Master Award
Frédéric Schneider



European Governance
(International Double Award)

Why study European Governance (International Double Award)?

 The European Union profoundly shapes the way politics and democracy work in Europe and is an influential actor on the global stage. It is a fascinating political system, whose complex nature generates passions and controversies and is at the forefront of today’s political debates. Launched in 2004, this was the first Master’s in European Governance offered in the UK and has established itself as one of the leading programmes in the field worldwide. It is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the EU to those wishing to specialise on European affairs and prepare for a career in the EU policy-making sphere or as a specialist on Europe in the rest of the world. It adopts a multi-disciplinary approach drawing from a wide range of courses in Politics, International Relations, Law, Economics and Sociology, with particular focus on the constitutional design, processes of decision-making, public policy analysis and the role of the EU in the world. In addition to the Department’s vast pool of expertise on European politics and the presence of the Centre for Federal Studies, a leading research centre on multi-level political systems, this version of the European Governance programme offers you the unique opportunity to spend a second year at a leading institution in mainland Europe and earn a second Master’s degree.

Programme structure

Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of the MA in European Governance (International Double Award) from the University of Kent and either the Master Métiers de l’Europe of the Université de Lille 2 or the Master Politics in Europe of the University of Siena or the Master in European Studies of the Jagiellonian University of Krakow.