This programme in European Union Politics offers a carefully balanced, interdisciplinary programme designed to meet the increasing demand for knowledge about how, where and why the European Union (EU) matters as a political system and what it means for national and regional government within the UK and the wider public.
Through a combination of established approaches to the study of the EU and particular perspectives on representation and on Ireland and Europe, the programme offers a comprehensive overview of the contemporary workings and impacts of the EU as a political system.
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent recognised qualification in Politics, International Studies, European Studies or a related subject.
Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Border Agency (UKBA) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes, normally by providing evidence of one of the following:
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Afternoon and evening.
Normally these degrees are self-funded although a number of School bursaries are normally available - see School website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/pisp
Students take six taught modules:
Approaches to Research Design
European Union: History, Institutions and Theory
Ireland and Europe
Issues in European Governance
Representative Government and Public Opinion in Europe
Plus one other module from a range of modules offered by the School.
Students also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.
All of the MA programmes offered in the School provide an appropriate basis for those who wish to proceed to Doctoral study. In addition, our graduates go on to a wide range of careers in both the private and public sectors.
It is also possible to study for a Postgraduate Diploma in each of the areas covered by the MA programmes. The Diploma is constructed around the coursework elements of the MA programmes.
On successful completion of the coursework, it is possible to complete the dissertation for an award of MA.
last updated 24.10.11