European Governance

Masaryk University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
3000 EUR/year
3000 EUR/year
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During the Master's degree programme in European Governance at Masaryk University the students will be trained to analyse complex problems of European governance from multiple perspectives, including economics, law, political science, and public administration.


Master on European Governance is a Master's degree programme organised by the Utrecht School of Governance of Utrecht University and the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University.

 The two-year Master's degree programme in European Governance at Masaryk University  is designed to equip students with the opportunity to experience the environment of both schools. 

The first year is organised in Brno and the second year in Utrecht; moreover, in the course of the studies the joint seminars taught by lecturers from both universities are to be organised.

Graduate employment

The unique combination of expertise within the participating Universities offers an opportunity for a challenging international Master's degree programme. It provides students with a sound academic training that prepares them for professional positions in a range of organisations:

  • Local, regional and national governments, which increasingly work within a European context.
  • The EU institutions, such as the European Commission and EU agencies.
  • Other international organisations working in Europe.
  • Non-profit organisations that are confronted with issues of European governance.
  • Firms whose regulatory environment is largely shaped by processes of European governance.
  • Consultancy firms.

Programme Structure

A successful graduate is able to

  • demonstrate knowledge of relevant theories of governance and complex understanding of the multilevel governance concept, mainly in terms of a model describing the complex reality of contemporary EU political processes
  • use comparative methods in social-sciences research; students will also study the most important works that use the comparative method
  • demonstrate knowledge of the development of the EU with the focus on common currency, widening and deepening integration, the logic behind the European integration, and show ability to formulate opinions regarding the current issues of the EU
  • understand the basic principles of the EU law and of the concept of “legal integration”, the main judgements of the European Court of Justice, and the functioning of the European Court for Human Rights and its judgements

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The program is open to students holding a Bachelor's or equivalent degree in the social sciences or the humanities from a recognized institution of higher education. Applicants must have a good command of the English language. 
  • Applicants are selected by a joint committee based on following documents: curriculum vitae, academic records of the applicant (a copy of bachelor diploma or equivalent, a copy of the final transcript – record of courses and grades), statement of purpose (approximately 500 words), outlining the applicant’s intellectual history and presenting his/her motivation in applying to this program. Accepted students are asked to establish their data record via the e-application of MU (this one).
  • Admission Committee (both universities) evaluates the above mentioned documents. Maximum of 100 points with the passing level being set at 60 points.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.



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