Taught course

Multilevel Governance in Europe

University of Essex · Department of Government

Entry requirements

A high 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in relevant subject area.

Months of entry


Course content

Do different models of Europe, as supranational, intergovernmental, transnational, or multileveled, suggest different forms of democratic governance. Are states, as the most important proliferators of modern liberal, representative democracy, the sole actors in the international sphere.

MA/MSc Multilevel Governance in Europe gives you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the study of European politics and social scientific research. It is designed for good graduates in politics, economics, law, sociology, European studies or related disciplines.

Our Department of Government is one of the largest and most prestigious in Europe, with an outstanding record of teaching, research and publication. We are the only political science department to have achieved the highest rating in all five UK Research Assessment Exercises (RAE), with 45 per cent of our research was ranked as 'world-leading' in the most recent RAE (December 2008).

Our staff distinguish themselves in various ways; by acting as media commentators, by writing textbooks used by students across the world and with involvement in practical training. In addition, our students have access to academic staff and a constant flow of distinguished visiting scholars from abroad. Our research interests are wide ranging but we host the British Election Study, a major Economic and Social Research Council-sponsored survey of attitudes and opinions of the British electorate, with other significant research projects studying foreign policy attitudes, corruption, and civil wars and peacekeeping.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5.

Fees and funding

We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, visit our website at: www.essex.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations37
Written coursework / continuous assessment37
Dissertation26 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Graduate Administrator
+44 (0)1206 872719