Why study this degree at UCL?
The Centre for Multidisciplinary & Intercultural Inquiry (CMII) 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 Institut, Institut Français, and other similar research and cultural centres.
Less than three hours away from Brussels and Paris, and with such a wide range of resources, this is a highly favourable location for the study of Europe.
Student / staff ratios › 54 staff › 293 taught students › 97 research students
Taught or Research Pathway?
This MA programme offer two pathways: Taught or Research. The two different pathways allow you to tailor your MA
programme to your academic and professional needs.
All MA programmes should add up to 180 credits. They can be taken as Taught or Research-Intensive Pathways, details are given below.
You will take the compulsory modules (30 credits each), the dissertation taught pathway (60 credits) and 30 credits-worth of other modules.
You will take the compulsory modules (30 credits each), the dissertation research (90 credits).
- Dissertation Research Pathway (90 credits)
And 30 credits from the following modules:
- Global Politics (30/15 credits)
- Global Europe (30 credits)
- Multidisciplinary Social Research (30/15 credits)
- Social Theory (30 credits)
- Questions of European Integration (30 credits)
If you wish to take a module offered by a department other than
CMII or SELCS, please contact the relevant departmental administrator in
the first instance.
Please note that
some modules fill up very quickly, whilst others are sometimes withdrawn
according to student demand, so places cannot be guaranteed.
- Gender Theory, Politics and Feminism
- Knowledge, Power and the Cultural Production of Gender
- Global Politics of Gender, Sexuality and Security
- Critical Introduction to Sexuality Studies
- Language, Culture & History (30 credits)
- All Quiet on the Eastern Front: Culture, Politics and Everyday Life in Central and Eastern Europe from Stalin to Present (30 credits)
- Gender and Sexuality in Modern Russian Culture (15 credits)
- The Making of Modern Ukraine (30 credits)
- Russian Politics (30 credits)
- Baltic Politics and Society (15 credits)
- Governance and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe (15 credits)
- Politics of South-Eastern Europe (15 credits)
- Arts & Humanities (search modules by departments & centres)
- Social & Historical Sciences (search modules by departments & centres)
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
There is an application processing fee for this programme of £75 for online applications and £100 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.
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 modules. The interdisciplinary structure of the degree will appeal to students who wish to be introduced to new and intellectually demanding areas of European Studies.
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
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
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.
For information on specific opportunities for programmes and research within the Centre for Multicultural & Interdisciplinary Inquiry (CMII), visit Funding, Studentships & Prizes on the CMII website.
Wellcome Trust Master's Award in Humanities and Social Science
If you'd like to be considered for this candidature, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Crucially, you must be able to make a strong case that you meet the Trust's priorities for funding. If asked, you should prepare a case of no more than 1000 words setting out your answers to the following prompts (drawn from Wellcome’s application):
- Motivation for choosing this subject and UCL (250 words max.)
- Provisional dissertation topic (500 words max.)
- Outline briefly the career you hope to pursue (250 words max.)
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 Multidisciplinary & Intercultural Inquiry (CMII) 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.
Graduates of this MA have used their extensive knowledge and understanding of European institutions, policies and society to obtain positions within the European Union. The high level of interdisciplinary training and research skills offered by the programme have equipped others for positions as researchers in UK and European universities, museums and non-governmental agencies. The emphasis on written and verbal communication, and collation and presentation of research and analysis has provided transferable skills for the fields of accountancy, law and PR.