Birkbeck, University of London
European Politics and Policy
This programme offers an interdisciplinary, comparative exploration of how politics, government and public policy operate within and across European member states and the EU's governing structures and institutions. These are placed within an international context and considered alongside pressing issues associated with international relations, international law and globalisation and global politics. You will be taught by academics with expertise in European history and politics and the course combines theoretical approaches with empirical knowledge and real-world case studies. The first core module explores the history, politics and institutions of European intergration and you can then choose to examine the place of the EU on the global stage or deepen your knowledge of European governing structures. You will be equipped with the conceptual ideas, theoretical approaches and analytical research skills needed to study politics at postgraduate level.
You take 2 core modules, 2 option modules and write a dissertation, enabling you to acquire an in-depth understanding of a particular topic in European politics and policy, and to develop research skills. The first core module is The European Union: Integration, Politics and Policy. For your second core module, you choose from either Comparative Government and Policy in Europe or The Politics of Global Europe. The core modules are supplemented by option modules and completion of a dissertation on an agreed subject. Option modules are normally available in: British and US government and politics; International relations, international security and US foreign policy; Politics of globalisation and international political economy; Political theory and political sociology; War, conflict, nationalism, politics and religion; Public management and public sector reform; Research methods. Core modules: Comparative Government and Policy in Europe; The European Union: Integration, Politics and Policy; The Politics of Global Europe .
Core modules are assessed by written examinations, while option modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and written examinations. You also write a dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 7,950 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 7,225 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||WC1E 7HX||London|
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