Master of European Union Studies

Master of European Union Studies

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: October 31, April 30
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: February, July
International tuition: NZ$39,000
Domestic tuition: NZ$10,918

Program overview

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. There are three compulsory courses (45 points), a dissertation (90 points), and a further 45 points of elective courses. Students have the option of doing an internship course (EURO 482). The Master’s consists of 180 points, and half of these are made up by a dissertation. As a research degree, the MEURO builds on and reinforces the National Centre for Research on Europe’s international reputation for quality research and its established network of international contacts in Europe and Asia.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
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. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking TOEFL iBT: total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

Career opportunities

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 Māori and indigenous societies. 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.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand