European Union Studies (MA)

Newcastle University the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
12 months

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How you will study
full-time

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About European Union Studies at Newcastle University

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.

Key staff include:

  • Mr Phil Daniels
  • Dr Jocelyn Mawdsley
  • Professor Anthony Zito

This MA is a good preparation for graduates who wish to develop a career with a European dimension.

Delivery

You are taught by renowned researchers in small group seminars, creating a positive and intimate learning environment.

Facilities

You will enjoy the benefit of most teaching taking place in the Politics building with the Robinson Library next door. This space includes a dedicated postgraduate computer room and a postgraduate common room.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
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  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study24 months
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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/european-union-studies-ma/#fees&funding

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.

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 course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills) 

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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