MPhil/PhD in European Studies

In addition to progressing with their research, students are expected to take the listed research training and transferable skills courses. Students may take courses in addition to those listed and should discuss this with their supervisor. For a complete list of courses please refer to the 2014/15 Handbook for Research Degree Students.

Year one
Training courses
Compulsory (not examined):
EU550 Research Workshop in European Studies
EU554 Research Methods and Design in European Studies (n/a 14/15)

Optional (examined):
MY552 Applied Regression Analysis (H)
Further training courses provided by the Department of Methodology and agreed with their supervisors.

Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined):
EU455 Concepts in Political Economy (H)
MY593A Authoring a PhD and Developing as a Researcher: Getting Started

Year Two
Training courses
Compulsory (not examined):

EU550 Research Workshop in European Studies
Students expected to take relevant course(s) in the Department of Methodology or in other departments as agreed with their supervisors.

Optional (not examined):
It is highly recommended that students with research interests in political economy attend and present their work in the interdepartmental research seminar EU555/GV555/IR555 Political Economy and Public Policy Workshop.

Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined):
EU455 Concepts in Political Economy (H)
MY593B Authoring a PhD and Developing as a Researcher: The Middle Years

Year Three
Training courses
Compulsory (not examined):

EU550 Research Workshop in European Studies

Optional (not examined):
If not taken in Year Two:
EU555/GV555/IR555 Political Economy and Public Policy Workshop

Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined):
EU455 Concepts in Political Economy (H)
MY593C Authoring a PhD and Developing as a Researcher: The Endgame

Year Four

Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined):

EU550 Research Workshop in European Studies

Upgrading to PhD/Targets for Progress

Year 1 - For a standard thesis: a research proposal (approximately 2,500 words) and abstract of the
whole thesis (one page); a sample chapter (approximately 8,000 words); a chapter synopsis, and a timetable for completion. For a thesis as a series of publishable papers: a research proposal (approximately 2,500 words) and an abstract covering the three prospective papers; a full draft of the introduction or a full draft of one of the papers (approximately 8,000 words); and a timetable for completion.

Year 2 - For a standard thesis: at least two further substantive chapters (of approximately 5,000-
7,000 words each). For a thesis as a series of publishable papers: at least one fully written paper
(approximately 10,000 words); and outlines of the other two papers (approximately 2,000 words).

Year 3 - For a standard thesis: a full draft of all core chapters and agreed timetable for completion.
For a thesis as a series of publishable papers: full drafts of all three papers and agreed timetable for
completion of the thesis.