Taught course

Political Science - European Politics & Policy

The University of Manchester · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

2:1 (or overseas equivalent) in a Social Science subject for direct MA entry.

Standard or Research

Months of entry


Course content

The programme draws from one of the strongest centres for European politics in the UK. It combines analytical and conceptual rigour with topical subjects relating to the governance and policies of the European Union and their impact on the domestic politics of its member states. The programme also focuses on processes of Europeanisation both within the context of the EU's existing member states, but also on candidate countries and the EU's neighbours. Building on a very strong comparative perspective (across Europe and the European Union), the programme offers students an excellent range of compulsory and optional modules with strong areas of expertise in gender and media policies, varieties of European capitalism; nationalism and political violence; and the EU's external relations.

The programme has been designed for those who want to combine strong transferable research skills with focused expertise in European politics. It will appeal to students who aspire to pursue a doctoral degree or a career in research. It will also appeal to those seeking employment in government at the supranational, national and sub national levels, as well as to those wishing to pursue careers in journalism, teaching and international commerce. The programme also attracts students from other European countries wishing to pursue postgraduate study abroad as well as growing numbers employed in business and government elsewhere who have to deal with the European Union.

Information for international students

For further information about entry requirements, including English Language requirements please see the University website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Social Sciences
+44(0) 161 275 1296