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This programme will give you the ability to understand and evaluate key conceptual debates in politics and the role of cross-national and comparative perspectives. You will also be encouraged to engage with key contemporary debates in the study of European politics, concerning the relationship between the European and national levels, institutional studies, politics and policies, and the ongoing search for a stable equilibrium in all these areas. You will deepen your knowledge of theoretical aspects of European politics including different theories of integration. You will also be encouraged to develop your knowledge and understanding in at least two more specialised areas. Two of the four optional modules must be selected from those in the area of European politics the two further modules can be chosen from a range of European andor international modules. The programme will also provide you with the skills necessary to design and complete a dissertation on a specialist topic, including formulating research questions, selecting appropriate methods of data collection and analysis, conducting a literature review and presenting research according to scholarly conventions. Compulsory modules ? The State and European Integration ? Theories of European Integration ? Introduction to Research ? Research in Practice Optional modules include: ? Nationalism, Migration and Identity ? Key Issues in International Politics Today ? International Security and Defence ? Religious Ideologies and International Conflict ? The European Social Dimension ? Foreign Policy Analysis ? Global Governance ? Theories of International Relations

This programme will give you the ability to understand and evaluate key conceptual debates in politics and the role of cross-national and comparative perspectives. You will also be encouraged to engage with key contemporary debates in the study of European politics, concerning the relationship between the European and national levels, institutional studies, politics and policies, and the ongoing...

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