Double Degree in Policies and Governance in Europe with King’s College London

The Double Degree in Policies and Governance in Europe with King’s College London is an exciting new two-year program covering major political and economic developments in Europe. It provides in-depth knowledge of the policies and political economy both of the European Union (EU) and European states from an interdisciplinary perspective, including political science, law and economics.


The program offers a combination of analytical skills, knowledge of key domains and specific competencies in managing the interaction between public institutions, firms, and markets. Students will gain practical experience through internships and enhance their employment opportunities in the public and private sector through the capabilities that they develop in the programme and Luiss and King’s links with potential employers.

The program is taught by world-leading experts from two of the top 25 European universities in the field of Politics and International Studies. Students who complete the program will earn two degrees in Policies and Governance in Europe: a Master’s Degree (or Laurea magistrale) from Luiss and a Master of Arts from King’s College London.

Students starting the program in September 2020 will study the first year at Luiss and then move to King’s College London in September 2021, where they can choose between two specializations: European External Relations, and Finance in Europe.

What you will learn

1st year
During the 1st year modules will be focused the following themes: Key policy areas for Europe; Comparative policy making; The EU; Economic policy, regulation and demography. The courses combines theory with real life examples.

I year – 2020-2021

Comparative Public Policy in Europe6
EU Institutions and Decision Making6
EU Law and Regulation6
The Integration of Europe6
The Economics of Europe6
Policy Evaluation and Implementation6
Data Analysis for Social Sciences6
Demography, Society and Policy in Europe6
First language6

2nd year
The second year at King’s College London features two specialized tracks: European External Relations, and Finance in Europe

Track: European External Relations
  • The EU and Global Capitalism
  • Foreign Policies of the European Union
  • Four Optional Modules
  • Dissertation
Track: Finance in Europe
  • The EU and Global Capitalism
  • The Political Economy of Europe
  • Four Optional Modules
  • Dissertation

The Double Degree in Policies and Governance in Europe (PAGE) prepares students for the job market. Luiss and King’s have internship agreements with many organisations relevant for the master’s degree: Government Ministries, Regions, European and international organisations, Regulatory Authorities and national and international NGOs. In addition, the program’s laboratories and the Career Services Offices help students to gain experience with organizations that recruit in public policy. Both Luiss and King’s have excellent links to potential employers in their own countries and internationally.

The Double Degree is international as students spend one year at Luiss and one year at King’s College London. Both institutions are highly internationalized. Staff on the programmes have wide international research and teaching experience. The course is taught in English but students learn at least one foreign language in year 1.

Luiss and King’s College London

King’s College London and Luiss University are two of the most prestigious universities in Europe in the field of Politics and International Studies. Both are located in their capital cities and have strong links with policy makers and business. Their former students occupy senior posts across many domains from governments to firms and international organisations. Both are highly internationalised and are committed to ensuring that students gain broad academic and personal experience in their degrees.

Student profile

Students should be interested in how governments, public organisations, regulatory organisations firms and interest groups at the national, subnational and EU levels make policy. They should follow current events and debates about public policies. They need a strong background in a discipline related to public policy or the willingness to read widely to acquire it.

PAGE core faculty (tbc) for year 1 at Luiss

PAGE faculty members are drawn from different disciplines and have international research and teaching experience.

PAGE Director: Mark Thatcher, Professor of Political Science, Luiss, and previously Professor of Comparative and International Politics, London School of Economics

Bruno Cautrès, CNRS Senior Research Fellow at CEVIPOF and Professor at Sciences Po Paris

Marie Elena Cavallaro, Associate Professor in and formerly Senior Member Fellow, St. Anthony’s College, Oxford

Thomas Christiansen, Professor of Political Science, Luiss, and previously Professor of European Institutional Politics, University of Maastricht

Marise Cremona, Emeritus Professor, European University Institute

Marta Simoncini, Assistant Professor in Administrative Law, Luiss and Fellow, University College, London

Veronica de Romanis, is a former Member of the Council of Economic Advisors at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, focusing on macroeconomics and public finance, and teaches at Stanford University and Luiss.

Dr Joseph Baines, Lecturer in International Political Economy.

Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Reader in International Relations; KF-VUB Korea Chair at the Institute for European Studies of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (IES-VUB).

Professor Leila Simona Talani, Professor of International Political Economy.

Dr Benedetta Voltolini, Lecturer in European Foreign Policy.

Interested students are requested to apply to the Master’s Degree in Policies and Governance in Europe by following the application procedure at Luiss ( and to apply to the Double Degree at King’s website ( by 29 May 2020. In addition to Luiss requirements for the Master’s Degree, candidates for the Double Degree must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduation at a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences by July 2020
  • Final Bachelor’s Degree Grade with at least 2.1 classification (upper second class honours)
  • English language proficiency certified by one of the following:
  • Cambridge CAE o CPE: 185 overall; minimum 176 in all skills
  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill
  • Pearson: 69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each communicative skill
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE): Level III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill

1st year at Luiss (2020-21): 12.300 EUR
2nd year at King’s (2021-22): 9,900 GBP (UK/EU)

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