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Inter-University Network “European Master in Labour Studies”

The courses in Bremen and Milan complement each other through their different focuses. While there is a stronger focus on social policy in Bremen, the sociological analysis of labour markets and employment relations, and business management aspects are at the centre in Milan. Both courses have a focus on welfare state and labour market institutions, and industrial relations. Furthermore, both programs place great value on imparting empirical research methods and thus qualify for research-oriented activities in all areas of social policy and industrial relations.

The EMLS/MEST ( is a network of first-class universities in the European Union which have a strong focus on labour and employment issues.

The network intends to educate new professionals who plan to make their career in the fields of work and employment, industrial relations or human resource management, in multinational companies, employment agencies, temporary agency work companies, European organizations, etc.

The program provides students of the Master’s programme “Global Politics and Society” and “Management of Human Resources” the opportunity to spend part of their academic career in one of the partner Universities within the framework of the Erasmus+ program. The European Master in Labour Studies proposes an innovative and specific study programme, which is jointly elaborated by the partner Universities with the aim to cope with contemporary issues in the field of labour and employment.

The main challenges that will be tackled consist in understanding the mechanisms that govern the world of work and employment in Europe as well as taking a grip on your own career in Europe in multinational companies and international institutions, supported by a rigorous, comparative and scientific education, organized by a high level inter-university network,.

The programme is a response to the increasing need to take European and cross-national interdependencies and their consequences for work and employment into consideration. Nowadays, we can share the expertise of partner universities because Europe is developing every day, in multiple institutions, bodies and matters such as national and supra-national institutions, employer associations, trade unions, etc. In all these institutions and organisations, new types of competences are needed.

Application procedure

Prospective students for the European Master in Labour Studies have to follow the application procedures for the Erasmus+ mobility programme.


Prof. Renata Semenza:

Dr. Lisa Dorigatti:

The degree in Global Politics and Society offers the opportunity to study at several European universities, where students will be able to attend lectures and obtain credits for their degree.
Furthermore, GPS is part of a prestigious inter-university network: the network of European Masters in Labour Studies - EMLS. The other partners of the network are: Université catholique de Louvain, Universität Bremen, Universität Trier, University of Warwick, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Université Toulouse, University College Dublin, Università degli Studi di Firenze, University of Amsterdam, Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration of Romania, Univerza v Ljubljani. Each partner has agreed to recognize the teaching and evaluation methods of partner institutions as well as the equivalence of their curricula. Students may attend a semester in one of the EMLS partner universities. Accordingly, any examination passed at any university in the network is fully and automatically recognized.
GPS students may also obtain a double degree, jointly recognized by the University of Milan and the University of Bremen, following a specific path, focused on welfare and employment matters, and attending the first year at University of Bremen.
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