Looking for a career in the ever-growing field of European public administration and European organisations? The 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.
This is an advanced Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.
Throughout their program, master students in European politics and policies acquire domain specific knowledge, skills and attitudes. Graduated masters in European politics and policies have reached the following learning outcomes:
Admission requirements *
Admission decisions are based upon evaluation of a complete application file:
This diploma should be obtained 'cum laude' ('honours'/ 'with distinction') from an internationally recognized university. The Steering Committee can consider the case of candidates with a degree in other fields than the ones mentioned above either on the ground of professional experience in policy analysis or policy implementation or based on a complementary study in a relevant field e.g. a certificate of European Studies, Business Administration, after an initial diploma in Engineering, in Sciences or in Philology.
All applicants whose native language is not English are required to provide evidence of proficiency in the English language, by submitting the results of an internationally recognized language proficiency test, indicating a C-2 level on the Common Framework of Reference level of the Council of Europe: TOEFL (Computer-based test 250 pt., Internet-based test 100 pt., Paper-based test 600 pt.) or IELTS (7 - 7.5 pt.).
No work experience is required.
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