Our European Union Studies MA provides an in-depth grounding in the politics and policy of the EU. The course covers the intricate politics, institutions, law and policies of the European Union. The international and global political context in which the EU operates is also addressed.
As a student on this course you will develop knowledge of three central themes: European integration, public policy in the EU and the EU as an international actor. You gain skills in:
- social science methods and methodologies, international and regional studies politics
- analysis, evaluation and interpretation of principal source materials
- planning, conducting and communicating original research
The course is highly valued by employers who require staff with a clear and comprehensive understanding of the European Union and its institutions and procedures.
Key staff include:
This MA is a good preparation for graduates who wish to develop a career with a European dimension.
You are taught by renowned researchers in small group seminars, creating a positive and intimate learning environment.
You will enjoy the benefit of most teaching taking place in the Politics building with the Peter Robinson Library next door. This space includes a dedicated postgraduate computer room and a postgraduate common room.
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Modules for 2017 entry
You will take a further 80 credits from the following:
- POL8005 Theories and Theorists of International Political Economy
- POL8006 Theories of International Relations
- POL8018 The State in the International Political Economy
- POL8020 American Foreign Policy
- POL8029 The Politics of Global Change
- POL8036 The European Union as an International Actor
- POL8038 Doing Political Research
- POL8039 Global Justice and Human Rights
- POL8040 War, Terrorism and Peace: Ethical Perspectives
- POL8043 Globalisation, Poverty and Development
- POL8044 Critical Geopolitics
- POL8048 World Politics and Popular Culture
- POL8051 Ethics in IR
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per year.
Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600
Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600
Full time: £16,200
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in politics/international studies or a related discipline.
We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience.
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English Language Requirements
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
Our Business and Humanities Graduate Diplomas will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. Depending on your level of English, you can choose from:
How to Apply
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step-by-step guide can help you on your way.
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.