The MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies (EIS) at the Natolin campus of the College of Europe in Warsaw is designed to respond to the growing need for experts in European integration processes and the EU’s external relations who can provide imaginative responses to today’s most complex national, regional and global challenges. Students are trained to think beyond disciplinary boundaries while gaining in-depth knowledge in EU public affairs and policies, external relations, the EU’s neighbourhood and European history and civilization. In short, we aim to provide a 360o view of Europe and its place in the world.
The programme draws on excellence in research with two established Chairs: one in European history and civilization, another on the European Neighbourhood Policy and the EU’s neighbours, as well as through the academic expertise of its international faculty. Two intensive study trips in Europe and its neighbourhood and international academic competitions, provide students with field experience. VIP events and other extracurricular activities are organized throughout the year.
Both the interdisciplinary programme and its professional dimension prepare graduates for the rapidly changing challenges of the international, European and national public sectors, as well as the non-governmental and private sectors. They may also serve as a step towards a PhD. We aim to educate cross-cultural communicators, innovative negotiators, administrators, analysts, researchers and leaders with multi-disciplinary and contextual, regional and international expertise. Graduates can also draw on a supportive and extensive alumni network.
This advanced MA is for university graduates in law, economics, political and social sciences and history, as well as other fields such as journalism, philosophy or languages.
College of Europe
The College of Europe was the world’s first university institute of postgraduate studies and training in European affairs, and remains unique and innovative to this day. Its origins date back to 1948, before the establishment of the European Coal and Steel Community. At the Hague Congress, Salvador de Madariaga, a Spanish statesman, thinker and writer in exile, proposed the establishment of a College where university graduates from many different countries could study in Poland and live together.
College of Europe – Natolin Campus in Warsaw, Poland
After the fall of communism, and in the wake of the changes in Central and Eastern Europe, the College of Europe campus at Natolin (Warsaw, Poland) was founded in 1992 with the support of the European Commission and the Polish government.
The Natolin campus with its historic Palace and 120-hectare park is probably one of the most beautiful student campuses in Europe.
Students live in two residences, Włodkowic and Retinger, which have fully equipped single rooms with private bathrooms, television, telephone, fast internet connection, refrigerator and cleaning service. The halls of residence supply sheets, pillows, blankets, towels and cutlery. Both residences have laundry facilities for student use.