European Studies


‘Comparative Public Governance in Europe’

Students can also choose the one and a half year master programme offered by the University of Twente (The Netherlands) and the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany). This programme leads to a double diploma. In this case students follow six additional relevant courses of 5 EC each (30 EC in total) offered by the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster in the second semester (the German ‘Summer Semester’). 

The specific courses will be published during the first semester of the academic year. Students who follow the double diploma programme can choose to start their master programme in the second semester in Münster or in the first semester in Twente.

The Master Double Diploma Programme European Studies (1.5 year, 90 EC) will be replaced by a two year Master Double Diploma Programme “Comparative Public Governance in Europe” (2 year, 120 EC). The Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster is in the process of accrediting this two year programme. Until that is finished, the 1.5 year variant will be available. We expect this 1.5 year programme to start for the last time in April 2018 in Munster.


To apply for this Double Degree programme, please see the application instructions.


For the structure of this double degree programme, see the master's study programme

Quarter 1 – University of Twente

  • Global and European Challenges - 5 EC 
  • The International and EU Legal Framework - 5 EC 
  • International Relations and Politics Framework- 5 EC

Quarter 2 – University of Twente

  • Regulatory Design and Implementation Beyond the Nation State - 5 EC 
  • Policy Design and Implementation Beyond the Nation State - 5 EC 
  • Academic Research - 5 EC

Quarters 3 & 4 - Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

During the second semester of your first year, you will take six courses at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster:

  • Core Module Political Steering (12 or 18 credits)
  • Core Module Political Participation (12 or 18 credits) 
  • Elective modules

Quarters 5 & 6 - combination

In the second year, you will work on your graduation assignment, which culminates in the writing of your Master’s thesis. During this process, you will have the support of a Dutch and a German lecturer. There is also room for an optional course in this semester. 

More information

Go to our double degree overview to find out more about double degrees at the University of Twente.

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