Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation

University of Bonn

Program Description

Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation

University of Bonn

The development of the European Union has increased the need for comprehensive expertise in European affairs as well as the sources and effects of integration at all levels of government and in the private sector in the EU. ZEI's Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation prepares students for an international career in EU institutions, international organizations, national administrations, NGOs and global companies.

The transformation process of the EU includes and affects the development of EU institutions and their interplay with national institutions in EU Member States. Based on subsequent treaty changes, more and more sovereignty has been transferred from the national to the EU level. The program examines the implications of EU governance for the EU as well as for its Member States, also taking into account national reservations. The program also introduces ZEI students to the basic theories and methods of economic integration and economic and monetary governance in the EU.

Political decisions and legislative acts in the EU continuously generate new regulatory frameworks. The regulation of network industries (electronic communication, energy, logistics) as well as of the financial sector are taught and analyzed in the framework of ZEI´s Master program. The interplay of governance and regulation constitutes today's reality in the European Union. ZEI's English-speaking post-graduate Master program is a research-based response to this development. It enables European and non-European graduates to become experts in the interplay between political, legal and economic aspects that constitute today's life in the European Union as well as the EU's relations with other parts of the world.



  • An above-average and completed, career-qualifying higher education degree (minimum Bachelor) from a German or foreign academic higher education institution, preferably in law, economics, or political science, with at least 180 credit points (CPs) according to the ECTS system
  • Proof of very good verbal and written English skills (for details see below)
  • Proof of at least one year of practical work experience (also internships)
  • Commitment to EU affairs
  • In light of the thematic EU focus of the program, knowledge of another official EU language is beneficial


The program's faculty comprises renowned academics and practitioners with strong international experience from different European countries. Leading experts in European integration studies and the international scientific community prepare students for a career in European institutions, the business sector or politics. ZEI Fellows are provided with teaching standards of the highest quality and benefit from an enriching diversity of methodological approaches.

Every year, up to 32 ZEI Fellows start an exciting international career based on the profound and interdisciplinary knowledge which ZEI's Master program provides.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 9, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2017
1 year
Full time
6,500 EUR
Mar. 15, 2017
Applications are still being accepted
Start date Oct. 2017
Germany Bonn, North Rhine Westphalia
Application deadline Mar. 15, 2017
Applications are still being accepted
End date Sept. 30, 2017
Duration 1 year
Price 6,500 EUR