Why choose Politics and Administration?

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.

  • 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:

Prominent graduates of the Department include:

  • Helle THORNING-SCHMIDT, former Prime Minister, Denmark
  • Alexander STUBB, former Prime Minister, Finland
  • Nicholas CLEGG, Leader of the UK Liberal Democratic Party
  • Josef JOFFE, Editor and Publisher of  Die Zeit, a leading German newspaper
  • Helen WALLACE, Centennial Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Per WIMMER, Owner of Wimmer Financial

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