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European Policy and Management (MSc - MRes)

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  • Objectives
    This unique interdisciplinary programme bridges the gap between the study of economic management and public policy in a European context. It aims to equip you with advanced knowledge of the nature of the European Union as both a political and business environment, the interaction between the political and economic underpinnings of European integration, as well as the sources, content, evolution and management of EU public policy. It provides an understanding of the organisation, evolution and actual operation of the European business environment, the political economy of Europe and the responses of businesses to economic integration in Europe. In addition, the degree encompasses a detailed discussion of the operation of the EU from a policy process perspective (policy formulation and implementation). Thus, it combines the ‘economic management’ perspective with the ‘political management’ perspective. These degrees are suitable for people wanting to further their knowledge of, or planning a career in, European organisations, private sector management, the public sector (local, regional and central government and the diplomatic service) and the voluntary sector.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Good honours degree: applicants from all academic backgrounds are welcome but a background in politics, economics, history, international relations or law an advantage. Evidence of English language proficiency. Written work may be requested. Short written test may be required in exceptional cases.
  • Academic Title
    European Policy and Management (MSc / MRes)
  • Course description
    Core course: European Policy and Management (year-long course). Issues covered include: the politics of the European Union policy process; the economic logic of European integration; social and labour market regulation; industrial innovation and research policy; economic and monetary union; administrative and public sector reform in the EU.

    In addition to the core course, you will choose options from the School of Politics and Sociology and the School of Management. Modules are normally available in:

    -British, US and European government and politics
    -international relations, international security, and US foreign policy
    -politics of globalisation and international political economy
    -politics, policy and administration of the EU
    -political theory and political sociology
    -war, conflict, nationalism, politics and religion
    -policy analysis, policy-making processes and comparative public policy
    -public management and public sector reform
    -research methods
    -international marketing, business strategy
    -management and organisation.

    For MRes students, research methods training forms part of the programme's core elements.


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