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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

European Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Our European Studies MA course will give you a detailed understanding of contemporary European politics, history, economy and society. It draws on the expertise of five highly ranked departments. You may also take either a French or German pathway, which offer you the opportunity to complete a master’s degree within a year while studying modules abroad.


Through this course, we offer you an in-depth analysis of major scholarly debates in history, politics, political thought, political economy and international relations of Europe, both within and beyond the European Union. You will study a range of approaches to the topic on one of the two required modules and then choose from a wide range of specialist modules covering specific regions or issues relating to contemporary Europe, such as EU foreign policy, immigration, economic governance, law, political economy, lobbying and policy making, nationalism and the EU, Russia, the EU and Asia.

If you choose the General Pathway, you will spend your whole time with us. If you choose either the French or German Pathway, you will spend your second semester at either the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris or the Humboldt Universität in Berlin. Both institutions provide a wide range of modules allowing you to further deepen your knowledge of both European and host country institutions, politics and policies.

The course is ideally suited for anyone with a degree in European Studies, Politics, International Relations or International Political Economy. We also welcome recent graduates from other disciplines in the Humanities, the Social Sciences and Law, as well as those from a professional background.

Career prospects

Students undertaking this course will be ideally placed to work in European institutions, but also in government and international organisations, particularly in departments working on European affairs. In the private sector, our graduates have a strong track record finding employment in business (including but not limited to the City), consultancy and the media. Some of our graduates carry on with their studies undertaking doctoral research at King's or other prestigious universities.

Different course options

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

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



You can choose European Union: History, Institutions and Politics or European Identities in the EU.
Dissertation (60 Credits)

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

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in a relevant subject such as (but not limited to): European studies, politics, international relations, history, social sciences, law and modern languages. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.