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European Union and International Relations MA

European Union and International Relations MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

International Relations European Union: Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is ideally suited to internationally oriented careers in the public or private sector. Develop wide-ranging skills of critical analysis and approaches to the study of European integration and international relations. Through this programme, graduates gain a high-level understanding of political and economic power in a globalised world. You will take part in interactive seminars, discussion and simulation exercises, as well as undertaking group project work. There are also opportunities for individual research and guided study. MA students are a fundamental part of the intellectual life of the Politics and International Relations study group. All students are allocated a personal tutor at the start of their studies; this member of academic staff can offer individual study advice and guidance and is there to help support your studies. Assessments on the MA programme take a wide variety of forms, ranging from essays and examinations through to policy reports, briefings and campaign portfolios.

This course equips students with the knowledge and analytical and transferable skills to pursue further postgraduate research or a successful career in the public and private sector. The careers pursued by our students vary greatly, but typical careers include: employment in international organisations (EU, WTO, UN etc.), research in policy-oriented domestic or international think tanks, careers in government administration, further postgraduate research at PhD level, journalism, international marketing or business.

Different course options

Full time | Aston Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Concepts and Strategies for Qualitative Social Science - Core
Concepts and Strategies for Social Data Analysis - Core
The EU as a Global Actor - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have 2:1 degree in Social Science, Language or a related subject. Other degrees might be suitable depending on personal statement and motivation.