University of Luxembourg

Master in European Governance, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English, French
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Taught in the heart of one of the principal institutional centres of the European Union, the innovative bilingual (English/French) Master In European Governance at the University of Luxembourg 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 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

Programme Structure

Semester 1
  • Histoire économique et sociale de la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale jusqu'à l'aube du nouveau Millenium
  • Politique Comparée
  • Research Techniques in Political Science
  • Foundations of Research in Political Science
  • International Political Economy
  • The EU Political System
Semester 2
  • Regionalisms in World Politics
  • Multi-Level Governance in Europe
  • Politique et religions en Europe (optional)
  • The Political Economy of European Integration (optional)
  • International Relations (optional)
  • Innovations démocratiques (optional)
  • EU Law
  • European Integration, Capitalism and the Rule of Law in Central and Eastern Europe
Semester 3
  • Environmental Policy in the European Union (optional)
  • Parlementarismes et Démocraties dans l'Union Européenne (optional)
  • European Banking Union (optional)
  • Politiques sociales européennes (optional)
  • Europe in World Affairs (optional)
  • Transatlantic Relations (optional)
Semester 4
  • Stage (optional)
  • Mémoire (optional)
  • Stage + Mémoire (optional)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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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.
  • Proof of the requisite linguistic competence:
  • You must demonstrate a very high level of competence in at least one of English or French. This may be certified through:
  1. the successful completion of previous secondary or post-secondary studies at recognised institution in which English or French was a principal medium of instruction
  2. standardised testing, such as TOEFL (iBT 90 minimum) or IELTS (6.5) in the case of English, or DALF (level C1) in the case of French.
  • You should also be able to demonstrate at least a good level of comprehension in the other language. Please indicate previous relevant language courses, participation in exchange programmes, work experience, etc. as appropriate.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 400 International
  • EUR 400 EU/EEA


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