MSc European Governance

Utrecht University

Program Description

MSc European Governance

Utrecht University

The Master’s programme in European Governance explores pressing concerns facing Europe today:

  • How can we regulate financial markets in crisis?
  • How can we 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 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.

Study and live 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) and the University of Konstanz (Germany). As a student in this programme, you will study and live in two different European locations. This will allow you to experience European governance from two different perspectives in the context of a unique personal experience.

Double degree

Successful graduates will receive two Master diplomas, one from each university, specifying that the degree was completed in cooperation between the universities. The two Master diplomas are equivalent to the Master’s degree in countries of the three partner universities as follows: Brno (Czech Republic): Magistr/ Magistra (Mgr), Konstanz (Germany): Master of Arts (Ma) and Utrecht (The Netherlands): Master of Science (MSc).


You will develop the skills to analyse complex problems of European governance from multiple perspectives, including economics, law, political science, and public administration. You will also learn to apply abstract knowledge and theory to real-life problems through case studies, simulations, and policy-oriented research projects. The challenging course content will train you to use academic knowledge to analyse and solve complex problems in different contexts and from different perspectives. This skill set opens up a wide range of job opportunities in local, regional, and national governments, EU institutions, other European organisations, non-profit and for-profit organisations, and consultancy firms that deal with issues of European governance.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 12, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
1,951 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Netherlands Utrecht
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 1,951 EUR
Statutory fee. Institutional fee: € 15,150 (2014-2015) € 15,330 (2015-2016)