Master programmes

In partnership with renowned universities and leading experts in the academic and professional world throughout Europe we organise specialised Master programmes.

Master of European Legal Studies (MELS online) 2017/2019MELS online EIPA

This Master is a truly international study programme offered in partnership with the Université de Lorraine in France. Participants who successfully conclude the programme are awarded a French Master degree: Master en études européennes - spécialité Droit de la construction européenne.

The programme, developed with the reputable Centre Européen Universitaire (CEU), is designed to achieve two principal aims:

  1. to provide an initial background to the fundamental issues underlying the European integration process and
  2. to offer progressive and increasing specialisation in the vast field of European law, with a view to enabling students to deal with legal questions in a practical way.
Further details, including the provisional calendar, application form and practical information


"I would definitely recommend MELS to anyone seeking to gain a better overview of EU law.
Unlike many part-time courses, it maintains that important face-to-face contact,
and offers something for everyone with its wide range of topics covered.
It was definitely hard work, but also a thoroughly enjoyable learning experience".

Kate Wilson, Acccredited Parliamentary Assistant,European Parliament, MELS Promotion 2014-2016


Master's programme in European Public Affairs (EPA)

The master's programme in European Public Affairs is a joint programme offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of the Maastricht University and EIPA. EIPA’s experts contribute with their expertise in several modules of the EPA master.

The programme provides advanced professional training in both the theoretical and practical aspects of European policy-making. Master students learn to think in European terms and gain practical experience working in international teams under joint supervision of academics and practitioners to solve European policy problems from a multidisciplinary perspective. This prepares them for an excellent career in European public affairs and public service.

This master in European Public Affairs has been ranked 1st in the Keuzegids Masters 2017

Further details, including on how to apply to for the 2017-2018 academic year