Aston University

Aston University

European Union and International Relations

Through this programme, students gain a knowledge and understanding of the EU's role as an actor on the international stage. The exercise of political and economic power in a globalised world is amply explored, and there is a strong policy focus.

Entry requirements

Students should normally have, or expect to obtain, an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in an appropriate subject, or equivalent qualification. Applicants whose 1st language is not English must also have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6 in each component or an equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Core Modules: concepts and strategies for social researchers; the EU as a global actor; dissertation.
Optional modules: international relations theory; the EU: a web of institutions; leaders and leadership in a European and global context; Europe's regions and their governance; Asia-Europe relations: between inter-regionalism and bilateralism; religion and politics; partisan politics in Europe; security and defence in Europe; international political communication; globalisation, regionalism, and global governance; international ethics and literature; transatlantic relations in historical perspective: the us and Europe; international security; comparative and international political economy; EU law and policy making; concepts and strategies for qualitative social science; concepts and strategies for social data analysis; re-thinking European integration; international political thought; 20 credit module from the university wide language programme.

Assessment methods

Assessments take a wide variety of forms, ranging from essays and examinations through to policy reports, briefings and campaign portfolios.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 13,500 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,250 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Languages and Social Sciences Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 204 3762