Master of Advanced Studies in European Policies and Public Administration 12 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities
Subject Ranking

# 51-100QS Subject Rankings

Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

7,518 EURTuition Fee/year

Main Subject Area

PoliticsMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Politics

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Advanced Studies in European Policies and Public Administration

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.

About the programme 

The Master in European Politics and Policies (MEPP) offers both academic rigor and reputation with EU practitioner insight. It is a one-year programme that empowers you to gain critical insight into today’s key issues in European public administration, public policy and public management. The programme is designed to provide students with rigorous research and analytical skills and prepares them for careers in governments, international bodies and research, all around the world.

This programme combines academic excellence in the comparative study of public sector structures, policy-making and administration within Europe, with a concern for the practical challenges professionals in policy, administrative and consultative functions face at the sub-state, state and European levels.

Programme strengths

  • 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.
Programme structure

In the Master of Advanced Studies in European Policies and Public Administration, students gain knowledge and insight into a wide range of theoretical perspectives in several domains of European public management, public administration and public policy. Students learn to combine this theoretical knowledge with their (methodological) research skills to conduct fundamental or comparative research in an academic and professional context. In addition, the programme pays significant attention to the practical challenges professionals in the field are facing today.

Career perspectives

This intensive, one-year programme is the ideal preparation for a career in the field of European policy and public administration. Graduated students go on to pursue a number of interesting careers at all levels of government (federal, local, regional) and in European and international institutions or interest groups. Graduates also find careers in non-governmental organisations, pressure groups and the private sector.

The MEPP programme can also be considered as a preparation for PhD research in political science and public administration. 

Program overview

Main Subject

Politics

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Advanced Studies in European Policies and Public Administration

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.

About the programme 

The Master in European Politics and Policies (MEPP) offers both academic rigor and reputation with EU practitioner insight. It is a one-year programme that empowers you to gain critical insight into today’s key issues in European public administration, public policy and public management. The programme is designed to provide students with rigorous research and analytical skills and prepares them for careers in governments, international bodies and research, all around the world.

This programme combines academic excellence in the comparative study of public sector structures, policy-making and administration within Europe, with a concern for the practical challenges professionals in policy, administrative and consultative functions face at the sub-state, state and European levels.

Programme strengths

  • 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.
Programme structure

In the Master of Advanced Studies in European Policies and Public Administration, students gain knowledge and insight into a wide range of theoretical perspectives in several domains of European public management, public administration and public policy. Students learn to combine this theoretical knowledge with their (methodological) research skills to conduct fundamental or comparative research in an academic and professional context. In addition, the programme pays significant attention to the practical challenges professionals in the field are facing today.

Career perspectives

This intensive, one-year programme is the ideal preparation for a career in the field of European policy and public administration. Graduated students go on to pursue a number of interesting careers at all levels of government (federal, local, regional) and in European and international institutions or interest groups. Graduates also find careers in non-governmental organisations, pressure groups and the private sector.

The MEPP programme can also be considered as a preparation for PhD research in political science and public administration. 

Admission requirements

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Admission criteria

  • Applicants should have obtained a 4 Year University Degree: 3 Year Bachelors + 1 Year Masters or 4 Year Bachelors of 240 credits.
  • Applicants should have graduated from prior studies with outstanding academic results or honours.
  • Accepted degrees are in the fields of Political Science, Sociology, Law, Economics or Contemporary European History. 
We welcome applications from candidates with a degree from other disciplines than the ones mentioned above, either based on

  • relevant professional experience (in, for example, policy analysis or policy implementation
  • or if the candidate demonstrates a strong motivation to study the public sector and its different aspects.

For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.

Student profile To embark on the MEPP programme, you should have a solid background in and knowledge of the institutional developments and political processes in your home country, as well as those at the international and/or European level. In addition, you should show a genuine interest in comparative analysis and in the European integration process. We expect you to be open to diversity in the European context and to have excellent communication skills in view of group work and academic writing of publications and reports.

The programme aims at developing students with the following profile:

  • As a comparativist, you have the cognitive capacities and analytical skills to make a comparative study of public sector structures, policy-making and administration within Europe at the sub-state, state and EU level.
  • As a researcher, you are able to analyse problems, specific to the public sector, with respect to its social and political context. Throughout the programme, you acquire the necessary skills for PhD research in political science and public administration.
  • As a Political/Policy Analyst, you are able to independently analyse, evaluate and formulate suggestions on the basis of results of scientific research and theoretical insight on policy problems and developments. You are trained as present-day or future practitioners in political, administrative or consultative functions in the public sector in Europe. 

1 Year
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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

4,446 EUR
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International Students

7,518 EUR
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