The double master's programme touches upon the subjects of politics, business and law as it examines complex multi-level systems and the challenges of political decision-making processes beyond the context of intergovernmental relations. The international scope of this programme is intended to acquaint students with Europe's regional and national idiosyncrasies which are characteristic of European pluralism, while the cross-disciplinary nature of the programme enables students to analyse, from a number of different vantage points, political decisions taken in complex multi-level systems; this, moreover, enables them to think about new ways to promote citizens' participation in political processes. Students who complete the double-degree programme are awarded a Master of Arts in Governance and Public Policy from the University of Passau and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Andrássy University Budapest (AUB).
The double degree programme was initiated and is supervised jointly by the University of Passau's Jean Monnet Chair of European Politics, held by Professor Daniel Göler, and the Chair of International and European Politics at Andrássy University Budapest, held by Professor Hendrik Hansen. 'This joint programme combines the expertise in European politics of the University of Passau and Andrássy University Budapest while at the same time bringing to bear the special focus of AUB — the analysis of transformational processes in Central and Eastern Europe. For students, this programme opens up new opportunities to give their education a distinct profile and focus', said Professor Daniel Göler.
Students who wish to join the double master's programme can apply from their respective home university. The 'Multi-level Governance – International Relations/Governance and Public Policy’ programme will be launched in October 2016 at the start of the winter semester.
For more information on the application process, visit www.uni-passau.de/en/double-degree-governance.