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European Master in Government, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #143 (WUR) Barcelona, Spain
The European Master in Government at Pompeu Fabra Universty is the double degree programme offered by the Department of Political and Social Sciences of Pompeu Fabra University and the Department of Political Sciences and Administration of the University of Konstanz.
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Academic structure and courses

The European Master in Government at Pompeu Fabra Universty students choose one of three fields of specialization: Political Behaviour, International Relations and European Integration, or Public Policy and Comparative Politics. They choose courses corresponding to their field of specialization, in agreement with the director of the Master's degree.

The final master thesis is worth 30 ECTS points (compared to 20 ECTS for the Master of Research in Political Science).

In the year spent at Pompeu Fabra, students choose their courses among those offered for the Master of Research in Political Science (the list of courses is available here). There are no compulsory classes for EMiG students, though it is strongly recommended that 1st year EMiG students take all compulsory classes of the Master of Research in Political Science.

Students who start the EMiG programme at Pompeu Fabra University take twelve 5-ECTS courses at UPF in the first year. In the second year they move to Konstanz, where they take four courses (one 9-ECTS course and three 7-ECTS courses) plus the final Master Thesis (30 ECTS).

In the year spent at Pompeu Fabra University, students follow the normal programme of the Master of Research in Political Science.

  • Students spend one year at each university and write a joint Master thesis. All classes are taught in English.
  • They receive a master's degree diploma from each one of them ("Master of Arts in Public Administration" from the University of Konstanz and "'Master of Research in Political Science" from Pompeu Fabra University).
  • Students can start the programme either in Barcelona or in Konstanz. They should register in the University in which they want to spend the first year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Fundamentals of Political and Social Research
  • Idioms of Analysis in Political Science
  • Techniques of Statistical Analysis 
  • Techniques of Statistical Analysis 
  • Master Thesis Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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

  • Official undergraduate degree/diploma and the corresponding academic transcript, with the average grade at your home university.

  • Curriculum Vitae in English.

  • Proof of English language (level B2.2). You can find here a list of equivalences for various certificates and courses.

  • A letter of motivation in English stating the candidate's interest in following the master's programme (maximum length: 2 pages).

  • Two letters of recommendation (both academic).

  • A copy of your Identity Card or Passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5750 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3420 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3420 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Barcelona

  • 770 - 1360 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


  • One UPF scholarship consisting of a 2.000€ tuition waiver (Information and application form).
  • The Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation offers two 5.000€ scholarships to students with Spanish nationality, an excellent bachelor's academic record and admitted to the Research Master in Political Science, the Master in Political Philosophy or the Research Master in Sociology and Demography. You can check more information and application form here.

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