European Studies: European Public Policy, Institutions and Governance
European Public Policy, Institutions and Governance examines the notoriously complex and dynamic workings of the EU. From agenda setting and decision making to policy implementation and evaluation, from how power and influence work in Brussels to how EU policies are applied in the member states – this specialisation gives you a behind-the-scenes look at each step in the process of EU policymaking and governance. You will learn about the EU institutions, analyse the transposition of European directives into national legislation, and examine the role of civil society in EU integration and policymaking. You will gain a thorough understanding of new modes of governance in the EU.
European Public Policy, Institutions and Governance is one specialisation in the Master European Studies. Discover also our other specialisations:
- Truly international: students from more than 17 countries
- Learn from expert lecturers and professionals in the field
- Small study groups of max 15 students
- 1-year, full-time master’s, taught in English
- Starts in September
- Weekly: 10 contact hrs, 30 hrs group & independent study
- You will get an MA in European Studies: European Public Policy, Institutions and Governance
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Bianca Moldovan, Student Ambassador
“During my bachelor’s exchange semester I attended courses in political science and developed an interest in international relations and the political angle of economics. I researched master’s programmes abroad that suited my interests, eager to broaden my horizon. This programme was ranked very highly and Maastricht University is one of the most international universities in Europe. Still, it’s fairly small in size and now that I’m actually living here, I find it easy to connect to people because there is this sense of community.
The programme focuses on the role of the European Union in the global arena, foreign policies, how global challenges affect the EU and vice versa. At the same time, it is also about the collaboration between the member states. I am most interested in political economy, also in relation to other main economies and I am inspired by the dynamics of the global economic system. My ambition is to work for an international organisation or a European institute, focusing on trade policies.”
“I’m inspired by the dynamics of the international economic systems, therefore, my goal is to work in an international environment focusing on trade policies.”
Bianca, 22 years old, is from Romania and has a bachelor’s degree in International Business & Economics from the University of Bucharest.
Kickstart your career at our Master's Open Day
Experience Maastricht University: find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, immerse yourself in your programme of choice, and explore our beautiful city. The next Master’s Open Day is on Saturday 20 November 2021.
If you do not satisfy the admission requirements of this Master's programme you may be able to enrol in a Pre-master's course year. Check out the Pre-master information and learn more about the programme, the courses and the requirements.
“I want to contribute to a European perspective on new technologies and their relation to EU politics and society.”
“For me, this master’s programme is an ideal steppingstone for a future career in Brussels, preferably working for the European Commission or the European Parliament.”
With my knowledge of banking, finance, international relations and politics, I can see myself in an international organisation like the World Bank or IMF, but perhaps also in politics itself.
During my Bachelors studies, I became interested in politics and international relations. After doing my minor in European Studies, I realised that that was the programme for me.
“I always wanted to show the world that I can leave an imprint on society.”
We went on a two-day trip to Brussels and spoke to Business Europe, one of the biggest lobby groups there
Study at FASoS during COVID-19
The past 1,5 year the world has been dominated by the covid-19 crisis. The impact of the coronavirus on society has been huge and special measures have been taken to ensure a safe and healthy environment. We understand that in these uncertain times it is difficult to assess what the academic year looks like. These uncertainties logically raise many questions: How about safety in Maastricht? What does education look like at FASoS? What can you expect from student life?
The Dutch government allows universities to open their doors again and we are certain we can offer our students a safe environment. Education at FASoS will take place on-campus again as of 30 August 2021. This means we expect all students to be present on location for their educational activities. Any future changes will be announced as soon as possible.
Please visit the web pages below for more details about safety and vaccinations.
H2020 grant for Assem Dandashly, Hylke Dijkstra and Gergana NoutchevaTuesday, August 18, 2020
Assem Dandashly, Hylke Dijkstra and Gergana Noutcheva have been awarded a Horizon 2020 grant.
FASoS alumna Hanna Novosad appointed minister in UkraineMonday, September 2, 2019
Master European Studies alumna Hanna Novosad has been appointed as Education Minister.
MA European Studies alum Virginijus Sinkevičius nominated as European CommissionerMonday, August 26, 2019
The Lithuanian parliament approved the nomination of Economy and Innovation Minister Virginijus Sinkevičius for European commissioner.
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