Double-degree program with Utrecht University.

Dealing with important questions in today's Europe

  • Financial markets in crisis - how can they be regulated?
  • Sustainable energy - how can we make the transition to a green economy?
  • Welfare states - should they be reformed to foster economic growth, and if so how can this be done?
  • Cross-border policing - what are the emerging patterns of intelligence sharing and law enforcement?
  • Homogenisation - are European countries becoming more similar because of the EU?
  • Unifier or underminer - does the EU pose a threat to democracy?

These are among the most important questions in Europe today. Each of them involves activities at a local, national and European level, and each requires insights from economics, law and public administration. The interdisciplinary Master Program 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. In this way, it prepares you to deal with and work within the complexity of European governance - both in Brussels and at home.

A unique program with Utrecht University

As a student on this program, you will study and live in two different places. This allows you to study and experience European governance from two different perspectives while providing you with a uniquely personal experience.

Year 1 of the program is spent at Masaryk University in Brno which has, among other things, particular expertise in the democratic and market economy developments that have been transforming Central and Eastern Europe since the late 1980s.

Year 2 is taken by all students together at Utrecht University (The Netherlands). Utrecht University focuses on the interdisciplinary study of European governance, using the combined insights of law, economics, public administration and organizational science.

Graduate profile

Become an academic professional

During the Master Program in European Governance, you will be trained to analyze complex problems of European governance from multiple perspectives, including economics, law, political science and public administration. Moreover, you will learn to apply abstract knowledge and theory to real-life problems, through case studies, simulations, and policy-oriented research projects. In this way, you will become an academic professional, someone who can use academic knowledge to analyze and solve complex problems in different contexts and from different perspectives. This opens up a wide range of job opportunities in local, regional and national governments, the EU institutions, other European organizations, non-profit and profit organizations, and consultancy firms that deal with issues of European governance.

Career prospects

The unique combination of expertise within the participating Universities' faculties offers an opportunity for a challenging international Master's program. It provides students with a sound academic training that prepares them for professional positions in a range of organizations:

  • Local, regional and national governments, which increasingly work within a European context.
  • The EU institutions, such as the European Commission and EU agencies.
  • Other international organizations working in Europe.
  • Non-profit organizations that are confronted with issues of European governance.
  • Firms, whose regulatory environment is largely shaped by processes of European governance.
  • Consultancy firms.

Program graduates typically acquire academic-level jobs in private organizations or organizations with a public function, in positions such as policy advisor, consultant, or a manager or researcher at research and consultancy organizations.

Entrance Requirements

We welcome applications to the double-degree Master program in European Governance from candidates with a BSc or BA in disciplines such as social studies, law, economics, governance and organizational science, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, political science, international relations or European studies. A visible previous interest in European issues is expected. The minimum conditions of entry are to hold a Dutch or Czech Bachelor's Degree in these fields, or an international equivalent thereof.

For applicants a minimum score is required in one of the following tests of English-language proficiency;

International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) - Academic test: A minimum score of 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (including writing) is required. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL 100 or above on the internet-based test is required.

Cambridge EFL examinations: applicants with the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English must have obtained at least a B grade. Applicants with the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English must have obtained at least a C grade.

Students are considered to be proficient in English and do not need to provide an English language test score if they are from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, USA or South Africa, and the language in which they gained all their qualifications was English.

The students must have passed the exams of all courses of the first year in order to continue with the second year.

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Last updated April 26, 2019
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