MSc EU Politics

This programme (formerly MSc Politics and Government in the European Union) is based in the European Institute|, Department of Government| and the International Relations Department.

We consider applicants with good first degrees in any discipline, but prefer applicants with a degree in one of the social sciences.

The programme offers a unique range of courses that will deepen students' knowledge of politics and policies in the EU and help them gain new insight into the EU's extraordinary role in today's world. The programme is ideal for those considering a career that deals with European and global issues.

The programme is divided into three main parts: foundation – two half unit courses which provide a basic training in European politics and government, and the history and theory of European integration and an introduction to central debates in European Union politics and government; specialisation – in either EU Government and Policy or the International Relations of Europe; and dissertation – a 10,000 word essay on an advanced topic.

Further information for prospective applicants


Further information for offer holders: course structures and indicative reading

Please click through to each individual course number and the indicative reading section for each course is towards the bottom of each page.

Please note that the degree regulations and course structures are only updated in the summer of each year, and until that happens the links will point to the current year's information.


Further information for offer holders and current students

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