast Tracks” offer the possibility of already taking classes relevant to future PHD-studies to distinguished scholars. Not international enough? The faculty provides extensive credit transfer possibilities and a window of mobility in the 3rd semester to offer students the possibility to spend a semester abroad at one of our numerous partner universities. Admission Requirements The admission requirements must be fulfilled until the application deadline: Bachelor's degree Application in the case of unfinished Bachelor studies: In cases where present Bachelor studies have not been fully completed, application is permitted if the candidate has earned at least 80% of the required credits and will have achieved the remaining results by 30 September at the latest. The specific admission criteria governing the designated course of study (including the overall grade) must already have been fulfilled on the basis of the exam results available at the time of application. Overall grade of at least 2.7 (German grade) in the Bachelor’s degree Fulfilment of the following subject-related requirements At least 18 ECTS credits in Economics At least 48 ECTS credits in further Economics, Business Administration and/or Social Sciences At least 15 ECTS credits in Statistics and/or Mathematics OR At least 40 ECTS in Mathematics Language requirements English language skills Selection procedure Within the selection process each applicant receives an individual score that consists of the following criteria: Grade earned in the preceding Bachelor’s degree [68-34 points] Result of the admission test TM-WISO/ GMAT/ GRE [32 - 0 points] The above criteria are used to determine a score for each candidate. Study places are subsequently allotted according to an applicant’s position on the ranking list. [-]

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Double Masters Programme in European Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Germany Cologne

The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme study at each university for one year and graduate with two master’s degrees from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. [+]

The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme study at each university for one year and graduate with two master’s degrees from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. The Double Master is an ambitious research-based and interdisciplinary programme which has a strong focus on the European Union, its institutions and policies. Students develop an in-depth understanding of the EU and of the workings of politics and society in an integrated Europe. The programme equips graduates with excellent methodological skills, enabling them to operate at an advanced level in an international research environment. During their year abroad, students will be exposed to an international environment that allows them to improve their intercultural and language skills. Students admitted to the Double Master’s Programme pursue a Research Master in European Studies at Maastricht University in their first year and complete modules of the Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of Cologne in their second year. The programme is based on the mutual recognition of credit points by both universities. Students attend a colloquium and write their master’s thesis during their year in Cologne. The thesis is jointly supervised by professors at both universities. In cooperation with Maastricht University The Fac­ulty of Arts and So­cial Sci­ences (FASoS) has ap­prox. 1,800 stu­dents and is one of the six fac­ul­ties at Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity. Its ed­u­ca­tional ap­proach is based on the prin­ci­ple of Prob­lem-Based Learn­ing (PBL). The Fac­ulty has a strong in­ter­na­tional ori­en­ta­tion, ev­i­denced by its in­ter­na­tional stu­dent body and its ex­ten­sive re­search. The Fac­ulty has an ex­cel­lent lo­ca­tion in the cen­tre of Maas­tricht. Pro­gramme du­ra­tion: 4 se­mes­ters, full-time Pro­gramme start: Be­gin­ning of Sep­tem­ber in Maas­tricht De­grees awarded: Re­search Mas­ter in Eu­ro­pean Stud­ies by Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity and Mas­ter of Arts in Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence by the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne Lan­guage of in­struc­tion: Eng­lish Fees: Stu­dents pay tu­ition fees at Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity dur­ing their first year of stud­ies (ap­prox. €1,980 for EU ap­pli­cants; for more de­tails on the tu­ition fee, please see the web­site of Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity) and a se­mes­ter con­tri­bu­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne (ap­prox. €260 per term, which in­cludes a stu­dent travel card which is valid on all pub­lic trans­port in North Rhine-West­phalia). Career perspectives Graduates of this double degree will be well prepared for the demands of an international employment market in European Studies, which increasingly expects applicants to have studied in more than one country. Graduates of the programme are particularly well qualified for a career in the institutions of the European Union, other areas of public administration or international companies. The research-oriented nature of the degree also enables graduates to move on to doctoral research, or to research-related work in think tanks or NGOs. These career perspectives require familiarity with different academic cultures, and thus graduates with a double degree will be better prepared for these kinds of positions than most of their peers with degrees from a single university. Entry requirements An excellent bachelor’s degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences with strong proficiency in Political Science (30 ECTS). Furthermore a minimum of further 12 ECTS in Political Science or in Methodology and Empirical Social Research Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) English at level C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C)). Please note that the Maastricht University also requires minimum scores in writing. IELTS: minimum score overall 7.0, minimum score writing 7.0; TOEFL ibt: minimum score overall 100, minimum score writing 28. Very good intercultural and social skills Relevant practical experience is desirable Application deadlines The online application for the Double Master’s Programme in European Studies takes place both through Maastricht University and the University of Cologne. Please note the different application deadlines at the two universities. At the University of Cologne: For applicants with a German bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree from Maastricht University: 15 May 2017 For applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at Maastricht University: 1 May 2017 At Maastricht University: For EU applicants: 1 June 2017 For non-EU applicants: 1 May 2017 [-]

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