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MSc in European and International Public Policy

Programme Code: TMEIPP

Department: European Institute

For students starting this programme of study in 2019/20

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules 

Students must take two compulsory courses, optional courses to the value of 1.5 units and a dissertation as shown below. Additionally, all students must take EU450 Engaging with Europe: Professional Skills.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Papers 1 & 2



EU450 Engaging with Europe: Professional Skills (0.0)


EU483 European Policy-Making and International Cooperation (1.0)


EU490 Evidence and Analysis in Policy-Making (0.5)

Paper 3

Optional courses
Courses to the value of 1.5 units from the following:
If students wish their optional courses to result in a degree specialism, their chosen optional courses must come to a total value of at least one full unit from that specialism.  Courses from the heading 'Methods' cannot result in a specialism.


Public Policy & Policy-Making in Europe


EU421 Policy-Making in the European Union (0.5) #


EU425 Interest Representation and Economic Policy- Making in Europe (0.5)


EU464 International Migration: EU Policies and Politics (0.5) #


EU4A1 The Politics and Policies of 'Brexit': The UK's changing relationship with the European Union (0.5)


GV477 Comparative Public Policy Change (0.5) #


GV4A5 International Migration and Immigration Management (0.5)


Democracy and Governance in Europe


EU420 European Law and Government (0.5)  (withdrawn 2019/20)


EU421 Policy-Making in the European Union (0.5) #


EU430 Europeanization: The Comparative Politics of Domestic Change (0.5)


EU473 Informal Governance (0.5) #  (withdrawn 2019/20)


EU475 Religious Diversity and Conflict in Europe (0.5)


GV450 European Politics: Comparative Analysis (0.5)


GV454 Parties, Elections and Governments (0.5) #


GV4A2 Citizens' Political Behaviour in Europe: Elections Public Opinion and Identities (0.5) #  (not available 2019/20)


GV4J4 Citizen Representation and Democracy in the European Union (0.5)


HY411 European Integration in the Twentieth Century (1.0) #


LL4BG Rethinking EU Law (0.5)


LL4BH Law and Government of the European Union (0.5) #


European and International Political Economy


EU439 Political and Fiscal Integration and Disintegration in EU Member States (0.5)


EU446 The Political Economy of European Monetary Integration (0.5) #


EU453 The Political Economy of European Welfare States (0.5) #


EU477 Labour Markets and the Political Economy of Employment in Europe (0.5) #


EU482 Europe in World Trade (0.5)


EU484 Europe's Role in Global Migration Governance (0.5)


GI415 Gender and European Welfare States (0.5)


GV4C5 Politics of Economic Policy (0.5)  (not available 2019/20)


GV4D4 The Politics of Inequality and Redistribution (0.5)


GV4E8 Conflict and Institutional Design in Divided Societies (0.5)


Europe in the International System


EU431 European Integration from a Global Perspective (0.5) #  (withdrawn 2019/20)


EU449 Emerging Markets, Political Transition and Economic Development in Central and Eastern Europe (0.5) #


EU457 Culture and Security in Global Politics (0.5)


EU463 European Human Rights Law (0.5) #  (withdrawn 2019/20)


EU478 The Culture of European Politics (0.5)


EU485 Post-Conflict Justice and Reconciliation in Europe and Beyond (0.5)


IR416 The EU in the World (1.0) #


IR434 European Defence and Security (0.5)


LL468 European Human Rights Law (0.5)


Regional and Domestic Politics


EU440 The Balkans in Europe: Transition, Democratisation, Integration (0.5)


EU449 Emerging Markets, Political Transition and Economic Development in Central and Eastern Europe (0.5) #


EU476 Turkey and Europe (0.5) #


EU4A2 Globalisation, Conflict and Post-Conflict Reconstruction (0.5)


GV439 Government and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe (0.5)


GV4B9 The Second Europe (0.5)


LL4Z5 EU State Aid Law (0.5)




MY421 Qualitative Research Methods (0.5)


MY451 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (0.5)


MY452 Applied Regression Analysis (0.5) #

Paper 4

Choose from one of the following:


EU495 Policy Incubator (1.0) # or


EU499 Dissertation (1.0)

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.