School of Transnational Governance
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Transnational issues demand a different approach

We educate next-generation policy leaders to create value for global societies.

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Master-of-Arts Curriculum


The Master-of-Arts in Transnational Governance is a two-year programme awarding a total of 120 ECTS academic credits. The first class is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2020, and applications are currently being accepted. 

Boot Camp and Welcome Orientation Week

The Boot Camp and Welcome Orientation Week will kick off the academic year prior to the beginning of first-year classes on 7 October 2020. Included will be a guided tour of Florence, orientation of the new downtown campus facilities as well as the EUI libraries and  facilities in Fiesole. Housing assistance and social events will also be part of the welcome week activities. Students will also partake in an introductory course on research methods, as well as English writing labs and Italian classes. 

Year One: Foundation Coursework

During the first year, students will acquire a strong and interdisciplinary foundation in Transnational Law, Transnational Politics and Institutions, Economics, and a historical perspective on transnational governance. They will understand the emergence, actors and practices of transnational governance; the drivers of the contemporary shift in global interdependence and its implications for democratic systems.  

Summer Internship

In between the first year foundation courses and the second year consolidation theme specialisations, students will acquire practical internship experience during which they can begin to apply their first-year learnings in a professional environment. Students will explore internship opportunities with myriad partner organisations, and are encouraged to bring forward oppotunities of specific interests to them.

Second year: Elective Coursework & Executive Training Participation

During the second year, students will specialise in one Consolidation Theme (CTs) and choose between writing a Master's Thesis or designing a Capstone Project. They will also have access to a range of Executive Training Seminars to advance their professional skills development and network with attending practitioners.    

The Core Consolidation Themes will be:

  • Trade and Finance
  • Peace and Security
  • Sustainability:
    • Climate 
    • Migration
    • Welfare 
  • Comparative Regional Governance
  • Gender Governance
  • Digital Politics, Economy and Society
  • Transnational Democracy