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European Studies, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #227 (QS) Christchurch, New Zealand
The NCRE supervises Masters degrees in European Studies at University of Canterbury by thesis covering a wide range of topics broadly within the social sciences, but which all focus on specific aspects of Europe and the European Union.
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Overview

Students at European Studies programme at University of Canterbury normally commence their thesis in February and are expected to complete within 12-15 months. However, students can enrol at any time of the year and can take up to 24 months to complete if required.

Learning outcomes

Students enrolling in this programme will take three compulsory courses and complete a dissertation. The rest of the programme will be individually tailored combining an additional three electives taught by staff from European Union Studies and related disciplines.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, New Zealand, University of Canterbury (UC) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Canterbury (UC) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Study topics include (but are not limited to): 

  • The EU in Europe and the World
  • European Development Policy
  • Navigating Research: Research Training and Methods
  • The EU and Europeanisation of Europe
  • European Foreign and Security Policy
  • European Studies Internship Course
  • Rights and Realities; EU in the Asia Pacific

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    It is recommended to apply as early as possible in advance of your intended start date, to allow for visa and other arrangements. 

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

  • Admission to a master’s degree is based on the evaluation of evidence of your ability to undertake postgraduate study in a specialist field of enquiry or professional practice. The primary basis for selection is on academic merit, however consideration may also be given to other factors.
  • Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.
  • If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.
  • You are also required to meet UC’s English language requirements to gain entry.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19721 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19721 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4840 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • National Students - 7,535 NZD
  • International Students - 30,700 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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