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This interdisciplinary MA promotes the understanding of Europe in its political, social and philosophical dimensions. Choosing specialisms within European thought, society, history and politics you will develop discipline-specific skills and regional expertise, while the interdisciplinary programme structure encourages thinking across boundaries, gaining an expansive overview of the continent.
The Modern European Studies pathway focuses on the emergence of modern Europe, the political implications of integration, and its transition from competing nation states and forms of governance to an expanding political and economic union. Students take complementary optional modules, which may be national, regional, or European in scope.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. Two pathways are offered: Taught and Research.
The Taught pathway consists of two core modules (60 credits), four optional inter-faculty modules (60 credits), and a dissertation (60 credits). The Research pathway consists of two core modules (60 credits), two optional inter-faculty modules (30 credits), and a dissertation (90 credits).
A Postgraduate Diploma, two core modules (60 credits), four inter-faculty optional modules (60 credits), full-time nine months or part-time two years) is offered.
- Questions of European Integration
- The Making of Modern Europe
Students on the Taught pathway take four, and students on the Research pathway take two of the following inter-faculty optional modules
- Relevant Modules - UCL Arts & Humanities Faculty
- Relevant Courses - UCL Social & Historical Sciences Faculty
- Relevant Modules - UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies (SSEES)
All MA students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 12,000 words, or 18,000 words for the Research pathway.
Teaching and learning
Key aspects of European theory and culture are taught through participation in lectures and seminars. Through feedback sessions on presentations and essays, students are encouraged to reflect on, and improve, their own work. Assessment is through a combination of coursework essays, unseen written examinations, and the dissertation.
A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
Wellcome Trust Scholarship
UK, EU, Overseas students
Based on academic merit