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  • Local: $ 7.27k / Year (International)
  • Foreign: n/a
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    The focus on the European Union and European Governance and Public Policy is complemented by options enabling comparative analysis of governance and/or public policy in France, Germany, Italy and the UK, as well as key policy areas such as the Euro and international political economy more generally. Assessment is usually by a 3,500-word essay for each module and a dissertation of no more than 20,000 words.

    Special features of this course:

    * Training in the use of information resources, including electronic sources such as: databases and the Internet; research design, in particular on the constitution of a formal dissertation proposal; the comparative method; interpretation of survey results; elite interview techniques
    * The history of European integration, itsinstitutions, and their development in the context of globalisation, is placed in a theoretical context and takes advantage of the research resources of the European Documentation Centre at Cardiff University.
    * Focus on European policy processes at national level (Britain, France, Germany and Italy) and EU level, paying particular attention to the theories and institutional and actor realities of supranationalism, intergovernmentalism and multi-level governance.
    * Research training in generic and allied transferable skills.

    Skills Acquired: * Information collection and assimilation
    * Analysis, argumentation and exposition
    * Presentational skills

    Course Structure:The focus on the European Union and European Governance and Public Policy is complemented by options enabling comparative analysis of governance and/or public policy in France, Germany, Italy and the UK, as well as key policy areas such as the Euro and international political economy more generally. Assessment is usually by 3,500-word essay for each module and a dissertation of no more than 20,000 words.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Entry RequirementsA minimum 2:1 degree classification or equivalent qualification. Suitable for graduates in Politics, International Relations, Philosophy, Economics and Public Administration. Graduates with any social science degree will also be considered.In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain a British Council IELTS score of at least 7.0, or an equivalent English language qualification.Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 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. 75 (Grade B) IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    Funding:There are funding opportunities available for Masters students in the School of Politics and International Relations beginning in 2014.
    Cardiff University Postgraduate Taught Scholarship Scheme (Home/EU students): The School of Politics and International Relations at Cardiff University invites applications for up to 10 competitive full-fee Masters Scholarships for Home and EU students, each worth £5,730. The scholarships are available to students wishing to study on one of the Schools Taught Masters Programmes: the MSc Econ International Relations, the MSc Econ European Governance and Public Policy, the MSc Econ Politics and Public Policy, or the MSc Econ Welsh Government and Politics.
    Applicants should normally have a 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) or above, in a relevant field.
    Deadline: Friday, 1 August, 2014
    For more information and to apply (for Home/EU students), please visit the Postgraduate Taught Scholarships page.
    International Masters Scholarships: International students are invited to apply for partial Masters funding in the amount of £5,730, which would go towards tuition fees. The scholarships are available to students wishing to study on one of the Schools Taught Masters Programmes: the MSc Econ International Relations, the MSc Econ European Governance and Public Policy, the MSc Econ Politics and Public Policy, or the MSc Econ Welsh Government and Politics.
    Deadline: Friday, 1 August, 2014.
    To apply for the International funding opportunities, please contact the Cardiff School of Modern Languages Postgraduate Office.

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