You will take courses to the value of four full units in total, made up of one compulsory half unit course, a dissertation and optional courses totalling two and a half units.
You will also take Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Design to prepare for the dissertation and attend Engaging with Europe: Professional Skills. This is a programme of guest lectures from distinguished outside speakers, including business leaders and policy-makers and is designed for your professional development. Additional training sessions and thematic workshops are offered throughout the year and especially during the two Reading Weeks (Michaelmas and Lent terms).
(* denotes a half unit)
Two from the below three options:
Democracy, Ideology and the European State*
Investigates various ways in which the State's authority to act has been underpinned in Europe, both ideologically and institutionally, in the modern period.
Culture and Security in Global Politics*
Considers problems and practices of ethnic diversity in a world of nation-states, including the rights of minorities and migrants, self-determination, ethnic cleansing and genocide, humanitarian intervention, and the role of the media in (de)constructing narratives of difference.
The Culture of European Politics*
Explores the dynamic relationship between culture and politics in the modern period, as well as of the landmark efforts by thinkers as diverse as Kant, Marx, Habermas and Fukuyama to theorise this relationship.
Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Design (unassessed)
Engaging with Europe: Professional Skills (unassessed)
This is a programme of guest lectures from distinguished outside speakers, including business leaders and policy-makers and is designed for your professional development.
An independent research project of up to 10,000 words on an approved topic of your choice
Courses to the value of two units from a range of options
You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.
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