MA Transnational Studies
About the degree
The MA Transnational Studies is a closely integrated cross-disciplinary
programme taught by specialists from different UCL faculties, including
experts on Europe, the Americas, the Near East and East Asia. The course
is aimed at students with an academic background in humanities, social
and political sciences, law or global health as well as professionals
working in the transnational sector (NGOs, international organisations,
Students will study the transnational movement of people, ideas and goods on a global scale and the impact of such connections on our social, political and cultural life worlds. Approaching transnationality as a historical and contemporary phenomenon, you will be taught by specialists in human rights, international relations, economics, health and migration.
"Transnational Studies has allowed me to pursue my interests from
my undergraduate degree on an interdisciplinary platform. Creating a personal
pathway of learning has been extremely exciting and is something that cannot
always be offered at this level of academia" (Matthew Porter, current student)
Students take a total of 180 credits, comprising of a dissertation (90 credits) and taught courses (totalling 90 credits). Most taught courses are either 15 (taught in term 1 or 2) or 30 credits (taught over both terms).
Students must choose the following:
1. Core course - HISTGT01 Transnational Approaches (30 credits)
2. Core course - Modern Language (15-30 credits)
The degree includes a course in a Modern Language at
beginners or advanced level (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, major European
languages, including Russian and Central European languages).
3. Courses from available from the MA Transnational options list (30-45 credits)
4. Dissertation (90 credits)
All students undertake an independent research project for which they produce a dissertation of 15,000 words.
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