European Studies (MA)
1 year (Full-time) / 2 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
To offer knowledge and expertise in European culture and politics in general, and expertise in a chosen specialism plus generic skills.
Looking for a career in the European Commission, in the fast stream of the diplomatic service or in University lecturing? Or just want to find out more about the politics, culture and society of Europe? The MA in European Studies is designed to give students a broad understanding of European issues in politics, literature and society, while at the same time providing the opportunity to specialise in chosen pathways.
This Master’s shows how Europe is coping with globalisation and how it is handling issues such as nationalism, regionalism and economic integration. It also looks at a fascinating sample of the literature, cinema and philosophy and asks: what does this work tell us about Europe today? It gives you the chance to conduct research on particular countries of interest (France, UK, Germany … ) and even to develop your translation skills.
The dissertation component, which comprises a third of the overall assessment, allows students to make an in-depth study of a topic of their own choice, under the supervision of an expert in the field.
- Opportunities to follow pathways in Europe in a National and Global Context, European Identities: Culture and Ideology, Translation
- Access to an eclectic range of optional modules including Europe and Globilisation, Nationalism in Europe, European Economic Governance, European External Relations, Memories of the Second World War in European Autobiographical Writing and Europe in Translation.
- Dissertation allows students to focus on European-wide issues or to specialise on the politics, cultures, societies of specific European countries.
- Training specifically tailored to the needs of Humanities and Social science graduates with emphasis on the use of information resources, including electronic sources such as databases and the Internet; research design, in particular on the constitution of a formal dissertation proposal; preparation of literature reviews; and (where appropriate) interview techniques.
- Access to excellent IT and library facilities including the European Documentation Centre.
- Acquisition of generic and transferable skills that are attractive to international organisations, the diplomatic service, businesses and teaching institutions.
- European Identities
- Critical Engagement In The Humanities And Social Sciences
- Research Methods: Approaches To Knowledge
- Crossing Borders: Adaptations of Literature into Film
- European Union External Relations
- European Economic Governance And Policies
- European Political Economy
- Europe And Globalisation
- History of European Translation
- Nationalism In Europe
- Research Methods: Approaches to Text
- Specialised Translation: Literary Translation
- State Crisis – Changing Governance In Italy
- Theories of Translation
- Translation and European Cultures
For further information on the course and programme of study, please view the course handbook.
My time in the School has been invaluable to my career, nurturing the research and practical skills needed in the world of politics. The research facilities and support offered by the staff at [the School of European Languages, Translation and Politics] made my experience of the MA in European Studies incredibly rewarding. I would not hesitate in recommending the course to anyone looking for a challenging and stimulating MA that will enhance their career prospects.
Hannah Murphy, European Studies student
Suitable for graduates in Language, Literature, Politics, Philosophy and in disciplines broadly conceived to have a European focus with a minimum 2:1 degree classification (or equivalent qualification).
In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain a British Council IELTS score of at least 7.0, or an equivalent English language qualification.
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
International Part Time for 2013/14
Next intake: September each year
Name: Rachel Davies
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 0824
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4946