Master's students

Innovative offers for master's education

CIVICA brings together 72,000 students & PhDs and 13,000 academic staff from ten world-renowned higher education institutions across Europe. The alliance is working towards a true European campus that is both physically and digitally connected. 

At master's level, CIVICA members are building on existing, successful programmes to design the future of master's education in the social sciences. An increasing number of students from the alliance will be able to benefit from innovative formats such as joint master's courses, the Europeanship multicampus course, and a European Policy Lab.

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Joint master's courses

In CIVICA's jointly taught courses at master's level, students can benefit from the perspective of faculty and peers at two different member universities.


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The future of Europe - Europeanship multicampus course

Held throughout the fall semester 2021, this CIVICA flagship initiative spurs master's students to work in transnational teams on a EU policy challenge.


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CIVICA Policy Labs

This innovative challenge-based educational model involving external partners in shaping students’ learning process in a truly pan-European setting is a way to expand knowledge and best practices beyond the boundaries of the classroom while preparing CIVICA master's students for their first steps into the job market.

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Internship: Google Policy Summer Institute

The Google Policy Summer Institute is a unique programme exclusively open to first-generation university students who are enrolled in a master's programme at a CIVICA member institution. 


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Dual degree master's programmes

Dual degree master's programmes are already offered between many CIVICA partners.


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Student initiatives

A podcast series? An essay competition? A collaborative report? The CIVICA alliance is open to student initiatives. Find out more and get to know your local CIVICA Ambassadors.

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Posters of the Data Science Seminars

Data Science Seminar Series

This bottom-up multidisciplinary initiative focuses on applications and methodologies of data science for the social, political, and economic world. In regular seminars open to anyone interested, data scientists from CIVICA and beyond explore topics in the current public debate.

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CIVICA’s first multicampus course concludes with European teamwork on major EU policy challenges

More than 130 master’s students from the alliance have benefitted from the cross-border interdisciplinary experience.

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CIVICA’s joint course Gendering Illiberalism generates classroom collaboration across the alliance

Co-taught by faculty from CEU and SNSPA, the course unpacks the buzzword “illiberalism” and prompts students to read, discuss and write about democratic backsliding.

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Sciences Po

Former European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici opens CIVICA’s first multicampus course

In this brand-new educational experience, master's students work across borders and universities to examine European policy challenges.

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Sciences Po / Hertie School

In first jointly taught CIVICA master’s course, students explore “Democracy in Crisis”

Around 25 students from the Hertie School and 45 from Sciences Po signed up for the first joint master's course of CIVICA, co-taught by Florence Faucher of Sciences Po and Christian Freudlsperger of the Hertie School. For the fall 2020 sessions, the professors homed in on two topics of public interest around the globe – democracy and crisis.

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Carlo Altomonte, Bocconi University
Bocconi University

A truly European journey for CIVICA master’s students

Carlo Altomonte, Professor of Economics of European Integration at Bocconi University, talks us through the design, aims and significance of the ‘Europeanship’ multi-campus course, which will kick off in the academic year 2021/22.

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Sciences Po

Student mobility, or acquiring cultural fluency: Interview with Stefan Pfalzer, CIVICA Ambassador

Stefan Pfalzer, CIVICA Ambassador and master’s student in the dual degree programme between Sciences Po and The London School of Economics, explains what mobility means to him and shares his experience of studying at two different institutions.

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