European Governance

Type: Master's degree programme (following the Bachelor's one) Study mode: full-time study mode, single subject study mode
Degree: Mgr / MA / MSc Programme: International Territorial Studies
Standard length of studies: 2 years Language of instruction: English
Students: 22 Defended theses: 49

How do we manage flows of migrants into Europe?

How can we regulate financial markets?

How can Europe make the transition to a green economy and sustainable forms of energy?

Will reforms to welfare states foster economic growth, and if so, how do we approach these reforms?

What are the emerging patterns of intelligence sharing and law enforcement within the context of European cross-border policing?

Are European countries becoming more similar and homogenous because of the EU?

Does the EU unify us as equals or undermine democracy?



Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of relevant theories of governance and complex understanding of the multilevel governance concept, mainly in terms of a model describing the complex reality of contemporary EU political processes
  • use comparative methods in social-sciences research; students will also study the most important works that use the comparative method
  • demonstrate knowledge of the development of the EU with the focus on common currency, widening and deepening integration, the logic behind the European integration, and show ability to formulate opinions regarding the current issues of the EU
  • understand the basic principles of the EU law and of the concept of “legal integration”, the main judgements of the European Court of Justice of the EU, and the functioning of the European Court for Human Rights
  • understand the position of Europe in the global economy and its perspectives, explain the impact of the EU economic policies, and formulate reasoned recommendations based on available data
Occupational Profiles of Graduates

The unique combination of expertise within the participating Universities offers an opportunity for a challenging international Master's degree programme. It provides students with a sound academic training that prepares them for professional positions in a range of organisations:

  • local, regional and national governments, which increasingly work within a European context
  • the EU institutions, such as the European Commission and EU agencies
  • other international organisations working in Europe
  • non-profit organisations that are confronted with issues of European governance
  • firms whose regulatory environment is largely shaped by processes of European governance
  • consultancy firms
  • programme graduates typically acquire academic-level jobs in private organisations or public organisations in positions such as policy adviser, consultant, or manager or researcher at research and consultancy firms

On 8 February 2019 a live webinar about Master’s programme European Governance was organized by Utrecht University

The host and Programme Director Dr Femke van Esch and Dr Jasper Sluijs provided you with detailed information and experiences about this double degree Master's programme and studying abroad. 

What is covered

  • Insights into the programme, study scheme and research areas;
  • Student stories about the programme and life as a student in Utrecht, Konstanz, Brno or Dublin;
  • Career prospects and how we prepare you for the job market;
  • Admission requirements and deadlines.

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