Study programme

USBO studenten

Year 1 of the programme is spent either at Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic), University of Konstanz (Germany) or University College Dublin (Ireland). Each university brings its specific colour to the double-degree programme, thanks to their different locations within Europe and the different specialisations they offer. Masaryk University has particular expertise in the sociopolitical aspects of European governance and the transformation of Central and Eastern Europe since the late 1980s. The University of Konstanz has a strong research tradition in international relations and European integration, and places special emphasis on statistical research methods. University College Dublin offers a multidisciplinary programme with particular strenghts in law, governance and political economy.

Year 2 is taken by all students together at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). Utrecht University focuses on an interdisciplinary study of European governance, using the combined insights of law, economics, public administration and organisational science. In the final semester, all students write a thesis as part of a research internship within an organisation that deals with issues of European governance. This can be an EU organisation in Brussels or an organisation working at the national, regional or local level.


Below you will find the course descriptions of year 2 from this Master's programme. Please note: The course offering is revised yearly. This overview is therefore subject to changes.

You can also download the full course schedule of year 2 as a PDF-file for easy reference.

Educational and examination methods

Below you can see the overview of the educational and examination methods in this programme.

Extra opportunities

Utrecht University offers several honours programmes for students looking for an extra challenge. Honours education is followed on top of your regular Master's programme and goes beyond the regular curriculum.

Read more about the honours programmes