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MSc Political Economy of Europe

About the MSc programme

The programme provides a historically grounded, multi-disciplinary analysis of European integration and national transformation processes, taught by staff with experience of policy-making in Europe.

You will focus on aspects of European integration and reform, along with public policy-making in European countries through the lens of an evolving state-market relationship. You will be able to choose from specialist courses in aspects of political economy; the EU; European Identity; and courses with a more geographical focus. You will also attend a programme of guest lectures from distinguished outside speakers, including business leaders and policy-makers.

The programme considers the different processes of economic integration in the context of historical and current debates about the nature of political economy, allowing you to explore how these different theoretical approaches can be successfully applied to policy choices and empirical puzzles in the EU as a whole and in its member-states.

Programme details

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for MSc Political Economy of Europe in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

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Graduate destinations

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



Application code: L2EU (check availability)

Start date: 21 September 2017

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

Intake/application in 2014: 73/211

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree or equivalent in a 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:  83/208