University of Leuven

European Politics and Policies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    6000
    Tuition (Year)
    3500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
This European Politics and Policies programme at University of Leuven combines academic excellence in the comparative study of public sector structures, policy-making and administration within Europe, with a concern for the practical challenges professionals in policy, administrative and consultative functions face at the sub-state, state and EU level.

About

MEPP has an explicit European and comparative orientation, which includes the study of institutions, decision-making and policies of the European Union on the one hand, and the analysis of convergence and divergence of public sector problems and solutions in European Countries on the other hand. The European Politics and Policies programme is delivered by University of Leuven.

What is the Master of European Politics and Policies all about?  

Looking for a career in the ever-growing field of European public administration and European organisations? The advanced MSc in European Politics and Policies (MEPP) programme is your foot in the door.

This one-year, postgraduate programme has an explicit European and comparative orientation, which includes the study of institutions, decision-making and policies of the European Union on the one hand, and the analysis of convergence and divergence of public sector problems and solutions in European countries on the other. In promoting comparative approaches, MEPP not only seeks to strengthen cognitive capacities and analytical skills, but also to foster an open-minded attitude to diversity.

Interactive courses in small groups

Experience our excellent research-based education in a small and international student group, providing you all the opportunities for a rich learning experience. A specific focus is placed on the use of case studies; the emphasis is placed on how problems can be solved. Moreover, each class involves a considerable amount of self-study and assignments that are meant to help you assimilate the information presented quickly and effectively. Added value is created by giving attention to the practical challenges of professionals in policy, administrative and consultative functions.

An explicit European Policy and Public Administration programme

A strong core of compulsory courses acquaints you with the comparative study of public policies, administration and management in different member states and on the political dynamics of European integration itself. The rich variety of electives enables you to explore particular interests. You will gain necessary research skills, culminating in a dissertation.

Programme Structure

Mandatory Courses:

  • European Policy- and Decision-making
  • Comparative Public Administration in Europe
  • Comparative Public Management in Europe
  • Comparative Public Policy in Europe
  • Pressure Groups in the European Union
  • Current Issues in European Politics, Policy and Government
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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Core documents

  • PDF scans of your diplomas and transcripts of academic records
  • PDF scan of the translation of your diploma and official transcripts
  • English Proficiency Certificate
  • PDF of the proof of payment of the application fee made either via bank transfer or via credit card
  • PDF scan of the identity page of your passport
  • PDF of your motivation letter
  • PDF of your CV

Additional documents

  • Recommendation Letters
  • Mainland Chinese citizens who do not hold a non-Chinese degree, need to submit an APS certificate
  • Applicants for the International scholar status at KU Leuven must upload the PDF scan of a proof of enrolment at their home university.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 6000 International
  • EUR 3500 EU/EEA

Funding


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