• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Want to join the next generation of creative and forward looking decision-shapers in society?Keen to master your capacity to work in an intercultural environment?Choose the new MA in European and Global Studies programme at University of Padova.


EGoS is a Master’s degree completely taught in English aimed at future leading professionals who will be working in European and global politics, administration and communication.

During the course, students acquire knowledges, competences, methods and analytical tools to understand political, social and cultural processes, to develop and manage projects at European and international levels. Students also learn to effectively intervene in multi-actor and multi-level settings through innovative, critical and interdisciplinary approaches and the cross-fertilisation of ideas and practices.

Students also develop global perspectives on political and  institutional scenarios, communication and technological developments, coupled with solid roots in the analysis of political, historical, social and economic contexts in several contexts and countries, and develop skills aimed at planning of specific strategies for intervention.

Students benefit from an international learning environment in Padova, but also abroad exploiting the network of more than 40 university partners for the Erasmus+ program, bilateral agreements and other structured partnerships.

Double degree with the University of Kraków; double degree with other universities are being developed.

The European and Global Studies programme at University of Padova is articulated around a common track, providing multidisciplinary knowledge and competences, and two thematic tracks.

Career opportunities

The Course aims at transferring knowledge and developing skills to access leading positions such as:

  • policy analysts, public managers (at all levels), project developers and managers, policy evaluators;
  • directors of international offices in public, private and academic institutions;
  • experts on the interplay of science, technology and society, to support digital policy elaboration, ICT application to societal challenges, Internet governance;
  • gender experts for inclusive and responsive governance in policy planning, project managements, technological development;
  • managers of virtual exchanges for multi-sited team working towards community building, cultural conflict transformations, critical approaches to safety and sustainability;
  • academic and non- academic researchers.

You will be trained to work within professional contexts that require specialized professionals able to design and manage innovative and forward looking strategies in multi-level environments, such as: public administrations, European institutions, international organizations, research centers, universities, consultancy firms, interest representation groups at various levels of government.

The skills acquired will also be useful in areas such as development cooperation, humanitarian assistance, cultural diversity and integration programmes, gender-sensitive cultural and policy interventions, analysis and planning for social change.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Public Management and Multi-Level Governance 
  • European and Global Economics 
  • EU and International Law 
  • Terrorism and Security in International History
  • Governing Transnational Processes
  • Module A – Contemporary Political Thought 
  • Module B – Decolonial strategies
  • Social Research Methods
  • English as a Global Language 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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General Requirements

  • University Bachelor's degree equivalent to an Italian Laurea triennale of at least 180 credits.
  • Students may come from a number of disciplinary fields, including: political science, international relations and diplomacy; international economics, management, cooperation and development; intercultural communication, media and cultural studies; international law; linguistics; political philosophy; geography; psychology; sociology; history.
  • Academic attainment: a degree classification equivalent to at least 90/110 in the Italian system.
  • English: level B2
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      2509 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2509 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      2509 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2509 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    The total amount can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”.

    Living costs for Legnaro

    • 600 - 900 EUR/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    The University of Padova, the Veneto Region and other organisations offer various scholarship schemes to support students. Below is a list of the funding opportunities that are most often used by international students in Padova.

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

    European and Global Studies
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