Tuition Fees (2015/16)
- £8,755 (FT) £4,375 (PT)
- £17,250 (FT) £8,755 (PT)
European Studies: Modern European Studies 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 thinking across boundaries, gaining an expansive overview of the continent.
What will I learn?
The Modern European Studies pathway focuses on the emergence of modern Europe, the political implications of integration, and its transition from competing nation states and forms of governance to an expanding political and economic union. Students take complementary optional courses, which may be national, regional, or European in scope.
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 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.
Student / staff ratios › 54 staff › 195 taught students › 58 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 two compulsory modules (30 credits each), the dissertation (60 credits) and 60 credits-worth of other modules.
You will take the two compulsory modules (30 credits each), the dissertation (90 credits) and 30 credits-worth of other modules.
- EUROG015 - Questions of European Integration (30 credits)
- EUROG002 - The Making of Modern Europe (30 credits)
- EUROG099 - Dissertation (60 credits)or
- EUROG014 - Dissertation Research Pathways (90 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.
- EUROG003 - Theoretical Issues in History and Literature (30 credits)
- ELCSGG01 – Language, Culture & History (30 credits)
- SEESGS56 – Governance and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe (15 credits)
- SEESGS61 – Politics of South-Eastern Europe (15 credits)
- SEESGS60 – Empires, Nationalism and Communism: States and Societies of South-Eastern Europe (15 credits)
- SEESGE18 – All Quiet on the Eastern Front: Culture, Politics and Everyday Life in Central and Eastern Europe from Stalin to Present (30 credits)
- SEESGS53 - Baltic Politics and Society (15 credits)
- SEESGS33 - Ethnopolitical Conflict in Central and Eastern Europe (15 credits)
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.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Good
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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How to apply
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.
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.
- All applicants
- 31 July 2015
What are we looking for?When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Modern European Studies at graduate level
- why you want to study Modern European Studies 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
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.
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 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.
Top career destinations for this programme
- Intern, Children's Foundation (2011)
- Communication Officer , EFN (2011)
- Trainee Lawyer , Mayer, Brown, Rowe and Maw (2011)
- Internship, European Parliament (2010)
- Researcher, Centre for Social Justice (2010)
Postgraduates from 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, collation and presentation of research and analysis have provided transferable skills for the fields of accountancy, law and PR.