M.Sc.-European Political Economy;
M.Sc.-European Studies (Research)
Applicants for the MSc European Political Economy should have a good upper second or first class degree, or a GPA of 3.5 or better in any of the social sciences, including contemporary history and international relations.
In the degree students focus on the main theories and models of political economy relevant to the process of European integration and of transition in Central and Eastern Europe, and on major trends in the economic and political development of contemporary Europe.
In the MSc European Political Economy, students take three year-long courses (two half-year courses may replace one year-long course) and write a 10,000 word essay on an approved topic. These four elements must be chosen from at least two disciplines.
In the MSc European Studies (Research) students combine specialist courses from MSc European Political Economy or MSc Politics and Government in the European Union or MSc European Studies: Ideas and Identities together with intensive research design and methods training. Students take five papers, including a specialist core course from the MSc European Political Economy or MSc Politics and Government in the European Union or MSc European Studies: Ideas and Identities, a specialist course on research design and methods for European Studies, quantitative analysis, an elective option, and a 10,000 word dissertation on an approved topic. Students who have successfully completed the MSc European Studies (Research) will be well-placed to apply for admission into competitive doctoral programmes in the UK and elsewhere.