University of Bristol

University of Bristol

European Governance

This programme allows you to engage with the study of Europe from a variety of perspectives; the domestic, the regional/supranational, and the global. It draws on theories of international relations, comparative politics and European integration, as well as dealing with some of the biggest practical political challenges facing Europe today. It allows you to develop your knowledge of European politics by engaging with subjects that stretch beyond the European continent, by focusing, for example, on international security, development or globalization; or alternatively by specializing in European Studies.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent qualification. Degrees from all disciplines are considered. In exceptional cases we will consider offering diploma entry, aiming for upgrade to MSc, for applicants with a lower 2nd Class Honours degree.

Course modules

Core units: comparative European policies; the European Union: theories, institutions and policies; theories of international relations. Optional units: conflict, security and development; small business development; managing and evaluating development; development skills in practice; environmental politics; politics of HIV/ AIDS in Africa; governing the global borderlands; international development organisations; masculinities and IR; foreign policy analysis; research methods; militarisation, militarism and war; discourse analysis; international human rights; politics of Latin America; Sino-US Relations; east Asia and global development; Japan and east Asia; east Asia, Europe and global integration; rethinking the state; global civil society; china's international relations; religion and politics in the west; globalisation and culture; narrating the self; interpreting gender; philosophy of social science; popular music and society; nations and nationalism; care, labour and gender: international policy development; European foreign policy; liberalism, terror and the politics of insecurity; nuclear (in)security. 3rd Term: independent study for dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,450 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
Part-time £ 3,450 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

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School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS)
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0117 331 7577