The Double MA actually consists of only five students this year; however we share classes with other Politics Masters. It is an international group, not strictly European but there are also students from Ghana, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. I really enjoy this mix of students.
The staff at the Aston Centre for Europe is very helpful, motivated and engaged. There are many extracurricular activities to which we are always invited. Next week we will actually go to Brussels to gain more practical insight of the institutions we have been talking about so much during lectures. Our programme also requires us to do a 6 – month internship in a European context, so I hope this visit to Brussels will help me decide where I would like to work.
The Double MA modules are wide ranging: they include EU laws, international political economy, also the institutions, globalisation, political communication, IR theories, leadership and the EU’s relationship to other regions for example. Additionally, students still can pick languages. A friend of mine started Chinese, while I am practicing French in preparation for my second year which is at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Lille, France.