Master of European Politics and Policies (MSc)

Belgium

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Master of European Politics and Policies at KU Leuven

KU Leuven organises an online open day on 1 december. For more information, please visit www.kuleuven.be/online-open-day.

The Master in European Politics and Policies (MEPP) offers both academic rigor and reputation with EU practitioner insight. This programme is a one-year Advanced Masters that builds on the international reputation of KU Leuven and develops a course that prepares students for careers in governments, international bodies and research. With an explicit focus on European countries and the European Union, and the comparative aspect of research, MEPP is a rigorous and valuable course for individuals interested in the EU and Europe.

What is the Master of European Politics and Policies all about? 

This one-year, postgraduate programme has an explicit European and comparative orientation, which includes the study of institutions, decision-making and policies of the European Union on the one hand, and the analysis of convergence and divergence of public sector problems and solutions in European countries on the other. In promoting comparative approaches, MEPP not only seeks to strengthen cognitive capacities and analytical skills, but also to foster an open-minded attitude towards diversity.

Strenghts

  • Interactive courses in small groups

 Experience our excellent research-based education in a small and international student group, providing you all the opportunities for a rich learning experience. A specific focus is placed on the use of case studies; the emphasis is placed on how problems can be solved. Moreover, each class involves a considerable amount of self-study and assignments that are meant to help you assimilate the information presented in a quick and effective way. Added value is created by giving attention to the practical challenges of professionals in policy, administrative and consultative functions.

  • An explicit European Policy and Public Administration programme

A strong core of compulsory courses acquaints you with the comparative study of public policies, public administration and public management in different member states and with the political dynamics of European integration itself. The rich variety of electives enables you to explore particular interests. You will gain necessary research skills, culminating in a dissertation.

International

The MEPP programme is part of the wider European Master of Public Administration Network (EMPA). The following institutions are full partners of the MEPP programme:

  • Université de Genève (Switzerland)
  • Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary)
  • Universität Speyer (Germany)
  • Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (France)
  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
  • Leiden University (The Netherlands)
  • Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)
  • Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
  • Sciences Po Lyon (France)
  • University of Limerick (Ireland)
  • University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

MEPP students are offered the opportunity to continue the second semester of their study programme at one of the EMPA institutions listed above. They receive a travel reimbursement and are exempted from paying any additional registration fees. Successful students are awarded an EMPA certificate, signed by both the home university and the partner institution. More information on the procedure for participation in the EMPA exchange programme can be found on our website.

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
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