School of Transnational Governance
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A truly international perspective on policy challenges beyond national borders.

Digitalisation, economy, politics, security and interdisciplinary programme.

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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 cohort of 35 Master students started in September 2020. 

Fees and Funding

  • Tuition fees: 14.000 Euros per academic year for both EU and non-EU students
  • Scholarships and financial aid available



Boot Camp and Welcome Orientation Week

The Boot Camp and Welcome Orientation Week kick off the academic year prior to the beginning of first-year classes at the end of September. This includes a guided tour of Florence, orientation of the new campus facilities as well as the EUI libraries and facilities in Fiesole. Housing assistance and social events are also part of the welcome week activities. Students take part in  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 
  • Economy 
  • Politics 
  • Security 
  • Sustainability 


Focal Themes are Gender Governance and Comparative Regional Governance.