This course is delivered jointly with our department and the School of Government (SoG) at Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS). Based in Rome, Italy, the SoG at LUISS is Italy’s top graduate school, training high-level public and private officials to handle political and government decision-making processes.
You’ll spend your first year studying in Rome, and your second year studying in Sheffield. The course is taught in English. You’ll study European relations within the context of international society and global public affairs. By the end of the course, you’ll have developed the skills and knowledge to contribute actively to global developments as a practitioner or researcher.
Graduates work for government and other public sector organisations, private sector companies, consultancies and think-tanks. They are directors, private secretaries, managers, political advisers, barristers, parliamentary clerks, senior civil servants and administrators.
Three out of the following modules (Semester 1): European Politics in the Twentieth Century; European Macroeconomics; European Institutions; European Policies and Policy Making.
Three from a range including the following (Semester 2): European Migration Politics;
European Foreign and Security Policy;
EU and State Building in the Balkan;
Transatlantic Relations; Mediterranean Politics; History of European Integration since the 1980s.
Two from a range including the following (Semester 3): The Politics of International Law; Europeanisation; Contemporary Global Security; Global Justice; Global Governance; Research Methods.
Teaching and assessment
All modules except the dissertation are taught in seminars. You’ll be assessed continuously through essays.
To complete the MA you must earn a total of 180 credits. All core and optional modules count for 30 credits each. Your dissertation, produced over the summer after the taught element, counts for 60 credits.
For the module assessments and the dissertation, you’ll need a mark of 50 per cent or above. If you don’t complete the dissertation, achieving 120 credits in taught modules will get you a Graduate Diploma.
You’ll need to apply for this course directly through LUISS. See our department website for further details: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/politics
You’ll need at least a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a social science, humanities or language discipline. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, 6.5 in Writing, 5.5 in Listening and 5.5 in Speaking, or equivalent.