Taught course

European Union Studies

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in politics/international studies or a related discipline. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our European Union Studies MA provides an in-depth grounding in the politics and policy of the EU. The course covers the intricate politics, institutions, law and policies of the European Union. The international and global political context in which the EU operates is also addressed.

As a student on this course you will develop knowledge of three central themes: European integration, public policy in the EU and the EU as an international actor. You gain skills in:

  • social science methods and methodologies, international and regional studies politics
  • analysis, evaluation and interpretation of principal source materials
  • planning, conducting and communicating original research

The course is highly valued by employers who require staff with a clear and comprehensive understanding of the European Union and its institutions and procedures.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Karyn McCloud, Clerical Officer, (Postgraduate Taught), School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Email
gps@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7200