European Governance is a double degree taught in cooperation with Utrecht University in the Netherlands. This interdisciplinary program will equip you with the knowledge and skills to answer crucial questions of contemporary Europe 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. As a student of this Master Programme in European Governance, you will study and live in two different places (Brno and Utrecht). This allows you to study and experience European governance from two different perspectives while providing you with a unique personal experience.
During the Master Programme in European Governance you will be trained to analyse complex problems of European governance from multiple perspectives. You will learn to apply abstract knowledge and theory to real-life problems, through case studies, simulations and policy-oriented research projects. You will become an academic professional, someone who can use academic knowledge to analyse and solve complex problems in different contexts and from different perspectives. The internship integrated into the curriculum will give you first hand professional experience.
The programme provides students with a sound academic training that prepares them for professional positions in a range of organisations: 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 organisations working in Europe; non-profit organisations that are confronted with issues of European governance; consultancy firms. Programme graduates typically acquire academic-level jobs in private organisations or organisations with a public function, in positions such as policy advisor, consultant, or a manager or researcher at research and consultancy organisations
You will discover great diversity in the topics including governance and multi-level politics, European law and human rights, international and transnational organizations, role of Europe in global economy, transformation of Eastern and Central Europe, comparative politics of EU countries, labour markets and welfare states in Europe, market regulation, and designing institutions in a multi-level context.
The tuition fees for the Master’s programs at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University are 1,500 euro per semester (3,000 euro for the first year, spent at MU).
Recommended study plan
|1.||Introduction to Governance and Multilevel Politics
EU Law and European System of Human Rights Protection
European Union in European Politics since 1989
|2.||Europe in Global Economy
Comparative Politics of EU Countries
Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe
|3.||Labour Markets and Welfare States in Europe
Designing Institutions in a Multilevel Context
Enforcement and the Rule of Law in Europe
|4.||A research internship
Thesis and public defence
Applications & Admissions
Applications are collected jointly at Utrecht University. You will submit the following materials: short CV (resume), academic records (Bachelor diploma and full transcripts), statement of purpose (motivation), proof of English language and one recommendation. The admission committee reviews the materials and makes skype interviews with the candidates.
Application deadline: 1 April
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