Academic Programme

Our master's degree in EU Political and Governance studies (a one-year programme) gives students a solid foundation in:

  • European studies
  • EU internal and external policies
  • EU governance, especially through the simulation game
  • The  relationship between the EU and the national/regional actors

This EU specialisation provides our graduates with the necessary tools to work for European and national institutions as well as in the private sector.

The programme is divided into two semesters. An introductory course is also available for students coming without a background in politics or European studies. It runs for two weeks prior to the beginning of the academic year.

The first semester, made of 3 compulsory courses offers students a solid background on the political, economic, and legal workings of the EU. In addition, students choose one course from the European General Studies programme.

The second semester builds on the foundation of the previous term, starting with the Simulation Game. Students specialise in areas of interest through optional courses, a research seminar, and workshops on professional development.

This semester consists of

In addition students can take different workshops on professional development (non-credit) to develop skills relevant to the EU job market.

When not studying, students can choose from a range of Extra-Curricular Academic Activities. The Department also organises a study trip, workshops and conferences to complement the academic programme.

The study programmes are revised annually to ensure continuing excellence and dynamism.