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MA Transnational Studies


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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 degree programme 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, development).

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, former student).

Degree Structure

Students take a total of 180 credits, comprising of a dissertation (90 credits) and taught modules (totalling 90 credits). Most taught modules are either 15 (taught in term 1 or 2) or 30 credits (taught over both terms).

Students must choose the following:

  • HISTGT01 Transnational Approaches core course (30 credits)
  • Compulsory modern language module(s) (15-30 credits)
    You are required to take a module(s) in a Modern Language at beginners or advanced level (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, major European languages, including Russian and Central European languages).
  • Modules from available from the MA Transnational options list (30-45 credits)
  • HISTGM99 dissertation (90 credits)
    All students undertake an independent research project for which they produce a dissertation of 15,000 words.

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