MSc European and Global Governance

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Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Open to international students Yes
Start date September 2017

Programme overview

Europe is confronted by a growing number of challenges on the world stage, ranging from the rise of emerging economies to new security challenges. Drawing on theories of international relations, comparative politics and European integration, this programme allows students to engage with the study of European and global governance from a variety of perspectives – the domestic, the regional/supranational, and the global.

It aims to be empirically relevant by teaching students how to apply theoretical concepts to some of the biggest political challenges facing Europe today. It will also prepare students for a wide range of careers in European and international affairs. 

The school of Sociology, Politics and International Studies is holding a visit day on Friday 30 June 2017 between 2-5 pm. To sign up, please email: spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk

Fees for 2017/18

Full-time fees

UK/EU
£7,400
Overseas
£15,700

Part-time fees

UK/EU
£3,700

Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2017/18

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

The MSc programme comprises six 12-week taught units and six assessed essays, followed by a dissertation.

Core units

  • Security Governance
  • The European Union: Theories, Institutions and Policies
  • Europeanisation

Optional units

You will choose three optional units from a list supplied by the School of Sociology, Policy and International Studies (SPAIS). Below is an example of topics that may be offered. Options vary from year to year but may include:

  • Conflict, Security and Development
  • Gender and Development
  • Managing and Evaluating Development
  • Environmental Politics
  • Masculinities and IR
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Military and militarisation
  • Discourse Analysis
  • International Human Rights
  • Politics of Genocide
  • East Asia, Europe and Global Integration
  • China's International Relations
  • European Security
  • Religion and Politics in the West
  • The Politics of Insecurity

A list of current units is available on the SPAIS website.

Third term

Independent study for dissertation.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent). Degrees from all disciplines are considered. 

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Application method Online application form
English language requirements Profile E
Further information about English language requirements
Admissions statement Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Careers

Bristol graduates are in high demand and have an excellent record of employment following graduation. Students of our MSc programmes go on to pursue varied and interesting careers. Many sectors such as the civil service, NGOs and charity work require an MSc and some volunteer/internship experience.

Graduates from our programmes have gone on to work for Refugee UK, Shelter, Barnardos, Oxfam, Amnesty International, government departments and the European Commission, among others.

Further details can be found on our careers and alumni website.

How to apply
Application deadline:

31 July 2017. Early application recommended; places may fill before our deadline.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

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Joyce

REF 2014 results

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  • 44% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 33% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
  • 7% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)

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Get in touch

Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 7577 Email: spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
University of Bristol
11 Priory Road
Bristol BS8 1TU http://www.bristol.ac.uk/spais/study/postgraduate-taught/

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