Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

European Studies (Specialization: European Social and Cultural Policy Analysis)

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Cultural Studies, Political Sciences, Economics, Sociology, Global & European Studies, Economic and Public Policy, Public Policy
English & German
Winter semester: 15 Jul/15 Sep
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus

Course Description

The OVGU University of Magdeburg describes the program as follows: "The master’s programme in European Studies European Policy Analysis prepares students to analyse, evaluate and influence the policymaking process of the European Union. It does so by combining insights from political science, sociology, cultural studies and economics. By linking an interdisciplinary academic education with practice-centered teaching formats students will learn to think critically about today’s challenges and develop practical solutions based in sound knowledge. In addition to the core academic component of this course of study, students will gain skills in communication, teamwork and knowledge transfer so as to be ideally prepared for the job market."


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) or master's degree in the subjects of social sciences, economics, cultural or media sciences or in a technically closely related direction.

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

For the "European Social and Cultural Policy Analysis" focus area:

  • BA degree with at least 40 CP in two of the following subjects: political science, sociology, history, cultural, linguistic or media studies.
  • At least three months of experience abroad before the start of the course is desirable.


If the degree is not yet available at the time of application, the applicant must have at least 150 CP for six-semester bachelor's degrees or 180 CP for seven-semester bachelor's degrees.

The examination committee makes the decision as to whether the admission requirements are met.

Admission is only possible if no more than 30 CP are missing from the CP listed before. Admission is then subject to conditions that the conditions must be met within two semesters. The conditions imposed by the examination board must be met on time, otherwise, the student will be de-registered at the end of the second semester. Until the requirements are met, enrollment is subject to change.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min C1
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
min 108
min 7
min DSH 2
min TDN 4
min TDN 4
Specification: (all four parts at least level 4)
Deutsche Sprachdiplom (DSD)
min DSD II (B2/C1)
min C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)
telc Deutsch
min C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Holders of a school education certificate after at least 4 ascending school years from the Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, United Kingdom (incl. overseas territories), Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Canada, New Zealand, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent, Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago as USA (incl. external territories) are except. Master applicants who had their complete bachelor studies in one of these countries are exempt from these requirements. Applicants from other countries must provide official language proof, even if English is an official language in their country.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

In 28 hours free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
Application Fee:
€ 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website