Core Modules (1 unit / Year)
1st year: Introduction to International Relations
This course will introduce European Studies students to the central concepts and theories which explain how states, institutions and citizens interact in the world today.
2nd year: European Integration
This course concentrates firstly on the development of the European integration since the late 1940s, examining the reasons behind the development of the European Union, NATO and the role of Europe from the Cold War era to the present day. This course also analyses the European Union's institutions (Commission, Parliament, Council, Court of Justice) and democratic procedures and public opinion.
Final year: Issues in Contemporary Europe
After consideration of the theoretical explanations of the development of regional integration in Europe, students will examine how key states within Europe interact and how well theories can explain this interaction. Students will then analyse the most pressing challenges and issues facing Europe today, such as: enlargement of the EU, EU-USA relations, the challenge of terrorism, global financial catastrophe, the crisis of the eurozone and the major areas of EU policy such as agriculture and the environment.
(written and spoken) 1 unit chosen from one of:
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Main Social Science
1 unit chosen from one of:
- International Relations
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Selected option - 1 unit chosen from:
An additional language (French, Spanish, German or Italian)
An additional social science (Management, History, International Relations, Politics, Economics or Geography)
A further course unit from main language (e.g. a culture or literature course)
A further course unit from main social science.