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European Governance (International Double Award)
The European Union profoundly shapes the way politics and democracy work in Europe and is an influential actor on the global stage. It is a fascinating political system, whose complex nature generates passions and controversies and is at the forefront of today’s political debates. Launched in 2004, this was the first Master’s in European Governance offered in the UK and has established itself as one of the leading programmes in the field worldwide. It is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the EU to those wishing to specialise on European affairs and prepare for a career in the EU policy-making sphere or as a specialist on Europe in the rest of the world. It adopts a multi-disciplinary approach drawing from a wide range of courses in Politics, International Relations, Law and Sociology, with particular focus on the constitutional design, processes of decision-making, public policy analysis and the role of the EU in the world. In addition to Kent’s vast pool of expertise on European Politics, International Relations and Law and the presence of the Centre for Federal Studies, an internationally renowned research centre on multi-level political systems, this version of the European Governance programme offers you the unique opportunity to spend a second year at a leading institution in mainland Europe and earn a second Master’s degree.
The European Governance programme is offered in four versions, ranging from eight months to two years in duration. This page details the structure of the MA (International Double Award) version; please see separate pages for the one year MA and the two year 120 ECTS versions.
The MA in European Governance (International Double Award) – which can be taken on a full time basis only – is a two year degree, with the first year spent at Kent and the second year at our partner institutions in Grenoble – where teaching is in French – or Krakow – where teaching is in English. Successful completion of the programme – worth 240 Kent [120 ECTS] credits – leads to the award of the MA in European Governance (International Double Award) from the University of Kent and either the Master Gouvernance européenne of the IEP of Grenoble or the Master in European Studies of the Jagiellonian University of Krakow.
Applicants that would like to study in Grenoble, will need to submit their application no later than 31 May 2012.
3 modules of 20 credits each
- PO824 International Relations Theory
- PO832 Conflict Resolution in World Politics
- PO866 Federalism and Federal Political Systems
- PO916 International Security in a Changing World
- PO937 Resistance in Theory
- PO942 Resistance and the Politics of Truth
- LW852 EU Environmental Law and Policy
- LW807 European Comparative Law
- SO817 Qualitative research
3 modules of 20 credits each
- PO817 Resistance and Alternatives to Capitalism and Democracy
- PO828 Theories of Conflict and Violence
- PO848 Negotiation and Mediation
- PO859 Human Rights in a World of States
- PO867 Comparative Federal Political Systems
- PO913 American Foreign Policy
- PO917 Terrorism and National Security
- PO920 International Political Economy: Conflict, Co-operation and Institutions
- PO926 Designing Democracy
- PO936 Resistance in Practice
- PO8100 Quantitative Methodology for Political Science
- PO946 International Environmental Politics
- LW836 European Contract Law
- LW841 International Trade Law and the Environment
- LW858 Foundations of EU Economic Law
Details of this programme are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change.