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European Society (Research): European Studies (MA)

University College London

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This challenging degree 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 you to think across boundaries, gaining an expansive overview of the continent. What and how will I learn? The European Society pathway aims to provide a solid theoretical grounding and encourage students to look at different types of historical and social-scientific inquiry. It offers the opportunity to experiment with new ways of integrating the interpretation of literary texts, art and film in their study of history and society. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of three core courses (60 credits), one optional inter-faculty course (20 credits) and a research dissertation (100 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months or part-time two years) is offered. Core Modules Theoretical Issues in History and Literature Social Theory The Making of Modern Europe Dissertationreport All MA students undertake a substantial independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 25,000 words. Options Politics and History Course - UCL Arts and Humanities Faculty Politics and History Course - UCL Social and Historical Sciences Faculty Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukprospective-studentsgraduate-studyfees-costs Key aspects of European theory and culture are taught through participation in lectures and seminars. Through feedback sessions on presentations and essays, students are encouraged to reflect on, and improve, their own work. Assessment is through a combination of coursework essays, unseen written examinations, and the dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The Centre for European Studies (CES) 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 Francais, 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. Your future career 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 European Studies 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. 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 Due to competition for places applicants are advised to apply as early as they are able. Candidates applying for AHRC funding should submit their degree programme application by 1 February. Those applying for UCL scholarships should take note of relevant 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. Funding The CES has one award through the Block Grant scheme. If you would like to be considered, you must tick the relevant box on the UCL programme application form, and submit it to the UCL Admissions Office by 1 February. RAE Rating Centre for European Studie

This challenging degree 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 you to think across boundaries, gaining an expansive overview of the continent....

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