MA in European Political and Administrative Studies
This one-year programme gives students a firm grounding in EU institutions and policies. Graduates often pursue careers in European institutions, national administrations, non-governmental organisations, and in the private sector.
Why choose Politics and Administration?
- Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the workings of the EU
- Take courses in a wide range of EU policies, both internal and external
- Study in English and French, offering greater career opportunities
- Develop important analytic skills in writing, negotiation, and public speaking
- Train with management consultants on public sector reform
- Benefit from the Department's extensive alumni network and the Career Perspectives: Life after the College programme
- Read the testimonials and get the facts directly from our current students and alumni!
Our faculty is world-renown, with academics from top universities and research institutions across Europe and practitioners from Brussels. This mix gives students a valuable perspective, especially for those planning on working for the EU institutions (and affiliated activities).
In addition to the formal academic programme, the Department offers the chance to:
- participate in research activities
- go on a study trip to visit EU institutions in Strasbourg and Luxembourg
- engage in extracurricular academic activities, like compact seminars, guest lectures, and conferences
Prominent graduates of the Department include:
- Helle THORNING-SCHMIDT, Prime Minister, Denmark
- Nicholas CLEGG, Leader of the UK Liberal Democratic Party
- Josef JOFFE, Editor and Publisher of Die Zeit, a leading German newspaper
- Alexander STUBB, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade of Finland
- Helen WALLACE, Centennial Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science
- Per WIMMER, Owner of Wimmer Financial
"I am very happy I studied in Politics and Administration, as it gave me a very good understanding of the EU system. I now feel I could work in almost any firm in Brussels. It gave me the knowledge to work in new sectors, such as EU lobbying, EU inter-institutional negotiations, and others, and even the stage at the Commission would have been much harder without what I learned in Politics and Administration."
- Gabor DE SZENTKERESZTY DE ZAGON, 2008 -