Master Global and European politics

Master’s in Global and European Politics

Europe and the EU in a changing world

Our interdisciplinary master’s programme in Global and European Politics is an advanced postgraduate degree focusing on the political, social and philosophical dimensions underpinning the European Union, its governance, its place and role in world politics. By exploring the multi-level interaction between public actors (Member States, EU institutions, etc.) and private actors (companies, networks, NGOs, etc.) in Europe, the programme provides students with a thorough knowledge of the formal and informal rules of European affairs and of the conflicts that shape them, but also the necessary know-how to understand and act upon European politics. This degree is designed for future professionals in European and world politics.

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Overview

Understanding political challenges in Europe today requires analysing the multi-level interaction between public actors (Member States, EU institutions, etc.) and private actors (companies, networks, NGOs, etc.) in Europe. These interactions are places of constant struggle for the redefinition of the rules of the game of both European and world politics.

This programme therefore provides students with a thorough knowledge of the formal and informal rules of European affairs and of the conflicts that shape them. Students will acquire the necessary know-how and the conceptual tools to understand, analyse and act upon European politics. The study programme will allow students to develop innovative policies for public and private sector in Europe, at local, national, and European level.

Career opportunities

• The European institutions: the European Parliament, the European Council, the Council of the European Union, the European Commission, are natural outlets for this training programme;
• European NGOs, Think Tanks, trade unions, interest groups and lobbies often recruit experts with backgrounds in political science and international affairs;
• Businesses are increasingly recruiting people qualified in European studies;
• Academic career: students graduating from our MA can also access PhD programmes in order to pursue an academic career.

Semester 1

Core courses

  • European History Public
  • Policy of the EU

Research courses

  • Introduction to Research & Epistemology
  • Political Science Research Methods


+1 optional course
+1 intensive language module
+1 career development course

Semester 2*

Core courses

  • European Governance
  • Global Economic Governance

Research courses

  • Statistics and the Political Sociology of Quantification
  • Academic Writing Workshop

+1 optional course
+1 intensive language module
+1 career development course

Semester 3

Core courses

  • Politics of European Identity and Culture
  • Foreign Policy of the EU

+ master’s dissertation
+1 intensive language module

Semester 4

Core courses

  • EU Regional Policy
  • EU Environmental Policy

+2 optional courses
+1 intensive language module
+1 professional internship

Optional courses

In semester 1, 2 and 4, you will be able to further tailor your degree to your interests by choosing from a broad offer of optional courses, such as:

  • Global Environmental Politics
  • Sovereignty and the State in International Relations
  • Global Food Politics
  • Theories of security and contemporary challenges
  • Digital Democracy
  • Political Economy of Natural Resources
  • European Food & Agricultural Policy
  • Armed conflicts and peacemaking
  • Politics of International Law …

ESPOL makes every effort to ensure that course information is accurate and up-to-date. However, courses, services and other matters may be subject to change
* The second semester can also be completed in one of our 140 partner universities across the world.
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