This multi-disciplinary Contemporary Europe programme from University of Liverpool , which is attached to the Europe and the World Centre and located in the Department of Politics, explores how Europe has been shaped, since the late C19, through interactions with the wider world, and vice versa. The MA aims to equip you with a wide range of skills, combining significant elements of political science, political economy and theory with broader cultural and sociological themes; thus, enabling you to develop skills for deeper understanding and study into the complexity and diversity of European culture and politics.
The department puts a strong emphasis on high quality teaching. Classroom seminars and lectures are designed interactively and centre around student engagement. The overall satisfaction of University of Liverpool students rates 85% (NSS 2019). Likewise teaching staff are passionate about making complicated matters of contemporary Europe accessible to students.
Student career development is a major interest for the department and we actively encourage you to integrate career planning into your academic studies. This is promoted through individual modules which have strong policy and career relevant aspects, a close relationship with the University’s excellent Careers Service and visits to relevant UK and EU actors in Liverpool, London and Brussels.
Over the course of your studies you will acquire unique analytical, problem-solving, written and verbal presentation, and methodological skills. This broad skill-set increases your employment opportunities as it allows you to market themselves in several areas. For example, a politics degree opens career prospects in these areas:
- Parliament, e.g. assistant to member of parliament,
- Government institutions (state or local level), e.g. civil servant or as a diplomat,
- International Organisations (e.g. UN, NATO, EU),
- Non-governmental organisations (e.g. Human Rights Watch),
- Newspaper journalism and other media,
- Corporate sector, e.g. lobbying or consultancy positions, in public relations, or to provide strategic analysis within the companies,
- Academia or political consultancy (Think Tank).
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Students on the Contemporary Europe MA will take 30 credits of mandatory and 30 credits of optional modules in Semester 1, and 15 credits of mandatory and 45 credits of optional modules in Semester 2.
The required dissertation (POLI504) is taken over the summer period.
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
There are no strict application deadlines but applicants are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if they require visas or have special requirements.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies European Studies Political Science View 489 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
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Candidates will normally have a BA (Hons) wholly or predominantly in Politics, International Relations, or European studies or related fields such as History and Sociology. In exceptional circumstances we will consider candidates from other subject areas if they can demonstrate understanding and possess relevant background knowledge and experience.
All cases will be judged individually on the basis of information provided by the applicant (application form, personal statement, transcripts) plus academic references. Graduates of UK universities will normally have achieved an upper Second Class or a First Class result. Graduates of non-UK universities will have achieved comparable results.
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International20350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20350 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9900 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Liverpool
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.