Programme in European Politics

Programme in European politics

This is an advanced programme focused on the regulation of contemporary societies in a globalised world. It reflects major political issues but as well their resolution. Moreover, it offers courses focused on the regulation of International politics at the European and Global levels during which students will acquire the knowledge and the skills required to understand and influence the world of tomorrow.

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In addition to being an absolute priority for governments across the world, security has colonized our language as much as our everyday lives. Not a day goes by without politicians and media outlets mentioning yet another ‘security issue’. The master’s programme in International and Security Politics asks what this tells us about our contemporary world, and whether our world has really become more dangerous and uncertain than before.
At the intersection of international relations studies, security and defence studies, political theory, sociology and history, this programme provides a deep understanding of how security and international security transform both conceptually and practically in an increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world. It does so by analysing the role of different actors in shaping and addressing security issues which develop beyond the single framework of action of States. The programme seeks to provide students with the necessary critical skills for understanding and addressing the social-political mechanisms driving security related issues (from transnational armed conflicts and violence to environmental and IT security), and the growing uncertainty attached to them.

Career opportunities

Public administration at national and subnational level: ministries, regional and local authorities, but also other public administration agencies recruit experts in public policy;
• International and European organisations: the European Union, the FAO, the OSCE or the European Environment Agency;
• NGOs, Think Tanks, trade unions, interest groups and lobbies open recruit experts with backgrounds in political science and international affairs;
• Businesses are increasingly recruiting people qualified in international affairs;
• Academic career: students graduating from our MA can also access PhD programmes in order to pursue an academic career.

Semester 1


  • Global history
  • Global challenges
  • History of European integration
  • Public policy

Core courses

  • Use of force in world politics
  • Politics in Southeastern Europe
  • Political economy of natural resources

Optional courses

  • European Local Government Systems
  • Migrations and Immigrations in Europe
  • New and Social Media in Europe
  • History, Geography and Globalization

Semester 2


  • French politics
  • French

Core courses

  • EU and Global Governance
  • Introduction to the Law and Institutions of the EU
  • Introduction to Sociology

Optional courses

  • Interests Representation and Lobbying in Europe
  • Introduction to International Political Economy
  • Theatre Workshop
  • Ethics of Care