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MasterEuropean Union Politics and Governance | Political Science

Focus on the politics of EU policy making and on issues of legitimacy and problem-solving capacity in the field of European politics and governance. It also discusses the global role of the EU.

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Something for you?

  • You will combine insights from politics, governance and policy.
  • The European Union Politics and Governance Master’s will provide you with new insights in current debates in the field of European politics and governance.
  • You will be a student in a challenging Master's specialisation in EU politics and governance with special attention to research skills.
  • The Master's programmes in Public Administration and Political Science have a rock-solid reputation for the quality of their teaching, their academic character and the quality of their lecturers.
Why study this programme?

Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

Admission and application

What will you learn

The specialisation will teach students how political and social processes of contestation affect the shaping and functioning of European governance, European policy making and implementation and issues of legitimacy and problem-solving capacity. Students will be able to apply these insights to urgent cross-border social problems and the difficult interactions between European and national levels of government. They also learn to design (policy) interventions, to advise policymakers and to link theoretical perspectives in order to reflect on the functioning of European politics and governance.

Curriculum and courses

Future career opportunities

Our graduates have all the necessary skills for job positions such as:

  • Policy maker at a government department or European institution
  • Consultant at a national or supranational institution
  • Researcher

After your studies


To indicate the type of research in this specialisation, a few examples:

  • How the EU as regional integration organisation can impact global politics?
  • How can we better understand the EU's institutional design?
  • How the EU can cooperate effectively in spite of strong differences of opinion?

Questions about this programme?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.