Choose European and International Governance in Geneva for

  • A curriculum in English
  • An interdisciplinary teaching team composed of renowned academics and experts in various sectors of European and International Governance
  • A privileged location in Geneva with the possibility to attend numerous international conferences
  • Classes spread over 6 months, 3 days a week, followed by 3 months for either an internship, a professional project or a Master’s thesis
  • Rich tradition of excellence in education and research of the University of Geneva, with world-class academic staff and a vibrant student life
  • Benefit  from the experience of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), an institution of excellence delivering courses and trainings for diplomats, government officials, international civil servants and non-governmental entities to overcome contemporary global challenges
  • Take advantage of the specialised research teams in the Global Studies Institute (GSI) which enhance the global decision-making capacities through an interdisciplinary approach, as well as in the Center for European Legal Studies (CEJE) which provide an in-depth analysis of recent developments in EU affairs
  • Gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social and legal aspects of European and International Governance
  • Acquire new qualifications and extend knowledge on the functioning and the structure of the European Union institutions, the United Nations, and the specialised organisations based in Geneva
  • Develop new competencies enabling to take over executive functions in an international career or in a career in a national environment dealing with global issues

Message from the Directors

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Prof. Christine Kaddous

Prof. Nicolas Levrat

Welcome to the MEIG Programme !

We are delighted by your interest in our areas of specialisation and studies. Todays’ globalized world presents challenges of a magnitude never seen before, such as mass migrations, systemic risk of the trade system, worldwide pandemia, news types of security threats to international peace.

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Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Governance

The Master of Advanced Studies 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.

The Programme prepares participants for a wide range of careers in international organisations and European institutions as well as for careers in a national or local environment dealing with global issues.

Designed to provide the students with a deep understanding of international relations backed by an in-depth knowledge of the political, economic, social and legal aspects of governance, the Programme allows them to acquire the ability to analyze current affairs and evaluate today’s challenges with an expert eye and act accordingly.

After two core modules that tackle the functioning of the United Nations system and the European Union as a global actor, the Programme covers a wide set of thematic courses such as human rights and migration, maintenance and promotion of international peace and security, international trade, health and environment. It also offers research and professional perspectives (including an internship) as well as a thematic specialisation through achievement of a professional project or writing of a Master’s thesis.

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 UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research).