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Political Science - European Politics & Policy Pathway (Research Route) MA

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Degree awarded
Master of Arts
Duration
12 Months. [Full-Time] 24 Months [Part-Time]
Entry requirements

2:1 Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a Social Science subject for direct MA entry.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Course options

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Course description

The programme draws from one of the strongest centres for European politics in the UK. It combines analytical and conceptual rigour with topical subjects relating to the governance and policies of the European Union and their impact on the domestic politics of its member states. The programme also focuses on processes of Europeanisation both within the context of the EU's existing member states, but also on candidate countries and the EU's neighbours. Building on a very strong comparative perspective (across Europe and the European Union), the programme offers students an excellent range of compulsory and optional modules with strong areas of expertise in gender and media policies, varieties of European capitalism; nationalism and political violence; and the EU's external relations.

The programme has been designed for those who want to combine strong transferable research skills with focused expertise in European politics. It will appeal to students who aspire to pursue a doctoral degree or a career in research. It will also appeal to those seeking employment in government at the supranational, national and sub national levels, as well as to those wishing to pursue careers in journalism, teaching and international commerce. The programme also attracts students from other European countries wishing to pursue postgraduate study abroad as well as growing numbers employed in business and government elsewhere who have to deal with the European Union.

Course Director: Dr Eli Gateva

Email:  Eli.Gateva@manchester.ac.uk  

Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,500
    International students (per annum): £14,500
  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,250
    International students (per annum): £7,250
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,333
    International students (per annum): £9,666
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,166
    International students (per annum): £4,833

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Please see the School's funding page for further information.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Zoe Woodend
Telephone
+44(0) 161 275 1296
Facsimile
+44(0) 161 275 2450
Email
Website
www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/disciplines/politics/postgraduate/
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