Do different models of Europe – supranational, intergovernmental, transnational, or multileveled –require different forms of democratic governance? Who are the main political and economic actors in the region and how do they connect to the larger international system? To what extent can they shape the future of Europe?
Our MSc Multilevel Governance in Europe gives you the opportunity to use social scientific methods to deepen your understanding of the study of European politics. It is designed for good graduates in politics, economics, law, sociology, European studies or related disciplines.
You study European politics and European integration, as well as theory and explanation in political science, and choose optional modules on topics including: -Political parties in Britain and Europe -Global environmental issues -International relations -International security -Conflict resolution
Our Department of Government is one of the most prestigious in Europe, with an outstanding record of teaching, research and publication. We are rated top in the UK for research (REF 2014), and have consistently been the highest-rated politics department in the country since national assessments began.
Our expert staff
Some of the biggest names in the field work at Essex, giving you unparalleled access to some of the best minds in politics. Our staff are advising the CIA on counter-terrorism, training politicians and civil servants in democratising countries, and commentating on political events in national and international media.
Our academic staff work on topics ranging from international conflict and violence to British elections, and from the obligations of the younger generation to why authoritarian leaders welcome natural disasters.
You join an active and prolific research team, with the opportunity to work alongside a member of staff on their research instead of completing a dissertation; some of these projects have even resulted in joint staff/student publications.
-Laboratories of networked computers featuring extensive software for political analysis -The ESSEXLab provides opportunities for experimental lab research -Student societies for politics, debating, and Model UN -We organise the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis -A programme of seminars and events run by the department
All Essex politics graduates have the distinction of a qualification from one of the world’s leading politics departments.
Our MSc Multilevel Governance in Europe can lead to a career in British and European politics and the private sector. Our course will help you develop key employability skills including analytical reasoning, research, communication, and essay-writing.
Recent graduates have gone on to work for the following high-profile organisations: -The Civil Service -Local government -The World Bank -The United Nations -NATO -YouGov and YouGov America
We also offer supervision for PhD and MPhil in the following fields: government; ideology and discourse analysis; international relations; political behaviour; and politics.
Our academic reputation is illustrated by the fact that many of our graduates now teach or research at universities, colleges of higher education and schools. For example, recent graduates are now research fellows and academic staff at: Mannheim, Germany; ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Duke University, USA; NATO/SHAPE, Belgium; and University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
We also work with the university’s Employability and Careers Centre to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.
-MA Dissertation -Comparative European Politics -Theory and Explanation in Political Science -Advanced Research Methods -International Security Studies (optional) -Political Parties in Britain and Europe (optional) -Contemporary Theories of Justice (optional) -Environmental Politics (optional) -Political Explanation (optional) -Theories of International Relations (optional) -Conflict Resolution (optional) -Political Economy (optional) -Political Theory (optional) -Research Seminar in Political Theory and Methods (optional) -Research Design (optional) -Public Opinion and Political Behaviour (optional) -Ideology and Political Discourse (optional) -Survey Measurement and Question Design