European Studies: European Public Policy, Institutions and Governance

European Public Policy, Institutions and Governance examines the notoriously complex and dynamic workings of the EU. From agenda setting and decision making to policy implementation and evaluation, from how power and influence work in Brussels to how EU policies are applied in the member states – this specialisation gives you a behind-the-scenes look at each step in the process of EU policymaking and governance. You will learn about the EU institutions, analyse the transposition of European directives into national legislation, and examine the role of civil society in EU integration and policymaking. You will gain a thorough understanding of new modes of governance in the EU.

European Public Policy, Institutions and Governance is one specialisation in the Master European Studies. Discover also our other specialisations:

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Flora Petö, Student Ambassador European Studies: European Public Policy, Institutions and Governance

Coming from Hungary, Flora has already spent some time in The Netherlands during her bachelor’s in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. After working at a consultancy agency in EU affairs in Brussels, she decided to pursue a master’s programme at FASoS.

Why Flora chose to study European Studies in Maastricht:
“I really wanted to focus on something other than purely a research master. I wanted to do something more applicable to practice. Maastricht University stood out to me because of the PBL system and because of its international environment. You are in small tutorial groups in which you can learn from one another. It’s a really comfortable environment.”

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Flora Petö, Student ambassador MA European Studies: Public Policy, 2022-2023

“I think Maastricht is a perfect student-city to experience a one-year master’s in, especially being surrounded by so many nationalities and backgrounds.”


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If you do not satisfy the admission requirements of this Master's programme you may be able to enrol in a Pre-master's course year. Check out the Pre-master information and learn more about the programme, the courses and the requirements.

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