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MSc European Studies (Research)

About the MSc programme

The MSc in European Studies (Research) will allow you to combine the study of substantive themes in European integration with a strong methodological training. It will provide you with a methodologically and historically grounded, multidisciplinary analysis of Europe as a political, economic and cultural space. It also analyses European integration and the post-communist transformation process.

You will take courses from a range of options from European Institute MSc degrees, together with intensive research design and methods training. You will use methodology to drive your research and will be supported in developing research questions of real-world relevance. You will be trained in both quantitative and qualitative methods and will learn to apply them robustly throughout your research process, in order to best answer your question. You will also attend a programme of guest lectures from distinguished outside speakers, including business leaders and policy-makers.

This programme will provide an ideal preparation for doctoral study, as well as for successful careers in politics, journalism, diplomacy, business and in international financial institutions.

Programme details

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for MSc European Studies (Research) in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

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Graduate destinations

Former graduates pursue successful careers in academia, politics, journalism, diplomacy, business and in international financial institutions. Students from this programme are actively head hunted by companies and international organisations working in the region.

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Application codes: M1UZ (check availability)

Start date: 21 September 2017

Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time 

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree or equivalent in social science (see entry requirements)

English requirement: Standard (see English requirements)

GRE/GMAT requirement: None

Fee level: £20,112

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Financial support)

Application deadline: None - rolling admissions

Intake/applications in 2016: 4/18


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