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The European Union is a rapidly growing influence on public policy in the UK, across the EU's Member States and in global politics. This MSc is designed to equip students with the empirical knowledge, transferable skills and research experience necessary to analyse and evaluate the complex challenges facing European policy-makers. What and how will I learn? The programme provides an in-depth understanding of the EU's institutions, (including the Commission, the Council of Ministers, the Parliament and the Court of Justice), political processes and policies. It covers executive, legislative and judicial politics in Europe introduces public policy-formulation and decision-making and discusses key questions of contemporary European governance. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of three core courses (75 credits), three optional courses (45 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits). Core Modules The European Union: Institutions and Politics Public Policy Economics and Analysis Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods Dissertationreport All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 10,000 words. Options AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: Policy-making and Regulation in Europe Europeanisation, Globalisation and the Nation State REMAINING OPTIONS FROM A LIST INCLUDING: External Relations of the EU Democratic Political Institutions Foreign Policy Analysis Globalisation and Global Governance International Organisation International Peace and Security International Political Economy Parliaments, Political Parties & Policy Making Theories and Actors of the Policy Process Theories of International Relations Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.uksppteachingmastersmsc-european-public-policy The programme is delivered through weekly lectures and seminars, by scholars who have specialised knowledge in the institutions, politics and policies of the EU and its Member States, and who have carried out theoretical and empirical research in the field. Assessment is through unseen examinations, essays, assignments and the dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? UCL's Department of Political Science is recognised as a centre of excellence in the field. Britain's only department focused on graduate teaching and research, it offers a uniquely stimulating environment for the study of European Public Policy. As a leading international centre for the study of European politics, UCL offers a stimulating learning environment for anyone interested in the European Union. The School hosts the offices of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES), who publishes the Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS), organises conferences and coordinates a network of researchers (including graduate students) working on European issues. Your future career Most students choose the MSc as the foundation for a career in European affairs???in the EU's institutions in central, regional or local government in NGOs, business, lobby groups and public affairs consultancies. First destinations of recent graduates include: Liberal Democrat Party: Political Researcher European Commission: Trainee City Council of Barcelona: Director for Fiscal Policy Labour Party: Local MP DRG Consultant: Researcher Tax Payers Alliance: Policy Analyst Researcher Ministry of Justice: Policy Advisor DeHavilland: European Analyst Hays Legal: Components Officer Think Tank: Research Intern House of Commons: Inquiry Officer Entry Requirements 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. How to apply The application deadline for this programme is 30 June for the year of entry however students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship
The European Union is a rapidly growing influence on public policy in the UK, across the EU's Member States and in global politics. This MSc is designed to equip students with the empirical knowledge, transferable skills and research experience necessary to analyse and evaluate the complex challenges facing European policy-makers. What and how will I learn? The programme provides an in-depth understanding of the EU's institutions, (including the Commission, the Council of Ministers, the Pa...