European Studies MA | College of Arts

European Studies MA

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Are you interested in...

  • European history, culture and politics?
  • Europe in relation to other continents or Europe in a global world?
  • Identity formation (e.g. minority, national, gender)?
  • Nationalism and internationalism?
  • Interplay between culture and politics? 

In our European Studies MA you will...

  • Work with faculty who are leaders in European Studies.
  • Develop the ability to look at world issues through a variety of lenses.
  • Work closely with a faculty member in a small and collegial program.
  • Experience a team teaching environment.
  • Be supported in your research and career pursuits.
  • Have access to faculty members who are dedicated to your development.
  • Engage in dynamic classroom and research experiences which will help you develop relevant, applicable and valued skills.
  • Develop critical thinking, communication and analytical skills relevant to your career goals.
  • Have opportunities to teach.
  • Develop a program of study customized to your research interests.
  • Gain intercultural understanding both during your study at the University of Guelph and through international experiences.​

more information on the program 

You can expect to develop and enhance a variety of transferable skills

  • Presentation Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Writing Skills
  • Research Methods
  • Teaching Practice
  • Time Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • International Networking
  • A Second Language (optional)

Possible Career Opportunities

  • Government Ministries
  • Civil Services
  • International Organizations
  • Academia (pursuing a PhD)
  • Teaching
  • Private Sector with ties to Europe
  • Publishing
  • Law
  • Arts Administration
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Bilingual Information and Education Officer

Contact information 

Graduate Coordinator:
Prof. Alan McDougall

Graduate Program Assistant:
Enrica Aurora Cominetti


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