MSc European Governance
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
Learn to analyse issues of European governance from different angles, involving law, and public administration in an interdisciplinary environment.
Unique double-masters degree from UCD and Utrecht University
Multidisciplinary degree includes law, political science and public administration
Internship with organisation that deals with European governance issues
Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes
The programme was developed for graduates in the social sciences and related disciplines who are interested in, or working in, the area of European governance.
This innovative two-year double-masters degree from University College Dublin and the Utrecht University investigates vital questions facing European countries today.
It will equip you with the knowledge and skills to answer these questions and formulate appropriate responses to the challenges they pose. In Year 1 you study in UCD with a particular focus on Law and Governance of the EU, and European Political Economy.
In Year 2, you study in the Utrecht University in the Netherlands and complete a research internship as part of your masters thesis, which is co-supervised by both universities.
You graduate with two masters degrees – an MSc in European Governance from UCD and an MSc in European Governance from the Utrecht University
Vision and Values Statement
The MSc in European Governance is a double degree programme to be run in conjunction with the University of Utrecht School of Governance, starting in September 2016. As an interdisciplinary programme leading to two degrees, with bi-location and internships (in the Netherlands), and a co-supervised, end of programme(s) thesis, students will develop interdisciplinary skills, working in the domains of law and politics, with an enhanced capacity for problem solving. The distinctive contribution of the UCD programme is that it brings legal insights into questions of European governance, exploring law as a framing and constraining device and looks at the EU as an actor from a global perspective paying close attention to political economy questions.
Specialised and detailed knowledge in EU Governance and Law; Application of knowledge and understanding and enhanced capacity for problem solving in the context of EU law and governance; Understanding of the interdisciplinary context of EU governance and law; Ability to communicate their ideas.