MAS European and International Governance 2019

The MEIG Programme allows graduates and professionals from various backgrounds to enhance their skills by providing them with high-level scientific and interdisciplinary expertise in the field of European and International Governance.



25 September 2019 - 9 July 2020
60 ECTS credits






Philipp HAHN
+41 (0)22 379 85 35
Margaux BIERMÉ
+41 (0)22 379 86 50




Modules can be followed individually
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Applicants will be recruited until the limited places in the MEIG programme are distributed and considering the date


CHF 25'000.-


  • Provide a deep understanding of the political, economic, social and legal aspects of European and International Governance
  • Acquire extended knowledge on the functioning of the United Nations, the European Union institutions and the specialised organisations based in Geneva
  • Develop competencies to take over executive functions in national or international careers dealing with global issues


Graduate and professional with various backgrounds working or wishing to work in national and European administrations, international and non-governmental organisations, associations and foundations dealing with international affairs, including diplomatic or civil servant of ministries such as Foreign Affairs, Trade, Economy, Finance, Agriculture, Justice and Home affairs


Principal themes:

  • Architecture of the EU and European Governance        
  • Architecture of the UN System and Multilateral Governance
  • The European Union and its Role in International Affairs
  • Key Skills for an International or a National Career dealing with Global Issues
  • Human Rights and Migration
  • International Peace and Security
  • International Trade
  • Health and Environment
  • Private Secor and Sustainable Development Goals


Prof. Christine KADDOUS, Centre for European Legal Studies (CEJE), Faculty of Law and Prof. Nicolas LEVRAT, Faculty of Law and Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva


Philipp HAHN, University of Geneva
Margaux BIERMÉ, University of Geneva


In cooperation with the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)

Admission criteria

Academic Requirements

The academic requirement to apply for the Master  Programme is at least a Bachelor’s degree (completed university studies of at least three years) or a
Master’s degree from a University or a University of Applied Sciences or a degree deemed equivalent.

Professional Experience

A relevant professional experience in the field of the Programme is taken into consideration in the admission process.

Language Requirements

The lectures are taught in English. Candidates must have sufficient fluency in written and spoken English to be able to follow the Programme. The professional project report or the Master’s thesis could be written in English or in French. In specific cases, with the approval of the Directors of the Programme, another language
can be used to write the Master’s thesis or the professional project report.


This programme is coorganised by the Center for European Legal Studies (CEJE) and the Global Studies Institute (GSI) of the University of Geneva in cooperation with the United Nations Office at Geneva

This program has given me a better understanding and a more practical approach of handling issues at the global level. (Ndey Haddy, Diplomat, Gambia, MEIG graduate 2017)

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