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European and Global Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
The European and Global Studies course from the University of Padova is a Master’s degree completely taught in English to train the future leading class who will be working in European and global politics, administration and communication.


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 course from University of Padova is articulated around a common track, providing multidisciplinary knowledge and competences, and two thematic tracks.


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.

In those contexts, you will be able to elaborate projects, manage and coordinate activities linked to decision-making, policy design, implementation and monitoring to critically support strategic paths of internationalization and innovation.

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

                English Language Requirements

                This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                Academic 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

                  2507 EUR/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 2507 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                • EU/EEA

                  2507 EUR/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 2507 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 offers scholarships to highly talented prospective students wishing to pursue a Bachelor's or Master's degree completely held in English in Padova. The scholarship programme is highly selective. Only candidates showing the highest achievements and school / academic records may receive a scholarship. The successful scholars will be expected to fulfil an ambassadorial role and represent the University at a number of events.

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