The School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy (SPIRE) has an outstanding international reputation, evidenced by our 5A rating in the last Research Assessment Exercise, and our maximum score of 24 in the Quality Assurance Agency review of teaching. SPIRE contains some of the most prominent figures in the field, and provides a vibrant environment within which to pursue postgraduate study. In a given year, we have about 40-50 MA and MRes students across the various programmes we offer.
The MA/MRes in European Politics and Culture is designed for those graduates who wish to examine and understand the political and cultural developments taking place within contemporary Europe. The course combines political science, international relations and cultural studies and this broad outlook, coupled with the opportunity for students to take a language module, makes it unique in UK universities.
The MA/MRes in European Politics and Culture prepares students for a whole host of careers. The MRes also prepares students for further study including a PhD in Politics or International Relations, or for employment in jobs where research skills are particularly important.