School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
European Union Studies
This programme provides you with an advanced knowledge and understanding of the politics, institutions, law and policies of the European Union. Graduates from this programme acquire expertise and skills appropriate for employment with a European dimension.
The focus of this programme is on contemporary developments in the European Union in terms of its politics, law and policies. You take three compulsory modules (60 credits); three optional modules (60 credits); and complete a dissertation (60 credits).
Compulsory modules are: integration in Europe; public policy in the European Union; and techniques and sources for political research. Optional modules cover: the European Union as an international actor; democracy in divided societies û ethnicity, power sharing and international mediation; Africa û the politics of international development; international relations theory; the state in the international political economy; American foreign policy; the politics of global change; theories and theorists of international political economy; political philosophy of international relations; transitional justice.
Teaching and learning on the programme take place largely in seminars. In addition, student research papers and dissertations are prepared in close liaison with academic staff. Assessment is based principally on course work, research papers and a dissertation.
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