This degree enable you to study European affairs within the context of the discipline of international relations. Thus you will be introduced to the basic aspects of political analysis through the study of the role of legislatures and executives, constitutions, political parties and voting behaviour while you engage in the comparative analysis of different European political experiences such as those of Russia and Central and Eastern Europe. You will be able to understand how the European Union operates and how it relates to the rest of the world.
Alongside the European 'backbone' of compulsory modules, you have the opportunity to study languages, as well as 'customise' your degree course by steering towards subjects which are of relevance to you and your chosen career, with modules on, for example, European politics, economics, history, media, security and European convention on human rights.
We offer options on the politics of America, Russia, and other European countries; on international relations and the EU; on democracy, utopias, and the history of political thought; on mass-media, identity, and popular culture.
UK/EU Students: £9,000. International Students: £12,300Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
You will take the following compulsory modules: Social and Political Theory; Introduction to Contemporary Politics; A Globalising World; and Introduction to International Relations. You will also select a further two modules from a choice that in previous years has included: various languages; Introduction to Modern History; Introduction to Philosophy; Big Brother? The Politics and Sociology of Media and Culture; Economics and Society; Media Culture, Media Power.
You will take three compulsory modules: Introduction to the European Union; Britain and Europe; and International Relations Theory. You can select a further two modules from a range that in previous years has included: International Organisations; Democratic Theory; International Security and Conflict Resolution; EUs Future as International Actor; and European Media and the EU.
In addition, you may choose one approved free choice module from other Schools across the University.
You will choose your modules from a range of options which in previous years has included: Western Political Thought; Power over the Pacific; Class of Fundamentalisms; Intellectuals and Foreign Policy; Capitalism and Its Critics; Dissertation; and Modern Italy.
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We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:
If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.
The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.
We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.
We welcome applications for deferred entry, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.
The School's annual intake is in September of each year.
If you have alternative qualifications that have not been mentioned above, then please contact university directly for further information.
Students are required to have GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language at Grade C or above.
No work experience is required.