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At Aston, the programme aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in contemporary European politics, including its international relations. It comprises both taught modules and a research dissertation, and students are required to complete 180 credits to qualify for the Aston MA. The programme consists of the following modules: The European Union. A Web of Institutions focuses on the development of the European Union, analysing the role of institutions, recent trends in European politics, economics and society, and the impact of European integration at both national and supranational levels (20 credits). The EU as a Global Actor considers the roles and powers exercised by the EU as a political and economic actor in the contemporary world, with attention paid to key policy issues (20 credits). Up to five optional modules (100 credits), from a range of choices typically including Political Leadership in Europe Themes in European Immigration and Citizenship Europe?s Regions and their Governance Europe-Asia Relations Religion, Politics and Law in the European Union Global Constitutionalism in the EU Research methods Language module (choice of French, English, German, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese) Minor Dissertation based on supervised study and research on a chosen, linked to the European dynamics, topic (10,000 words length) (40 credits). At Lille At Lille, the programme aims to continue and deepen what students have studied during their year in Aston as well as allowing them to specialise in specific European areas. Students also take a work placement opportunity as part of the course. Students are required to complete 180 credits to gain the Double Masters award. Semester 1 - students choose from a range of European Studies modules - two core modules (40 credits), one of which is taught in French, and three optional modules, including a language (60 credits). Semester 2 - students take an EU-focused work placement. Guidance is provided by The Institut d'Etudes Politiques Lille is choosing a suitable placement. Placements have previously taken place at European institutions and interest groups in nearby Brussels. Students write a report and make a presentation to staff and students to analyse their placement experience (80 credits).

At Aston, the programme aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in contemporary European politics, including its international relations. It comprises both taught modules and a research dissertation, and students are required to complete 180 credits to qualify for the Aston MA. The programme consists of the following modules: The European Union. A Web of Institutions focuses on the...

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