Transatlantic Studies

MasterTransatlantic Studies: History, Culture and Politics

Transatlantic Studies examines the paradoxical connections between the two sides of the Atlantic Ocean. You will learn to analyse the past and present of multilayered exchanges between North America and Europe.

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  • You will study processes of cultural, geopolitical and economic exchange between North America and Europe
  • Internships and international exchange options are embedded in the curriculum
  • The programme is career oriented. You will acquire invaluable transferable skills in international classrooms, excursions, and interfaculty seminars
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What will you learn

In close collaboration with fellow students and staff, you will reflect on complex international interactions through themes such as global citizenship, democracy, international cooperation, freedom, equality, and human rights, all from a transatlantic perspective. The interdisciplinary approach will allow you to use and synthesise knowledge from a wide range of sources, such as digital collections, social media, policy documents, visual media, literature and popular culture. You will acquire intercultural skills to work in or with other cultures and societies.

The first semester will offer you a firm grounding in the field through a range of core courses. You will master the theories and research methods of transatlantic studies, engage with state-of-the art academic literature about the political and cultural dimensions of transatlantic interactions, and develop your own research interests. The second semester offers opportunities for in-depth exploration of research topics or an interdisciplinary specialisation in such transatlantic areas as international law, human rights, international relations, border studies, or the way contemporary North American culture reflects the social and political issues of its day. You can also integrate an internship or exchange programme with an American or Canadian university in this semester. You will complete the programme with a master’s thesis, which will offer you the setting to develop and present your own approach to the question of America’s place in transatlantic relations and European engagements with America.

Curriculum and courses

Future career opportunities

This programme will prepare you for your future career by offering you access an internship, a study abroad and access to the media industry and our network in public diplomacy, heritage institutions, international business and NGOs.

After your studies


The Master’s in Transatlantic Studies: History, Culture and Politics is a rich and very multifaceted programme, whose purpose is to stimulate, challenge and entice students to significantly broaden their understanding of urgent questions that our interconnected society faces today.


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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.