European Governance, M.Sc. | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
24 months
18332 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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In the European Governance programme at Utrecht University, you will develop the skills to analyse complex problems of European governance from multiple perspectives, including economics, law, political science and public administration. You will also learn to apply abstract knowledge and theory to real-life problems through case studies, simulations and policy-oriented research projects.


The European Governance programme at Utrecht University explores pressing concerns facing Europe today:

  • How do we handle the Covid-19 crisis collectively?

  • How do we manage flows of refugees into Europe?

  • How can we regulate financial markets?

  • How can Europe make the transition to a green economy and sustainable forms of energy?

  • Will reforms to welfare states foster economic growth, and if so, how do we approach these reforms?

  • How do we make the EU more legitimate and responsive to the needs of its citizens?

These are amongst the most important questions facing Europe today. Each issue involves activities at the local, national and European level, and each requires insight into the fields of economics, law and public administration.

Career Prospects

The unique combination of expertise within the participating universities’ faculties offers an exciting opportunity in this challenging international Master’s programme. It provides you with sound academic training that will prepare you for professional positions in a range of organisations:

  • Local, regional and national governments, which are increasingly working in a European context.
  • 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.
  • Businesses whose regulatory environment is largely shaped by processes of European governance.
  • Consultancy firms.


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Regulating Markets
  • Labour Markets And Welfare States In Europe
  • European Union, By and For the People?
  • Enforcement In Europe
  • Research Internship And Master Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications for admission to the double-degree Master's Programme in European Governance will be welcomed from candidates with a BSc or BA in disciplines such as Social Studies, Law, Economics, Governance and Organisational Science, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sociology, Political Science, International Relations or European Studies, and who can demonstrate a previous interest in European issues.
  • Previous degree: The minimum requirement for admission is a Dutch, German, Irish or Czech Bachelor’s degree in one of the above fields, or an international equivalent (e.g. obtained in a different country than the ones listed above). University College Dublin requires a minimum GPA of 3.08.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18332 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18332 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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