Politics in the European Union MA, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    7805
    Tuition (Full programme)
    7805
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #172 Online
Our 'Politics in the EU' degree is concerned with government and policy making in Europe. It goes beyond the study of EU institutions alone, also investigating politics in the member states, so that you can understand the relationship and interaction between them. It will enable you to have a complex understanding of political decision-making processes in Europe at all levels.

About

This course provides an in-depth analysis of government and policy making in Europe. You will study both EU institutions and the politics of member states which will allow you to develop your understanding of the relationship and interaction between them.

You will complete one core module - Politics of European Integration - then choose three option modules which, along with your chosen dissertation subject, allow you to focus on your preferred specialisms.

The programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to understand the debates surrounding European integration and European Union activities, and how these affect national politics in member states. You will develop your ability to employ both theoretical and empirical tools in order to analyse politics in the EU. The course will develop the transferable skills you need to work effectively within a complex world where traditional concepts of national state sovereignty are called into question.

Our course will provide you with invaluable insights into the functioning of political life in the EU that will assist you in a broad range of professions, including diplomacy, government bodies, international organisations, lobbying, teaching, journalism, the media and commerce and business.

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Programme Structure

Course Structure

You must complete the 'Politics of European Integration' core module, plus a dissertation, plus a further three optional modules from this list (subject to availability):

    • American Interventionism after the Cold War
    • Post Cold War World Order
    • Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union
    • Diplomatic Systems
    • Intelligence and Security
    • International Security
    • The Art of Negotiation
    • Theories of International Relations
    • The International Politics of Protection
    • EU Enlargement and Democratic Consolidation in Post-Communist Europe
    • The Politics of Human Rights
    • Strategy in the Modern World
    • Governance and Corruption
    • The Politics of European Integration
    • Euroscepticism
    • The Politics of Conflict and Violence
    • Gender in Global Perspective
    • The Transformation of Modern Warfare
    • The Politics of Global Modern Nuclear Order
    • The Politics of Violent Conflict and its Legacies in Northern Ireland

Your choice of optional modules should relate directly to the degree (e.g. EU Enlargement, Democracy and Legitimacy in the EU, Euroscepticism), but subject to approval you may also select other politics and international relations modules, for example modules looking at diplomacy, corruption and a broad range of foreign policy issues. If you are studying for the MA, these modules will be followed by your dissertation.

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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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  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

2:1 degree or its equivalent in Politics, History, International Relations or other related subjects.

Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 7805 International
  • GBP 7805 EU/EEA

*September 2016, March 2017:

Home/EU/International: £7,805

Fee listed is for the whole course

Funding

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