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  • Objectives
    Drawing on the expertise of Nottingham’s internationally renowned scholars in European and Global politics, this course focuses on contemporary issues and debates in the area of European politics. The course will allow you to specialise in topics of your choosing, such as European foreign policy, international political economy, and democratisation in Europe. There is also scope to study other global politics topics offered by the School such as non-governmental organisations, war, peace and terror, globalisation, diplomacy, and security studies. You will gain knowledge of multiple topics within global politics, with European politics as your key focus of study. Areas of special interest include: -Terrorism and the EU -Globalisation and the European Social Model -European Common and Foreign Security Policy -European Security and Transatlantic Relations -Politics and Corruption in Europe -Democracy and Democratisation in Europe -European Public Opinion -European Elections -Decision-making in the European Union -Politics in Central and Eastern Europe -Politics in Southern Europe -Federalism and European Politics -European Political Parties -Democracy and Legitimacy in the EU -Politics of Trauma in European Wars -Political Economy of Europe -Intelligence and War on the European Continent -NGOs and European Politics
  • Academic Title
    MA European and Global Politics
  • Course description
    Key facts

    -This course is taught and supported by the work of internationally renowned scholars in the area of European and Global Politics.
    -In addition, an ‘IR Practitioner’ seminar series is held on a regular basis throughout the autumn and spring Semesters, where people from the world of politics and international relations outside of academia, take time out to visit Nottingham.
    -The School of Politics was rated 24/24 for its teaching by the Quality Assurance Agency and ranked in the top ten of UK departments a most recent Guardian Education guide.

    Course Content

    The MA in European and Global Politics focuses on helping you to develop a broad understanding of European and Global Politics, as well as providing you with the opportunity to acquire the requisite skills necessary for further academic research.

    You may elect to improve your language skills, or develop new ones, by taking courses in the University language centre.

    This course requires you to take core modules in:

    The Making of Political Science

    Controversies in European Politics

    In addition, you must take a minimum of 20 credits from the following options:

    Quantitative Political Analysis

    Philosophy of Social Research

    Designing Political Enquiry

    You will accumulate the remaining number of modular credits from a wide range of options offered by the School of Politics and International Relations and from modules offered by other schools and departments.

    Your studies will culminate in the research and writing of a 15,000-word dissertation. You will register your dissertation on a subject of your choice and will be allocated with a Research Supervisor to oversee your progress.

    Course Structure

    The MA in European and Global Politics can be studied on a full-time basis over 1 year or part-time over 2 years.

    -Teaching is spread across two semesters: Autumn, which begins in September and ends in January, and Spring, which begins in January and ends in June. The summer months between June and September are spent writing a dissertation.
    -The MA consists of 180 credits - 120 credits from modular taught study and 60 credits from the completion of a dissertation of around 15,000 words in length.
    -Assessment is typically by a mixture of coursework and examination, both of which will usually be assessed in the Semester in which the module is taught.
    -Modules are offered usually as 20 or 15 credit versions

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