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Master of European Union Studies

  • Masters (Coursework)

This 180-point degree studies the European Union (EU) in the global context, with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region and European Union-Aotearoa New Zealand relations.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
18 months full-time
Course Code
Domestic Fees
$11,038 per year / $16,557 total
International Fees
$40,800 per year / $61,200 total

About this course

This 180-point degree studies the European Union (EU) in the global context, with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region and European Union-Aotearoa New Zealand relations.

Master of European Union Studies (MEURO) participants will analyse the influence of global and regional conditions on the EU and gain an understanding of issues around multiculturalism in the European context and in the Asia-Pacific.

The economic and political importance of the EU within the Asia-Pacific region has never been higher. In 2016 the EU and Aotearoa New Zealand initiated a joint Pacific energy partnership programme (worth €2 billion), a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has been concluded with Korea, and FTA negotiations commenced with Aotearoa, ASEAN, Malaysia, India, and Singapore. The impact of BREXIT in our region is an area that the MEURO degree explores from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Entry requirements

The MEURO builds on a three-year undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (or a bachelor's degree plus qualifying course) completed at a specified minimum level of attainment.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of European Union Studies or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

See Te Rangai Toi Tangata | College of Arts website for more information on the MEURO enrolment process and the application form.

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Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

This programme will prepare graduates for careers in government organisations, non-government organisations, and business with international connections.

Graduates will have engaged in one of the two internships which builds community engagement skills, and all graduates will have had the opportunity to reflect on multicultural identities in contemporary Europe, and on contemporary relations between the EU and the nations of Asia and the Pacific, including Maori and indigenous societies.

These skills and the knowledge gained are of great benefit to government departments such as Manatu Aorere | Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hīkina Whakatutuki | Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, as well as educational programmes such as WestREAP and ISD Dusseldorf.

Previous EURO graduates have been employed as policy consultants for Antarctic issues and with NGO's such as the Lawyer's Committee on Nuclear Policy and Global Focus Aotearoa, as well as project managers and lease advisors for educational institutions.

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