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The European Union profoundly shapes the way politics and democracy work in Europe and is an influential actor on the global stage. It is a fascinating political system, whose complex nature generates passions and controversies and is at the forefront of today?s political debates. The European Governance programme is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the EU to those wishing to deepen their knowledge and to prepare for a career in European affairs. It adopts a multi-disciplinary approach drawing from a wide range of courses in Politics, International Relations, Law, Economics and Sociology, with particular focus on the constitutional design, processes of decision-making, public policy analysis and the role of the EU in the world. The programme draws on the vast pool of expertise on European politics in the Department and benefits from the presence of the Centre for Federal Studies, a leading research centre on multi-level political systems. Programme structure: Full-time students complete the MA in European Governance over twelve months. Study is divided between taught modules, which last for one term each, and dissertation work. For full-time students, a total of six modules must be taken over the first two terms. Supervised dissertation work, on a relevant agreed subject, is then undertaken during the remainder of the academic year. The MA can be taken on a part-time basis, typically over two years but flexible arrangements are also possible. When taking it over two years, part-time students choose three modules in each academic year, and write a supervised dissertation thereafter. The programme is also offered in a 120 ECTS format ? comprising nine taught modules plus a dissertation over 20 months ? and as a Postgraduate Diploma ? comprising six taught modules only ? worth 120 Kent credits [60 ECTS]. Both the 120 ECTS version and the Diploma can also be taken on a part-time basis. Modules: -First term - required *Decision-making in the European Union -First term - recommended *Constitutional Law of the European Union -First term - optional *International Relations Theory *Theories of Conflict and Violence *Comparative Political Institutions *Conflict Resolution in World Politics *Ethics in International Relations *Federalism and Federal Political Systems *EC Environmental Law and Policy *Free Movement of persons in the European Union *European Comparative Law -Second term - required *European Public Policy -Second term - recommend *Philosophy and Methodology of Politics and IR -Second term - optional *Histories of Conflict *Comparative Federalism Political Systems *Human Rights in a World of States *Negotiation and Mediation *American Foreign Policy: Ordering and International *Regional Conflict and Security Analysis *International Political Economy *Competition Law of the European Union *Law of the Single Market Third term and summer vacation - required for MA only *Dissertation

The European Union profoundly shapes the way politics and democracy work in Europe and is an influential actor on the global stage. It is a fascinating political system, whose complex nature generates passions and controversies and is at the forefront of today?s political debates. The European Governance programme is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the EU to those wishing to...

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