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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Programme Structure

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. 

Fees and Funding

  • Tuition fees: 14.000 Euros per academic year for both EU and non-EU students
  • Scholarships and financial aid available
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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 at the end of September 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 workshops on research methods and Transnational Governance, as well as  Italian classes. 

First year: Foundation Coursework

During the first year, students will acquire strong and interdisciplinary foundations in Transnational Law, 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.  


In between the first year foundation courses and the second year consolidation elective specialisations, students will acquire practical experiences 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 and Concluding Research Project

During the second year, students will consolidate their expertise in transnational governance in one of the five Consolidation Areas offered and will have a broad range of topics to choose as a free elective. In addition, students can also benefit from courses and events in focal themes.

They will also choose whether they want to write a Master Thesis or work on a Capstone Project for their concluding study.

Additionally, they will also participate in Executive Training Seminars to advance their professional skills development and network with attending practitioners.    

The Consolidation Areas (CA) in Transnational Governance are:

  • Digitalisation (Data, Technology, Privacy)
  • Economy (Finance, Trade, Development)
  • Politics (Democracy, Institutions, Administration)
  • Security (Peace, Defence, Cyber)
  • Sustainability (Climate, Migration, Health)


Focal Themes are Gender Governance and Comparative Regional Governance.