Double Degree: Comparative Public Governance

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Expand your knowledge and skills in our double degree together with the University of Münster in Germany.

As a student of the Master’s in European Studies, you have the opportunity to follow a double degree programme, that we offer together with our partner university, the University of Münster in Germany. In this two-year programme, you will gain a deeper understanding of the political context of international public governance and combine this with a comparative approach, comparing the contexts of different Nation-States and understanding the challenges that lie within these differences. Upon completion, you will receive two Master’s degrees:


The double degree programme starts in September and entails a total of two years (four semesters). You will spend your first semester at the University of Twente, then two semesters at the University of Münster. During the last semester, you will end your double degree programme by writing your master’s thesis. You will do this under the joint supervision of professors from both universities.

Number of EC

Title of course

Semester 1
University of Twente

30 EC

Semester 2
University of Münster

30 EC

  • Core Module Political Steering
  • Core Module Political Participation
  • Current and Future Challenges of Comparative Public Governance

Semester 3
University of Münster

30 EC

At the start of the second year, you have two options:

  • A combination of an internship and elective courses
  • Exchange programme with partner universities of the University of Münster.

Semester 4
University of Twente / University of Münster

30 EC

You will spend the last semester this double degree programme on graduating by writing your master’s thesis. You will do this under the joint supervision of professors from both universities.

Total EC

120 EC

How to apply?

If you are interested in following this double degree programme, you first apply for the Master’s in European Studies at UT (make sure to check the admission criteria!). There are no additional requirements for the double degree programme, so if you are accepted into European Studies, you can also enter the double degree programme in Comparative Public Governance. You can decide to do this during the first semester of your ‘regular’ Master’s in European Studies.


Do you want more information about this double degree programme? Find out more on the website of the University of Münster or contact the coordinator of the Double Degree programme, Dr. Hendrik Meyer.

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