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Description of European Governance

Teaching languages: français/english

Taught in the heart of one of the principal institutional centres of the European Union, the University of Luxembourg's(Luxemburg) innovative new bilingual (English/French) Master in European Governance distinctively combines:

  • a strong core of teaching on European Politics and Policy
  • a broader interdisciplinary curriculum on European integration;
  • a series of practitioner-led seminars providing unique insight into the processes of European decision-making.

The Masters degree builds upon the research programme in European Governance established in 2004, which brings together over 25 collaborators.


The principal objective of the Master in European Governance is to educate experts in European public policy, providing an advanced-level training in Political Science complemented by a wider interdisciplinarity. The programme permits students:

  • To acquire an advanced-level knowledge of the functioning of the institutional system of the European Union, as well as of a wider range of European public policies (particularly in the areas of economic, social and environmental policy).
  • To benefit from a solid disciplinary grounding in Political Science complemented by an awareness of interdisciplinary research methods
  • To develop transferable skills (data analysis; report-writing; oral presentation, etc.)
  • To familiarise themselves with the working methods of the European institutions and/or of private sector firms (including internship possibilities)
  • To profit from the experience of a bilingual educational and working environment, situated within a wider multilingual context

Career Possibilities

  • European institutions
  • National, regional and local administrations
  • Multinational corporations
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Consultancy
  • Lobbying
  • Journalism
  • Education/Research

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 30 April, 26 June EEA
Tuition fee
  • EUR 400 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 400 Year (EEA)

200 / semester

Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Module 1

Histoire économique et sociale de la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale jusqu'à l'aube du nouveau Millenium

  • [MAHEC-71]
  • Politique Comparée
  • [GOVEUROP-1]
  • Research Techniques in Political Science
  • [GOVEUROP-2]
  • Foundations of Research in Political Science
  • [GOVEUROP-4]
  • International Political Economy
  • [GOVEUROP-33]
  • The EU Political System
  • [GOVEUROP-37]
Module 2
  • Regionalisms on World Politics
  • [GOVEUROP-41]
  • Multi-Level Governance in Europe
  • [GOVEUROP-6]
  • Politique et religions en Europe
  • [GOVEUROP-42] (optional)
  • The Political Economy of European Integration
  • [GOVEUROP-35] (optional)
  • International Relations
  • [GOVEUROP-36] (optional)
  • Démocraties et Légitimité dans l'Union Européenne
  • [GOVEUROP-29] (optional)
  • EU Law
  • [GOVEUROP-11]
  • Populisms in Europe
  • [GOVEUROP-43] (optional)
Module 3
  • Environmental Policy in the European Union
  • [GOVEUROP-38]
  • Parlementarismes et Démocraties dans l'Union Européenne
  • [GOVEUROP-14] (optional)
  • European Banking Union
  • [GOVEUROP-39] (optional)
  • Politiques sociales européennes
  • [GOVEUROP-31] (optional)
  • Europe in World Affairs
  • [GOVEUROP-30] (optional)
  • Transatlantic Relations
  • [GOVEUROP-34] (optional)
Module 4
  • Stage/MémoireStage
  • [GOVEUROP-19] (optional)
  • Mémoire
  • [GOVEUROP-20] (optional)
  • Stage + Mémoire
  • [GOVEUROP-21] (optional)

Requirements for European Governance

Candidates must normally have completed a Bachelor’s level degree (180 ECTS) in Political Science, Law, Economics, History, Philosophy, Sociology, or another relevant area in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Admission may also be made on the basis of relevant professional experience (minimum three years), in accordance with the relevant national legislation.

Candidates must also have the requisite levels of competence in English and French (see below).
Entry to the programme is competitive on the basis of the submitted dossiers, and limited to 25 places per year. The admissions committee reserves the right to interview individual candidates (in person or by telephone) where this is deemed necessary.

How to apply

Submit a detailed application dossier which must include the following:

  • Full (certified) transcripts of all previous University-level studies
  • A letter of motivation (maximum 500 words in either English or French).
  • Two confidential letters of reference commenting on your aptitude to complete the proposed course of study. These letters should normally be from professors / lecturers able to evaluate your previous academic performance. Professional references may, however, be substituted where appropriate. Please enclose the letters in sealed envelopes (signed on the back by the referee) with your application.

Work Experience for European Governance

No work experience is required.

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