European Culture and Economy (ECUE)

... looks into questions such as ...

  • How can the development of the EU be explained from a social and economic perspective?
  • How is Europe to be understood in historical terms?
  • How is Europe to be understood in its role as a cultural space?
  • How does the EU work from a legal perspective?
  • How can one integrate different approaches to and perspectives of these questions in an interdisciplinary manner?

Degree programmes


European Culture and Economy (ECUE), Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German, English

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

international students have the chance to gain an insight into and to study the complexity of Europe in an interdisciplinary manner, working in small groups of max. 35 participants.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Europeanisation, Governance, Institutions and Policy Areas in the EU
  • International Institutions and Processes of Globalisation
  • Internationalisation and Transnationalisation
  • Societies, Cultures, Labour and Participation in Europe
  • European History and History of Economics
  • International Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • Energy Management and Law
  • Applied Ethics and Political Philosophy
  • Cultural Studies (Media, Literature, Language)

Choosing a major is possible in the 3rd and 4th semester.

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • interdisciplinary knowledge regarding the degree programme and its contents
  • excellent German and English-language skills
  • very good or good grades acquired in the B.A. course


  • international exchange
  • European topics
  • interdisciplinary and intercultural learning
  • discovering new topics and subjects

struggles through:

  • unfamiliar topics
  • a lot of specialist literature
  • scientific theories
  • methods and models
  • diverse disciplinary ways of working and thinking.
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • in the fields of social science, cultural science, humanities and/or economics.
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in project management and administration in international institutions and organisations
  • in project management in international enterprises
  • in PR, communication and marketing
  • in universities (research and administration)
  • in HR development and consulting

And else?

An internship ...
​Students may earn credit points by completing an internship that counts as a practical module in the compulsory-elective module in the 3rd semester.
Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done in the 3rd or 4th semester.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Marcus Reinecke, M. A.
Building, Room: GD 1/159
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-28750
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft ECUE
Building, Room: GABF 05/508
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-23581
Website Fachschaft


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