Europe in the World (EitW) combines theoretical classes about political and cultural topics with newsrooms in which you work as professional correspondents. Understanding Europe through reading, writing, travelling and living in two European countries is what EitW is all about. You will also have the opportunity of working in other European countries.
The Utrecht part concentrates on Europe and the European Union: its politics, culture and identity, social economic structure and relevant policies and legislation. The Utrecht part of the programme provides you with the theoretical framework, contextualized within the journalism profession.
In order to publish on and analyze the European Union it is important journalists are aware of its structure and what are powers determining policies in Brussels. The historical context is necessary to understand the current situation and helps journalists to see patterns in EU development. European Politics is one of the three core courses together with European Economics and European Law.
Each course is assessed with a mix of individual and group assignments.
In Aarhus the focus of the programme changes, the perspective becomes wider: from Europe to the world. The position of Europe in the world will be discussed in various lectures and assignments with focus on foreign policy and euro reporting.
Starting from definitions of foreign policy, globalisation and the world agenda, the course moves on to the foreign policy of powers like the US, United Kingdom, Germany, China – still linked to current affairs and the role of Europe.
In the video below you can see what happens in a politics class.
The editorial part starts in Utrecht where you publish stories on our own Euroscope news website. This includes a story about your one week trip to the European Parliament in Brussels, which some students vlogged about:
In Aarhus you continue publishing, focusing on world affairs and foreign policy. An example of this is The Outsider (2018) online magazine. In the last weeks of the programme, working in groups, you cover different parts of the continent as true correspondents. You visit capitals and towns around Europe and produce our flagship multimedia Euroviews magazine.
Final exam project
The final exam project is done individually or in pairs – projects that can be enriched by what has been learned during the EitW course. Many students go abroad. Below you can view Made in Scampia (2017) – a final exam project from Naples Italy, produced by Europe in the World alumni Marijn Meijer y Bodisco Massink & Matthias Van Ruijssevelt.
Another final exam project, see below, is 99 Hiding – Bulgaria’s mental health system (2016), produced by EitW alumnus Yanita Georgieva.
Utrecht & Aarhus
When you think of the Netherlands, images of bikes, loads of tulips and ancient canals probably pop up immediately. Utrecht offers that, and much more: being the largest student city in the Netherlands with almost 45,000 students it is filled with cafés and restaurants at low budget prices.
Also, Utrecht is located in the centre of the Netherlands, only a stone’s throw from Amsterdam. This also means that a weekend trip to Paris or Brussels is easy and cheap to do. Go to the Visit Utrecht site to discover more about the city.
Aarhus is a major student city in Denmark, with over 6,000 international students. Even though Denmark is a bit more expensive, the massive population of students in Aarhus means that it is filled with cafés and restaurants that offer you student discount.
Also, in Aarhus you will find a variety of cultural opportunities. Just take a look at Aros, the city’s museum of modern art. Go to the Visit Aarhus site to discover more about the city.
Study Guide 2018-2019
For more information about the theoretical courses, newsrooms and requirements and applications please download and read the Study Guide.