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European Studies: European Society MA
This interdisciplinary MA promotes the understanding of Europe in its political, social and philosophical dimensions. Choosing specialisms within European thought, society, history and politics you will develop discipline-specific skills and regional expertise, while the interdisciplinary programme structure encourages you to think across boundaries, gaining an expansive overview of the continent.
What will I learn?
The European Society pathway aims to provide a solid theoretical grounding and encourage students to look at different types of historical and social-scientific inquiry. It offers the opportunity to experiment with new ways of integrating the interpretation of literary texts, art and film in their study of history and society.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The Centre for European Studies (CES) at UCL is unique in offering graduate students the opportunity to investigate Europe in its entirety, from European integration and public policy to European cinema and poetry.
The central London location offers easy access to the British Library, British Museum, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, German Historical Institute, Goethe Institute, Institut Français, and other similar research and cultural centres.
Less than three hours away from Brussels and Paris, nowhere enjoys such a range of resources and such a favourable location for the study of Europe.
- EUROG002 - The Making of Modern Europe (30 credits)
- EUROG005 - Social Theory (30 credits)
- EUROG099 - Dissertation (60 credits)
- EUROG014 - Dissertation (90 credits)
60 credits from:
Optional modules (30 credits each):
30 credits of optional modules may be taken for both Taught and Research pathways.
Students on this MA programme often choose modules in the following areas of study. All modules listed below are indicative and may not be taught each year.
- Equality, Justice and Difference
- Policy-making and Regulation in Europe
- Empirical Studies of Human Rights
- Environmental Rights: Theory, Policy and Practice
- The Political Economy of Health and Development
- Comparative Political Economies
Europe and Foreign Affairs
- Europeanisation, Globalisation and the State
- Issues in Global Migration
- External Relations of the European Union
- Global Ethics
- Global Justice, Citizenship and Democracy
- International Organisations
- History and Theory of European Integration
- The British Left since 1945
- The Legacies of the Holocaust in Europe
- The Cold War
- A Social History of the GDR
- Italy: a Difficult Modernity
- British Government and Politics
- Aspects of German Culture, Politics and Identity
- Governing Divided Societies
- The European Union: Institutions and Politics
- Politics of Change in the Baltic States
- Ethnopolitical Conflict in Central and Eastern Europe
Both pathways should total 180 credits.
Entry and application
A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.
How to apply
You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps
The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. Due to competition for places applicants are advised to apply as early as they are able. Those applying for UCL scholarships should take note of relevant deadlines.
Who can apply?
The programme is designed for students who wish to pursue a wide range of interests within a flexible combination of core and optional courses. The interdisciplinary structure of the degree will appeal to students who wish to be introduced to new and intellectually demanding areas of European Studies.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study European Society at graduate level
- why you want to study European Society at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
The MPhil and PhD degrees often follow on from a Master's programme: both the taught and research pathways of the MAs offered by the Centre for European Studies are intended to allow this type of progression, as well as standing as degrees in their own right. Outside academia, potential careers may include politics, business, commerce, teaching, public relations, or journalism.
Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website: