This one-year taught degree program offers students an in-depth look at key issues of Governance, and enables students to choose from a variety of elective courses addressing the most pressing themes being discussed throughout Europe.
To whom it is addressed
It is ideal for students with first degrees in the political and/or legal sciences who desire or require in depth knowledge in key themes related to governance, with a special focus on the EU, for their professional advancement.
Students should note that this program can be a first step towards a research degree in the field of governance studies, specifically the MPhil or PhD.
The MA in Governance is supported by the expansive ELGS International Faculty network of over 100 legal and governance scholars and practitioners worldwide, the ELGS’ Partner Universities across Europe and the world, and the EPLO. Importantly, students of the program will be granted access to attend EPLO events on key themes in EU law and governance and to interact with renown EU leaders and decision-makers. Students graduate with a clear understanding and awareness of the most up-to-date scholarly research and best industry practices, as well as a solid professional network to support them in their career after the ELGS.
The MA in Governance is a one-year taught degree program with a thesis requirement, earning a total of 90 ECTS credits. Courses are led by key theorists and practitioners in their fields, and delivered through classic lectures and interactive tutorials. Some courses will also integrate other teaching methodologies where appropriate, such as site visits to various public and private offices, as well as group presentations. Students must successfully complete 6 compulsory modules and 2 – 4 optional modules, followed by a 15,000 word thesis.
To apply for a program, students must first review the application form and its requirements to ensure the collection of appropriate material. By the time they have gathered all documentation they should proceed with payment of the onetime application fee either at the relevant online portal or at via a bank transfer. Students should always add their surname, initial letter of their first name and Degree title in the deposit description. They can then proceed with their application which can only be conducted online and submit it along with the supporting documentation, listed below.
All support documents must be in electronic format and uploaded to be sent with the application, except for the 2 reference letters, which should be emailed directly from Referees to MA admissions at [email protected]. Students may be invited to be interviewed. Link to the application process here.
At a glance, the application must include:
- Completed online Application Form in English
- Photograph (scanned and uploaded)
- Most Recent Academic Record (scanned and uploaded)
- Certificate of Proficiency of English (if non-native speaker, scanned and uploaded)
- Law Degree (if applicable, scanned and uploaded)
- Personal Statement (400-600 words)
- Scholarship Statement (400-600 words, if applicable)
- 2 Reference Letters (Using supplied form and sent directly from Referee to [email protected])
- Thesis Proposal (350 words)
- 2 Academic Writing Samples (uploaded)
- Application fee of 50€ (non-refundable)
- Governance and Public Policy-Making
- The Political Economy of State, Society and the Market
- Research Methods for Governance Studies
- Public Administration and Public Management
- European Integration and EU Governance
- International Institutions and Global Governance
- Theoretical Approaches to Public Governance
- Comparative Politics and Governance
- Human Resources in Public Administration/Organizations
- Reform Trends in Governance
- Values, Ethics, and Public Policy
- Leadership, Negotiations and Social Influence (Theory and Practice)
- Governance in Various Sectoral Policy Fields
- Risk Governance
- Conflict Governance
- Forms of Regulatory Governance
- Development of Personal Skills
*Course availability is subject to adequate enrollment
|Course ID||Course Name||Instructor||Room Number||Time|
|GOV401.1||Governance and Public Policy-Making|
|GOV402.1||The Political Economy of State, Society and the Market|
|GOV403.1||Research Methods for Governance Studies|
|GOV404.1||Public Administration and Public Management|
|GOV405.1||European Integration and EU Governance|
|GOV406.1||International Institutions and Global Governance|