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MAS in European and International Governance

Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Governance – MEIG Programme

The Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Governance – MEIG Programmeis organized by the Centre d’études juridiques européennes (CEJE), the Global Studies institute (GSI) in cooperation with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

Professors Christine Kaddous and Nicolas Levrat are the directors of the Programme.


The MEIG Programme offers general and specialized courses on European and International Governance. It aims at raising the awareness and knowledge of the participants on these issues, while providing the necessary theoretical and practical information that may be of use in the participants’ day to day professional activities. The Programme of study covers theoretical and practical aspects of a number of topics such as Migration, Human Rights, Peace and Security, International Trade, Environment, Health and Agenda 2030, in both academic and professional perspectives.

Prospective Participants

The Programme is designed for graduates and professionals working or wishing to work in governments and ministries (Foreign Affairs, Trade, Economy, Finance, Agriculture, Justice and Home affairs etc.) dealing with global issues, in national administrations, international and European organisations, associations and foundations dealing with international affairs. It provides 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 analyse current affairs and evaluate today’s challenges with an expert eye and act accordingly. The Programme seeks to enroll candidates from a variety of countries, backgrounds and career plans.


The modules included will be taught in English at the University of Geneva and at the premises of UNITAR. Study visits to the International Organisations based in Geneva and to the European institutions in Brussels will allow students to gain an inside and hands-on understanding of European and International governance.

Modules and Master’s end-of-study project

The study Programme corresponds to 60 ECTS credits. It comprises eight thematic and methodological modules as well as a Master’s end-of-study project which comprises either an internship and a written internship report, a written report on a predetermined project in the framework of the student’s professional activity, or a research project in the form of a written thesis on a subject related to the teaching in the Programme.


Directors of the Programme

Prof. Christine Kaddous: Christine.Kaddous(at)unige.ch

Prof. Nicolas Levrat: Nicolas.Levrat(at)unige.ch

 Programme Coordinator


Lubiana Gosp-Server: lubiana.gosp-server(at)unige.ch
tel.: +41 22 379 86 50

info(at)meig.ch; www.meig.ch


Important :

The next edition of the MEIG Program starts at the end of 25th September 2019 and will end in June 2020.
The applications open on November 1, 2018.
The application form can be filled out on-line on the website www.meig.ch