Study real-life challenges from different angles
The Master’s programme in European Governance explores pressing concerns facing Europe today:
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?
These are amongst the most important questions facing Europe today. Each issue involves activities at the local, national and European level, and each requires insight into the fields of economics, law and public administration. The interdisciplinary Master’s programme in European Governance will equip you with the knowledge and skills to answer these questions and to formulate appropriate responses to the challenges they pose. Our programme prepares you to deal with and work within the framework of European governance – both in Brussels and at home.
Live and study in two different European locations
The Master in European Governance is a unique double-degree programme offered in partnership with Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic), the University of Konstanz (Germany) and University College Dublin (Ireland). As a student in this programme, you will study and live in two different European locations. This means that during the first year of the master, students study at one of the partner universities (Masaryk University Brno, University of Konstanz, University College Dublin). After this all students will come to Utrecht for the second year of their programme. This will allow you to experience European governance from two different perspectives in the context of a unique personal experience.
Successful graduates will receive two Master's degrees, one from each university, specifying that the degree was completed in cooperation between the universities. The two degrees are equivalent to the Master’s degree in countries of the four partner universities as follows:
- Brno (Czech Republic): Magistr/ Magistra (Mgr)
- Konstanz (Germany): Master of Arts (Ma)
- Dublin (Ireland): Master of Science (MSc)
- Utrecht (The Netherlands): Master of Science (MSc)