MA European Union Governance

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This MA will allow you to develop an advanced understanding of a wide range of European Union (EU) governance issues. It will enable you to gain a sound knowledge of the EU and its institutions, policy-making processes and policies. The MA in European Union Governance also focuses on the role which member states and societal actors play in EU governance issues.  Teaching takes place in a research-led teaching environment. The modules are taught by leading academic experts. Many former students now work for EU institutions (e.g. the Commission or European Parliament), non-governmental organisations (such as environmental NGOs), international businesses or the media. Students on the MA in European Union Governance are invited to participate in the activities of the Centre for European Studies (CEUS) which has been designated as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in teaching and research since 1999. The wide range of activities which CEUS organises include a seminar series, conferences and the annual Jean Monnet lecture. CEUS also publishes a research working paper series.

Programme content

The programme is made up of core and optional modules and a 15,000 word dissertation.

The modules may include the following (Please note that modules listed are indicative only, and are subject to change):

  • The EU: Political Integration and Policy Analysis
  • The EU: National and International Perspectives
  • Discourses of Civilisation and Barbarism
  • Communications and International Politics
  • Political Economy of Global Communications
  • The International Politics on the Environment
  • IR Theory: Classical and Post-Classical Approaches
  • The Political Economy of Development
  • The Environment in Theory and Practice
  • China and the New World Order
  • Global Communications, Globalisation and Development
  • Globalisation and Governance in Practice
  • IR Theory: Practical Applications and Case Studies
  • Research Methods in Political Science
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