understanding of political and economic power in a globalised world."
2.1 Degree in any discipline (or equivalent).
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Duration: Full time 1 year. Part time 2 years Start date(s): October Distance learning available: No Entry requirements: 2.1 Degree in any discipline (or equivalent).
The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements. Fees for 2017/18*: UK/ EU: £5,450 Non-EU: £14,100 *These figures have not been confirmed, but they are expected to be approximately as stated. Part-time students pay a pro-rata version of full-time fees.
Application: We recommend that overseas students apply before the end of June due to visa requirements as these can take a few weeks to process.
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Through this programme, graduates gain a high-level understanding of political and economic power in a globalised world. Studying modules on topics such as Religion and Global Politics, Security and Defence in Europe and International Political Communication and Leaders, students develop wide-ranging insights into political behaviour and skills in the critical analysis of contemporary political issues.
This programme is ideally suited to internationally oriented careers in the public or private sector.
The following module descriptions are indications only - the modules on offer and the content of the modules is subject to change.
Choice of options totalling 60 Aston credits. Note that not all options will be available in any given year due to periods of staff research leave.
All students are allocated a personal tutor at the start of their studies; this member of academic staff can offer individual study advice and guidance and is there to help support your studies.
Assessments on the MA programme take a wide variety of forms, ranging from essays and examinations through to policy reports, briefings and campaign portfolios.
All of our MA Programmes equip students with the knowledge and analytical and transferable skills to pursue further postgraduate research or a successful career in the public and private sector. The careers pursued by our students vary greatly, but typical careers include:
Read what the staff have to say about their programme:
PhD (European Politics) University of Birmingham; MA (European Studies) Humboldt Universität zu Berlin; BA (Modern and Medieval Languages) University of Cambridge “This multi-dimensional study programme develops students’ understanding of the EU as a Global Actor, and how it relates to other international organisation. It pushes students hard, but a demanding programme really encourages them to excel!”
DPhil (Political Science) Sussex; MA (European Political and Administrative Studies) College of Europe; BA (Modern History) Oxford
“The MA in the European Union and International Relations programme encourages students to develop their critical thinking and engage in contemporary debates about the EU’s role in the world. It is a fascinating world of study”