European Governance

Double-degree programme with Utrecht University.

Dealing with important questions in today's Europe

  • Financial markets in crisis - how can they be regulated?
  • Sustainable energy - how can we make the transition to a green economy?
  • Welfare states - should they be reformed to foster economic growth, and if so how can this be done?
  • Cross-border policing - what are the emerging patterns of intelligence sharing and law enforcement?
  • Homogenisation - are European countries becoming more similar because of the EU?
  • Unifier or underminer - does the EU pose a threat to democracy?

These are among the most important questions in Europe today. Each of them involves activities at local, national and European level, and each requires insights from economics, law and public administration. The interdisciplinary MA Programme in European Governance will equip you with the knowledge and skills to answer these questions and to formulate appropriate responses to the challenges they pose. In this way, it prepares you to deal with and work within the complexity of European governance - both in Brussels and at home.

A unique programme with Utrecht University

As a student on this MA Programme in European Governance, you will study and live in two different places. This allows you to study and experience European governance from two different perspectives while providing you with a uniquely personal experience.

Year 1 of the programme is spent at Masaryk University in Brno which has, among other things, particular expertise in the democratic and market economy developments that have been transforming Central and Eastern Europe since the late 1980s.

Year 2 is taken by all students together at Utrecht University (The Netherlands). Utrecht University focuses on the interdisciplinary study of European governance, using the combined insights of law, economics, public administration and organisational science.

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For general questions about studying at Masaryk University, Brno (including visa requirements and housing) please contact our student admissions and support by e-mail: Ms Klara Nemeckova:

Contact person for the programme: Hubert Smekal (

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For general questions about studying at Utrecht University (including visa requirements and housing) please contact the International Office (

Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance:

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