Taught course

European Politics

University of Exeter · Politics

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university.

Months of entry


Course content

Taught at the University’s Centre for European Governance (CEG), this programme provides students with detailed knowledge and advanced critical understanding of the political process of European Union integration, its origins, dynamics and prospects within a rigorous theoretical and empirical framework. It addresses key issues in European governance including EU policy-making, federalism, democratisation/constitutionalism, and European identity.

Students have the option to study abroad in Paris, spending one term at the Centre d’études européennes de SciencesPo as part of the programme. Also there may be the opportunity to undertake an internship at the European Commission.

On this programme students have the option of participating in two study tours: the first in February, to visit EU institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg; the second to the annual SUNY Model EU simulation, which usually takes place in April.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found at www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/admissions/applying/english

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website for details
International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/scholarships for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Taught Admissions
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