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    This programme aims to deepen graduates understanding of contemporary European politics, history and society. As an interdisciplinary programme, it draws on the expertise of five highly ranked departments at King's and a vibrant research community, designated as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.

    KEY BENEFITS
    * As an interdisciplinary programme, this MA enables students to study contemporary Europe from a variety of perspectives.
    * European & International Studies staff are ranked in departments that are amongst the top four in the country according to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
    * Vibrant research community, designated as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in European Law and Governance.
    * For students choosing the French or German pathways, this MA offers the possibility to spend a semester at a very prestigious university in France or Germany.

    PURPOSE
    The programme is ideally suited to anyone with a degree in European Studies, politics, international relations or international political economy. We also welcome recent graduates from other disciplines in the humanities, the social sciences and law, as well as those from a professional background.

    DESCRIPTION
    MA European Studies attracts a mix of highly capable students from around the world who value the academic, social, economic and cultural appeal of one of Europes most dynamic cities. The MA is taught by research-active staff with a passion for knowledge and critical thought. In addition to its core staff from the Department of European & International Studies, it is able to draw upon the expertise of academics from several leading departments, such as War Studies, Geography, the Dickson Poon School of Law and History. European & International Studies staff were ranked in departments that are amongst the top four in the country according to the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise. In 2009 we were designated by the EU as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and the department currently holds a Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Economy.

    The programme offers an in-depth analysis of major scholarly debates in history, politics, political thought, political economy and international relations, both within and beyond the European Union. Students will study a range of approaches on one of the two core modules (European Identities and the EU; or European Union: History, Institutions, Politics) and then choose from a wide range of specialist modules covering specific regions or issues relating to contemporary Europe (such as EU foreign policy, immigration, economic governance, law, political economy, lobbying and policy making, nationalism and the EU, Russia, the EU and Asia). MA European Studies provides students with substantial opportunities to deepen their expertise by choosing particular modules. Students can simply choose the modules they are interested in or choose to specialise in four distinct areas.

    Students opting for the General Pathway study throughout the year at King's; those opting for either the French or German Pathways will spend their second semester at either the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris or the Humboldt Universitat in Berlin.

    STRUCTURE OVERVIEW
    Core programme content

    * Dissertation.

    Indicative non-core content

    Compulsory

    * European Identities and the EU
    * European Union: History, Institutions, Politics.

    Optional

    Students can simply choose the modules they are interested in or choose to specialise in four distinct areas. We have suggested some groupings below, but please note that there are no requirements to choose only from within a grouping. All modules listed below are indicative and may not be taught each year.

    European Political Economy

    * The EU and Asia: Economics, Politics and Security
    * Lobbying and Policy-making in the EU
    * The Political Economy of the Welfare State
    * Political Economy of Europe: Political Science Perspectives
    * The Political Economy of Britain in the European Union
    * The Political Economy of the Financial Crisis.

    European Foreign Affairs

    * Foreign Policies of the EU
    * European Union: History, Institutions, Politics
    * The EU and Asia: Economics, Politics and Security
    * Russia and the EU
    * European External Relations Law

    European Politics and Governance

    * Political Parties in Europe
    * Lobbying and Policy-making in the EU
    * EU Administrative Law
    * European Internal Law
    * Constitutional Law of the EU I and II

    European Culture and Societies

    * The Aurora of our Times: Modern Nationalism in Europe
    * European Identities and the EU
    * Globalisation and Social Movements
    * The Political Economy of International Migration
    * The Political Eocnomy of the Welfare State

    FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
    120 credits from taught modules assessed by essay; 60 credits from individual dissertation supervised by staff member.

    MODULES
    More information on typical programme modules.
    NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year.

    * European Identities And The EU - Required
    * European Union: History, Institutions, Politics - Required
    * MA European Studies Dissertation - Required
    * Conflicts Of The Mind: Narratives Of Social Divison In Italy Amd Spain Since The 1930s - Optional
    * Economic Governance In The European Union: One Europe Or Several? - Optional
    * EU Administrative Law - Optional
    * EU External Relations Law - Optional
    * European Internal Market - Optional
    * European Security - Optional
    * Foreign Policies Of The European Union - Optional
    * Global Political Economy - Optional
    * Globalisation & Social Movements In Europe - Optional
    * Human Rights and Migration (20 credits) - Optional
    * International Political Economy: Theories, Methods And Issues - Optional
    * Nationalism And Security - Optional
    * Political Parties In Europe: Theories And Realities - Optional
    * Research Design And Data Analysis - Optional
    * The Aurora Of Our Times: Modern Nationalism In Europe - Optional
    * The EU And Asia: Politics, Security And Economics - Optional
    * The Political Economy Of International Migration - Optional
    * War in Philosophy and Imagination - Optional



    Program requirements

    Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree (or overseas equivalent), in a subject relevant to the intended area of study (mainly European studies, politics, international relations, history, social sciences, law and modern languages). Students wishing to follow a country-based path must be fluent in either French or German and must provide evidence that they have degree-level (or equivalent) French or German. English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A)

    AHRC; Graduate School and School of Arts & Humanities studentships and bursaries, self-funded.

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