Newcastle University

Newcastle University

European Union Studies

This programme provides an in-depth grounding in the politics and policy of the EU with rigorous training in integration in Europe and public policy in the European Union as well as research training in theories and approaches to the study of politics. The course covers the intricate politics, institutions, law and policies of the European Union as well as the international and global political context in which the EU is located.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in politics/international studies or a related discipline; applicants with lower or non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience are considered on an individual basis; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules inlcude: Integration in Europe; thinking about global politics; dissertation. Optional modules: Career development for master's level students; theories and theorists of international political economy; theories of international relations; the state in the international political economy; American foreign policy; the politics of global change; the European Union as an international actor; doing political research; global justice and human rights; war, terrorism and peace: ethical perspectives; globalisation, poverty and development; critical geopolitics; world politics and popular culture; bringing ethics back in international relations; the 'I' in IR: auto-ethnography and the politics of everyday life; politics and policy of the EU.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 2,750 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

Postgraduate Secretary, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Telephone number: 
0191 208 5200