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On this course you can:
* Enhance your employability by extending your area of expertise beyond that of your first degree
* Boost your career within your existing area of employment by becoming a specialist in this crucial field
* Deepen your knowledge of European affairs in the area of law and policy
* Make yourself stand out in an increasingly competitive job market by acquiring skills which show an ability to research independently and study a contemporary topic at an advanced level
Former students of the MA European Law and Policy programme have already been working in or gone on to work in:
* local and regional government
* foreign embassies
* legal posts
* business and a wide range of other positions in the public and private sector
Our course is not a professional law qualification, but is aimed at helping you to acquire a knowledge of EU law, institutions and policy-making processes because of the career you wish to pursue or are pursuing. Since most students come without a background in law, an initial crash course (an intensive two-day programme) introduces the general principles of law that you will need.
You will take the following core units:-
* Challenges to EU Politics and Governance
* International Law, Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility
* International and European Business Law
* Dissertation/Major Project
You will also choose 1 out of the following:-
* Nation and Identity in Europe
* Europe and the World
* Negotiation and Lobbying in the EU: A simulation game
* Independent Project
* Work-based Learning
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching is conducted through a combination of lectures and seminars. In addition, you will have access to staff on an individual tutorial basis and will also be assigned a dissertation supervisor to support you in the research and writing of your dissertation.
Classes are timetabled in the afternoons and evenings. Depending on their option choices part-time students are usually able to structure their course so as to concentrate their studies on one and no more than two afternoons/evenings.