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Study curricula

Detailed structure of the program (2015-2017)

Year 1 (Masaryk University, Brno)

Fall Semester 

Compulsory courses

  • Introduction to Governance and Multi Level Politics (incl. a joint seminar with Utrecht)
  • European Law and Human Rights (incl. a contribution from the Utrecht School of Law)
  • EU in European Politics since 1989

Optional courses

  • Making of Europe
  • International and Transnational Organizations and European Politics
  • The European dimension of local policymaking
  • U.S. Energy Policy: Development and Challenges
  • Energy in International Law
  • Political Issues and Social Policy in the European Union
  • Israel and the EU

Spring Semester 

Compulsory courses

  • Europe in Global Economy (incl. a joint seminar with the Utrecht School of Economics)
  • Transformation of Eastern and Central Europe
  • Comparative politics of EU Countries

Optional courses

  • Energy Security of the EU
  • Europe and Global Politics
  • EU Foreign Policy: Eastern Dimension
  • Energy Law
  • Economic, Political and Social Identity in the European Union
  • European refugee crisis
  • Energy Security of Visegrad Countries
  • Introduction to research design and analysis

Year 2 (Utrecht University)

Fall Semester 

  • Labour Markets and Welfare States in Europe
  • Regulating Markets
  • Designing Institutions in a Multi-level Context
  • Enforcement and the Rule of Law in Europe

Spring Semester 

  • A research internship within an organization dealing with European Governance issues or working within an EU context
  • Thesis and public defense

Please note that students are only admitted to the double-degree Master programme after a selection process.

Each academic year is divided into two semesters. The dates these semesters start and end may differ per university. Look at the academic calendars of the universities for more details. There is a break over the Christmas and New Year holiday.

During the programme, you will acquire the appropriate theoretical basis, and an excellent analytic toolkit for real-life problems, through case studies, simulations and policy-oriented research that have a strong link with current practice.

Lectures and work groups in the programme are small-scale, and structured in a way that maximises personal interaction between students and faculty. Students are expected to fully and actively participate in projects, discussions and seminars. You will be supervised (in some cases individually) by professors and researchers.

The entire curriculum, including lectures, literature, assignments and exams, is in English.