Europe and the World, M.A. | Aston University | Birmingham, United Kingdom
24 months
11375 GBP/year
5925 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Europe and the World Double course at Aston University is an innovative, two year masters programme taught in Birmingham and in Lille, France. 


You will develop skills in critical analysis of contemporary European integration in both English and French language and further your practical skills in European issues through undertaking an EU-focused internship during your second year.

You will spend the first year at Aston University in Birmingham in the UK, and the second year at Sciences Po Lille, France, benefitting from a multicultural teaching environment and the combined expertise and experience of teaching staff at two prestigious institutions.

As a student on the Europe and the World Double course at Aston University, you will be able to tailor make the course to suit your interests and future career goals. The core modules focus on providing you with a broad understanding of the important developments within the European polity. You’ll analyse the evolution of the EU, the role of European institutions, recent trends in European politics, economics and society, and the impact of European integration at both national and supranational levels.

Career prospects

All our MA programmes equip 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rethinking European Integration 
  • The EU as a Global Actor
  • Concepts and Strategies for Qualitative Social Science
  • International Relations Theory
  • Leaders and Leadership in a European and Global Context
  • IR and East-Asia
  • Religion and Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 degree in Social Science, Language or a related subject. Other degrees might be suitable depending on personal statement and motivation. Working knowledge of French language (CEFR B2).
  • The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11375 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22750 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    5925 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11850 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

This tuition fee is for the first year of the course at Aston University and does not include the tuition fee requirement for the partner institution.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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