United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

Our European Studies MA course will give you a detailed understanding of contemporary European politics, history, economy and society. It draws on the expertise of five highly ranked departments. You may also take either a French or German pathway, which offer you the opportunity to complete a master's degree within a year while studying modules abroad.

Key benefits:

  • Thanks to our interdisciplinary approach, this MA will enable you to study contemporary Europe from a variety of perspectives.
  • European & International Studies staff contributed in a major way to King's College being ranked first for research power in the field of Politics & International Relations in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
  • A vibrant research community, with internationally reowned academics who regularly publish in major journals in the fields of European politics and political economy, European foreign policy and European society.
  • If you are on the French or German pathways, this MA offers you the chance to spend your second semester in two of the most prestigious institutions in continental Europe, respectively the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris and the Humboldt-Universit

Who should take this course

The course is ideally suited for anyone with a degree in European Studies, Politics, International Relations or International Political Economy. We also welcome recent graduates from other disciplines in the Humanities, the Social Sciences and Law, as well as those from a professional background.



Course content

Courses are divided into modules, and students on this course take modules totalling 180 credits. If you are studying the part-time course you are required to take 60 credits in Year 1 and 120 credits in Year 2.

You will select from three pathways:

  • General Pathway - you will study throughout the year at King's.
  • French Pathway - you will spend the second semester at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris.
  • German Pathway - you will spend the second semester at the Humboldt-Universit

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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