Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA)

‘Forging transatlantic leaders’

Why study transatlantic affairs?

The 21st century brings with it numerous complex problems that the United States and the European Union can best address together. Challenges related to climate change trade,  financial stability, the global and regional security architecture (including the North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and other pressing problems such as the fight against extremism must be tackled by a new generation of experts who can assume influential roles in transatlantic affairs.

To prepare graduates for positions of leadership in transatlantic affairs, the College of Europe - the world's first university institute of postgraduate studies and training in European affairs - partners with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University – the first graduate-only school of international affairs in the United States – to offer a unique joint degree: the Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA).

Students in the MATA programme spend one year on each side of the Atlantic. Both institutions create a community setting, integrating students into a close-knit, multinational, and intercultural learning environment. The first year is dedicated to coursework, including a joint, year-long and project-oriented course on transatlantic affairs. The second year includes a high-level internship with a transatlantic focus, master's thesis and coursework.