School of Transnational Governance

The STG launches the first Master of Arts in Transnational Governance programme

The Master of Arts in Transnational Governance (MTnG) will be a two-year entry-level programme giving a comprehensive specialization in the concepts and practices of governance beyond the State.

The MTnG will deliver new perspectives on political, social, and economic developments, as well as the driving forces that constitute the current transformation of our societies and political systems.

Realizing the School of Transnational Governance’s core mission, the MTnG will transcend the perspectives of single groups or nations, seek to overcome the state-bias in public policy analysis, and approach international issues beyond a narrow focus on supranational organisations and regimes.

Thus, transnational governance is not isolated from domestic or international concerns; on the contrary, it centres on the socio-economic and political structures, arrangements, and actor configurations taking place between and among traditional constellations of governance--whether public, private, national, local or international.

While Europe and the European Union represent the point of departure and still the most sophisticated example of transnational governance, this novel take aims especially to encompass, and be applicable to, other world regions. 

This new approach will sets the MTnG apart of comparable programmes in Europe and elsewhere, insofar as it will enable students to break through traditional perspectives in order to understand - and ultimately to help shape- legitimate, effective, and sustainable transnational governance choices.

The faculty will consist of an outstanding array of academic experts and practitioners in crucial areas of transnational governance. During the first year, the students will acquire a deep understanding of cross-disciplinary topics in Transnational Law, Transnational Politics and Institutions, Economics, and an historical perspective of Transnational Governance. In the second year, the students will consolidate their expertise by specialising in one consolidation theme, chosen between: Peace and Security; Trade and Finance; Sustainability (Climate, Migration and Welfare); Comparative Regional Governance; Gender Governance; Digital Politics, Economy, Society, and Transnational Politics and Democracy.

An integral part of the programme at the end of the first year will include skills workshops and a summer internship, all specifically tailored to professional development. In the second year, students will choose between writing a Master’s dissertation or and designing a capstone project.

The programme aims to educate future leaders in international public, private and non-profit sectors from Europe and from other world regions, including Africa, the Americas, South and East Asia. The STG is currently finalising partnership agreements with some of the most prominent European institutions of higher educations to give the students the opportunity to take advantage of international experiences, in the form of exchange programmes and dual degrees.

The Master recruitment campaign will begin in the spring of 2019 and the School will be accepting applications from mid- 2019. We look forward to welcoming the first cohort of students in Florence from the Fall of 2020.