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Want to develop leadership skills to address some of the most pressing issues currently engaging governments, European and international organizations, as well as businesses and social movements?

Want to join the next generation of creative and forward looking decision-shapers in society?

Keen to master your capacity to work in an intercultural environment?

Choose the new MA in European and Global Studies at the University of Padova.

Course description

EGoS is a Master’s degree completely taught in English aimed at future leading professionals who will be working in European and global politics, administration and communication.

During the course, students acquire knowledges, competences, methods and analytical tools to understand political, social and cultural processes, to develop and manage projects at European and international levels. Students also learn to effectively intervene in multi-actor and multi-level settings through innovative, critical and interdisciplinary approaches and the cross-fertilisation of ideas and practices.

Students also develop global perspectives on political and institutional scenarios, communication and technological developments, coupled with solid roots in the analysis of political, historical, social and economic contexts in several contexts and countries, and develop skills aimed at planning of specific strategies for intervention.

Students benefit from an international learning environment in Padova, but also abroad exploiting the network of more than 40 university partners for the Erasmus+ program, bilateral agreements and other structured partnerships.

Double degree with the University of Kraków; double degree with other universities are being developed.

Course structure

The programme is articulated around a common track, providing multidisciplinary knowledge and competences, and two thematic tracks.

Courses offered in the common track (1st year) cover the fields of history of ideas, political philosophy, political science, law, economics, sociology and applied linguistics.

The two thematic tracks (2nd year) maintain a common pedagogic vision, but are dedicated, respectively, to European and Global policies: the European Policies track is devoted to the multidisciplinary analysis of the main policy and governance challenges that the European Union is facing, whereas the Global Communication Policies track focuses on how governance, communication and digital transformations intersect on emerging policy and societal challenges.

Common track (1st year)

  • Public Management and Multi-Level Governance (9 credits)
  • European and Global Economics (6 credits)
  • EU and International Law (6 credits)
  • Terrorism and Security in International History (9 credits)
  • Governing Transnational Processes (12 credits - Integrated course)
  • Module A – Contemporary Political Thought (6 credits)
  • Module B – Decolonial strategies (6 credits)
  • Social Research Methods (6 credits)
  • English as a Global Language (6 credits)

European Policies track (2nd year)

  • Policy Design and Implementation (12 credits - Integrated course)
  • Module A – Sustainable Development Policies in Europe (6 credits)
  • Module B – Project Management and Policy Evaluation (6 credits)
  • European Economic Policy (6 credits)
  • EU-US Relations (6 credits) OR Lobbying the EU: Theory and Practice (6 credits)
  • History of European Integration (6 credits) OR Conflicts in European and Global History (6 credits)

Global Communication Policies track (2nd year)

  • Global Communication Governance (12 credits - Integrated course)
  • Module A – Communication governance and transnational networks (6 credits)
  • Module B – Digital innovation and society (6 credits)
  • European and Global Citizenship (6 credits) OR Gender, EU Politics and Globalisation (6 credits)
  • International History of Science and Technology (6 credits)
  • Digital Citizenship and Law (6 credits)
  • Students are also required to write a final thesis (15 credits), choose from a range of electives (12 credits), take part in workshops or do an internship (6 credits).

Scholarships and Fee Waivers

The University of Padova, the Veneto Region and other organisations offer various scholarship schemes to support students. Below is a list of the funding opportunities that are most often used by international students in Padova.

You can find more information below and on our website here: http://www.unipd.it/en/studying-padova/funding-and-fees/scholarships

You can find more information on fee waivers here: http://www.unipd.it/en/fee-waivers


Visit the European and Global Studies (MSc) page on the University of Padova website for more details!

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