International Relations and European Politics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15000
    Tuition (Year)
    6000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The programme explores contemporary European politics and societies. It has a distinctive focus on European policies and policy making. You will study the interplay of multi-level governance between European and national institutions. This International Relations and European Politics programme is offered by University of Bath.
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The MA in International Relations and European Politics at University of Bath provides students with:

  • A unique postgraduate experience designed to train graduates pursuing international careers in administration, diplomacy, policy formation and research
  • The opportunity to study in an internationally diverse postgraduate community
  • An enthusiastic and approachable teaching team who are internationally renowned experts in their research fields
  • A clear geographical perspective to international relations and a solid analytical framework in a unique blend of theory and empirical analysis
  • Insight into contemporary international relations and the dimensions of political interactions.
Careers

Graduates from our MA in International Relations and European Politics acquire broad knowledge about politics and policy-making in the contemporary international arena and about the role of Europe and the European Union within it, as well as essential skills to apply this knowledge in a wide variety of professional contexts. They are well-equipped to pursue successful careers in international organisations, multinational corporations, public bodies and think tanks.

Programme Structure

The Masters in International Relations and European Politics (MIREP) may be taken full-time (one year) or part-time and includes PG Certificate and PG Diploma qualifications.

The first semester comprises an advanced introduction to the core elements of the field of International Relations.

The second semester encourages the student to focus on the departments key strengths in conflict and security, European studies, and politics and society.

Students prepare a dissertation during the final three months of the programme, drawing on core ideas in undertaking a more sustained piece of research on a question that they themselves identify.

Examples of themes for dissertations include peace resolution in the Balkans, the EUs external action agency, EU-China relations, international intervention and the right-to-protect, eco-politics and sustainability, ethnic belonging and desecuritization, bio-terrorism, and counter-terrorist policies.

Core units
  • International relations theories
  • Comparative European Politics
  • Scopes & methods of politics & international relations
  • Masters dissertation
Optional units
  • The politics of sustainability: environmental security & international relations
  • Resilience & national security
  • The politics of migration
  • Memory culture - memory politics
  • Europe in global politics
  • Multilevel governance & multi-layered citizenship in Europe
  • Social modernisation & the transformation of democracy
  • European security
  • Foreign policy analysis
  • Comparative European social policy
  • International organisations in world politics
  • Global governance
  • Britain and Europe
Learning and teaching

Our programmes are modular, consisting of self-contained units, taught and assessed on a semester basis. As you progress through each semester and successfully pass the examinations, you will receive credit for the units, thus providing you with a clear indication of your academic progress.

Teaching takes the form of lectures, classes and seminars. Lectures are quite formal, whereas classes and seminars involve interaction between the lecturer and a small number of students for study skills and discussion.

Methods of assessment

Assessment consists of a combination of coursework essays, class exercises, projects, oral presentations and examinations.

We also place strong emphasis on developing presentation and discussion/communication skills which, in many units, is part of the assessed work.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Academic requirements
  • A good undergraduate degree (first or 2:1 Honours degree, or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university.
  • In addition, we will also take the following into account: extended and responsible experience in a relevant field in commerce, or industry, or in teaching, or in a government establishment, together with authorship of papers or other work of an acceptable academic standard, e.g. published translation.
English Language requirements

Certificates must be dated to within two years of the start of the programme of study.

  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each of the four components)
  • PTE Academic of 62 with no less than 59 in any component

If you wish to improve your English proficiency before commencing your studies, pre-sessional language training can be arranged through the Academic Skills Centre.

You may be eligible for a combined offer to include both pre-sessional English 5 (PS5) and the Master's degree programme. The advantage of this offer is that overseas students can apply for a Visa for the full duration of the programme rather than re-applying for a Visa at the end of the pre-sessional course.

References

Two references are required. At least one of these must be an academic reference.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15000 International
  • GBP 6000 EU/EEA
Part-time taught
  • Home/EU: £3,000
  • Overseas: £7,500

Funding

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