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European Political Economy MA

Course Description

The MA European Political Economy provides conceptual and research tools for the critical analysis of developments in the political economy and public policies of the European Union. The programme is characterised by a broad and historical approach to European & International Studies. Ideal for employment in the EU, business, public service, research and teaching.

Key benefits

- Interdisciplinary programme drawing on the expertise of highly ranked departments

- Taught by well-published and multi-national staff

- Vibrant research community, designated as a Jean Monnet Centre of Europe in the World

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/european-political-economy-ma.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

Taught by the Department of European & International Studies (EIS) and the Department of Political Economy (DPE), offering students what is distinctive to each of these departments and combining a broad political and historical approach to European & International Studies with a focus on conceptual and research tools for the critical analysis of public policy. The two Departments contributed in a major way to King’s College being ranked first for research power in the field of Politics & International Relations in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Additionally, the central London location of the Strand campus, where all teaching activities are held, facilitates seminars and talks led by high-profile academics and practitioners.

- Course purpose -

The MA European Political Economy offers students the opportunity to pursue in-depth study of the political economy of the European Union, drawing on a range of approaches including International Relations, Political Economy and Public Policy Analysis.

- Course format and assessment -

120 credits from taught modules; 60 credits from individual dissertation supervised by staff member.

Student Destinations:

Doctoral research at King's or other prestigious universities; employment in government, European Union institutions, international organisations, business, and the media.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the European Political Economy MA page on the King’s College London website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours (or international equivalent) in a subject relevant to the intended area of study. Such subjects could include (but not limited to): Politics, Philosophy, Economics, European studies, International Relations, History and other Social Sciences. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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