University of Bath

University of Bath

Contemporary European Studies (Euromasters and Euromasters with trans-Atlantic track)

The Euromasters programme offers an international learning experience, with a unique opportunity to study a range of prestigious world class institutions. With a teaching team who are internationally renowned experts in their research fields, and a diverse programme of study, the 2 year Master's course is recognised throughout the EU and beyond. Students gain a broad comparative understanding of the European Union, US politics, policy and social evolution as well as specialist knowledge of key issues in the Euro Atlantic area. Applications are welcome from high achieving students, who wish to gain the knowledge and skills that will qualify them for a wide range of careers in European and international institutions.

Entry requirements

1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject (European studies, politics, history, economics or sociology), from a recognised university. The Transatlantic Track programme has limited places, and is therefore quite competitive. Applicants need to demonstrate in their application why they believe that they are suitable for the programme. As places are limited, the Transatlantic Track applications are considered on a 1st come 1st served basis (unlike the main programme), so early application is advised. Location and Language of instruction: Applicants must demonstrate clear evidence of an ability to work academically at the appropriate level in the language of instruction at their chosen specialist module sites. As students are able to determine their programme of study, choosing sites where all the teaching and assessment is in English, we welcome applications from students who do not have German or French competency. The Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies in considering applications, will take the following into account: Extended and responsible experience in a relevant field, such as commerce, industry, teaching, or in a government establishment; authorship of papers or other work of an acceptable academic standard, e.g. published translation. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each of the 4 components); PTE Academic of 62 with no less than 59 in any component. References: 2 references are required, at least 1 of these must be an academic reference.

Course modules

Core units: International relations theories; comparative European Politics; scopes and methods of politics and international relations; Master's dissertation. Optional units: European Union politics and policy making; international security; theories and concepts; memory culture (memory politics); foreign policy analysis; governance, security and development in East and South East Asia; organised crime in Europe: threats and challenges; international security; the contemporary agenda; Britain and Europe; international organisations in world politics; international relations in South and Central Asia; economic foreign policy and the international trade regime; theories of conflict and conflict resolution.

Assessment methods

Assessment consists of a combination of coursework essays, class exercises, projects, oral presentations and examinations.

Sponsorship information

Competitive bursaries contributing towards tuition fees; fee waiving exchange agreements with the University of Washington (Euromasters with Trans-Atlantic Track); assistance with travel expenses via SOCRATES programme.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01225 383037