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  • Objectives
    1. To provide an advanced training in the analysis of the process and prospects for European integration. 2. To give students a thorough understanding of the political aspects of the process of economic integration. 3. To develop an appreciation of the economic, social and legal forces underlying the process of integration. 4. To enable students to achieve a sound understanding of the institutional structures of the European Union and the political, economic and legal relationships between the Union and member states 5. To provide students with the ability to write and present a succinct account of positions and arguments, their pre-suppositions and implications, to see interesting connections and possibilities and present them clearly. 6. To provide students with an appreciation of representative approaches to research theory and methods. 7. To provide students with an opportunity, through researching and writing a dissertation, to explore in greater depth and more detail a subject in their chosen field and to develop their ability to conduct independent research.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Qualifications BA degree of Upper Second class standard or above. For students whose native language is not English, the usual minimum language entry requirement is either an IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL iBT 88; Cambridge Proficiency of English C or above.
  • Academic Title
    MA European Integration
  • Course description

    Course Description
    The MA in European Integration provides advanced training in the political, economic, sociological and legal aspects of the process of European integration and the interrelationship between them. It is designed for good graduates in politics, economics, law, sociology, European studies or related disciplines.

    Modules and Options

    The lists of modules below represent the range of options available for each year of study. This may not be a complete list of the options you will study, and may be subject to change, so please contact the department for further details.

    Stage 1

        Core: DISSERTATION - MA SCHEMES
        Core: EUROPEAN INTEGRATION
        Core: POLITICAL EXPLANATION
        DEMOCRACY BEYOND THE NATION STATE? THE CASE OF EUROPE
        DEMOCRACY, CITIZENSHIP AND CONSTITUTIONS
        ECONOMIC CHANGE IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
        ECONOMICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
        ECONOMICS OF TRANSITION
        EUROPEAN COMMUNITY EXTERNAL RELATIONS
        EUROPEAN COMPETITION LAW
        EUROPEAN CONVENTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS I
        EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
        EUROPEAN POLITICS
        HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT
        INTERNATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES
        THE CONTEMPORARY NATION STATE
        THE ECONOMICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
        THE ENLARGEMENT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
        THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
        TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT

    Teaching and Assessment Methods
      
    A: Knowledge and Understanding
        Learning Outcomes
        A1 : Students will acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of the development of political integration in Europe.
        A2 : Students will acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of the nation state and European identity both past and present.
        A3 : Students will acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of interaction between member states and the EU.
        A4 : Students will acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of European Union decision making.
        A5 : Students will acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of the role of the pan-European dimension of European integration and the roles o regional organisations in it.
        A6 : Students will aquire advanced knowledge and understanding of some key areas of research in the field of study and of developments in current research.

        Teaching Methods
        A1-6 are acquired through core module seminars and European options seminars, lectures and classes.

        Students are expected to develop the knowledge and understanding acquired in lectures and seminars through independent research for related coursework.

        Progress towards learning outcomes is further developed through written and oral feedback on coursework. A6 is further developed through students' work with a supervisor for the dissertation.

        Assessment Methods
        Assessment is through coursework essays, term papers and examinations and a dissertation of 7,500 -10,000 words approx.

    B: Intellectual/Cognitive Skills
        Learning Outcomes
        B1 : Students will be able to reason critically and present an argument effectively.
        B2 : Students will be able to appreciate representative approaches to theoretical or empirical research.
        B3 : Students will be able to understand the language associated with research techniques.
        B4 : Students will be able to form research questions and undertake coherent and appropriate research design.
        B5 : Students will be able to understand key stages of the research process.
        B6 : Students will be able to plan and execute a piece of original independent research .

        Teaching Methods
        Intellectual/cognitive skills and practical skills are developed in core modules and European option seminars, lectures and classes. Development of these skills is through the research methods and training options which form one of the five components of the programme of study. All MA students must take at least one research methods module. Research skills are further developed and applied under the guidance of the dissertation supervisor.

        Assessment Methods
        Assessment of B1 - B5 takes place through coursework essays and assignments, exams and term papers. All intellectual and cognitive skills and B6 are assessed in the dissertation.

    C: Practical Skills
        Learning Outcomes
        C1 : Students will be able to conduct a literature search and review.
        C2 : Students will be able to write up research findings.
        C3 : Students will be able to interpret statistical material.
        C4 : Students will be able to use research skills for learning more advanced topics.

        Teaching Methods
        Practical skills are developed in research methods training options and through preparation for the dissertation under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

        Assessment Methods
        Assessment of C1 - C4 takes place through coursework essays and assignments, exams and term papers. All practical skills are assessed in the dissertation.

    D: Key Skills
        Learning Outcomes
        D1 : Students will be able to communicate information, arguments and ideas effectively in writing.
        D2 : Students will be able to use appropriate IT for research and presentation purposes.
        D3 : Students will be able to solve problems using a range of knowledge and skills.
        D4 : Students will be able to work independently, manage their own workload and make constructive use of feedback to reflect on their learning and performance.

        Teaching Methods
        Communication skills are developed through seminar and class discussion in the core modules and European options. Specific relevant IT skills are taught in research training options. D3 and D4 skills are acquired through preparation for coursework assignments, essays and term papers. D1 - D5 skills are all developed through the process of researching and writing the dissertation.

        Assessment Methods
        D1 and D4 are assessed through the presentation of coursework and examinations. D2 and D3 are assessed in research training assignments and all key skills are assessed through the dissertation.

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