Masters | Postgraduate Course - European Politics MA Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £8,850 full-time; £4,425 part-time International: £18,200 full-time
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European Politics MA

Study Details

MA full-time 1 year, part-time 2 years

The MA in European Politics examines the political process of European integration, its origins, dynamics, and prospects. It addresses key issues in European governance including EU policy-making, federalism, democratisation/constitutionalism, and European identity.

Taught at the University’s Centre for European Governance (CEG), by renowned academics who have strong links with European political institutions, this programme will provide you with detailed knowledge and advanced critical understanding of the political process of European Union integration, its origins, dynamics and prospects within a rigorous theoretical and empirical framework.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • POLM154 European Union Politics and Policy 30
  • POLM100 Dissertation If spending a term at Sciences-Po 60
  • POLM876 Dissertation Skills Unless spending a term at Sciences-Po 15
  • POLM877 Dissertation Unless spending a term at Sciences-Po 45

Optional modules
60 credits of optional modules.
Students can choose from a wide range of modules which vary from year to year subject to availability and may include those listed below.
Alternatively, if you choose to participate in a period of study abroad in Paris and are successful in your application for this, you will select appropriate modules from those offered by Sciences Po.
Politics PGT modules 2017-8

  • POLM002M Management and Governance: Comparing Public Administration around the World 20
  • POLM003M Policy and Politics: the theory and Strategy of Delivering Public Services 20
  • POLM004M Public Sector Finance for Managers 20
  • POLM005M The Politics, Policy and Practice of Sustainable Development 20
  • POLM007M The new Public Management: Principles, Practice and Prospects 20
  • POLM008M Policy Analysis and Evaluation 20
  • POLM009M Regulation and Reform: Analysis and Policy 20
  • POLM057 Understanding and Interpretation in Political Thought 30
  • POLM060 Global Security 30
  • POLM063 Qualitative Methods in Social Research 15
  • POLM073 Political Economy of Food and Agriculture 15
  • POLM074 Research and Knowledge Transfer for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture 15
  • POLM082 International Relations of the Middle East 30
  • POLM084 Conflict, Security and Development in World Politics 30
  • POLM085 Work Placement in Conflict, Security and Development 30
  • POLM086 Quantitative Data Analysis 30
  • POLM090 East Asian Regional Order 30
  • POLM105 The Politics of Global Capitalism 30
  • POLM140 Qualitative Methods in Social Research 30
  • POLM606 European Political Integration 30
  • POLM651 State and Society in the Middle East 30
  • POLM803 Sources in Modernity and Post-Modernity 30
  • POLM806 Problems and Texts in Social and Political Thought 15
  • POLM809 Applied Quantitative Data Analysis 15
  • POLM014M MPA Applied Studies 60
  • POLM015M Behavioural Public Policy and Administration 20
  • POLM142 Europe in the Digital Age 30
  • POLM147 Political Psychology and Rational Choice Approaches to International Relations 30
  • POLM148 Brexit: Causes, Interpretation and Implications 30
  • POLM150 Text as data 15
  • POLM502 International Relations: Power and Institutions 30
  • POLM021 Power and Society 30
  • POLM030 Mathematics and Programming Skills for Policy Analytics 15
  • POLM095 The Politics of Democracy in Latin America 30
  • POLM104 US Foreign Policy 30
  • POLM151 Great Power Relations between the United States and China 30
  • POLM152 Post-Conflict Human Rights and Transitional Justice 30

Entry Requirements

Normally a 1st or 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university.

However, the programme has been designed for students from a wide range of first degree backgrounds, enabling them to broaden their knowledge in this field. Non-standard applications will be considered on their merits and mature students are encouraged to apply.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

Graduates of Politics at the University of Exeter have been highly successful in securing interesting career opportunities and in progressing to higher research degrees, notably at the European University Institute. Our alumni have moved into public sector and private sector employment dealing with or working directly for EU institutions. This programme offers an excellent preparation for careers with a European dimension in the public, private or non-profit sectors, both in Europe and elsewhere.