Contemporary European Studies with Transatlantic Track (Euromasters) MA

2 years, starting in September 2020

You can apply for this course from September 2019.

Gain a broad understanding of the politics, policy and social evolution of Europe and America, as well as specialist knowledge of the EU and transatlantic affairs.

The Euromasters course offers a distinctive international learning experience, with an opportunity to study at several prestigious institutions across two continents.

With an enthusiastic teaching team who are experts in their research fields, and a diverse course of study, this two year master’s degree is recognised throughout the EU and beyond.

You'll gain a broad comparative understanding of the European Union, European politics, policy and social evolution as well as specialist knowledge of key issues in the Euro-Atlantic area and international relations.

We welcome applications from high-achieving students, who wish to gain the knowledge and skills that will qualify them for a wide range of careers in European and international institutions, and the private sector.

You can find out more on the dedicated Euromasters website, which contains extensive information about the course and the Consortium, as well as guidance on applying.

Language of instruction and locations

You are able to study at the following sites as part of the course.

English

German

You will need to be able to speak the language of instruction of your chosen country of study.

Graduate prospects

The depth and breadth of knowledge alongside the hands-on international experience our graduates gain from this course is valued highly by employers.

You can also take advantage of the extensive Careers Service at the University of Bath, as well the opportunity to study another language at the Foreign Languages centre during your Core Module in Bath.

Our graduates have been employed all over the world in a wide variety of international organisations, multinational corporations and public bodies or policy-formulating institutes. Examples include:

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office Fast-track Programme, London
  • United Nations Postgraduate Fellowship, New York
  • Programme Officer at the European Commission, Brussels
  • Parliamentary Assistant for Green MEP in the European Parliament, Brussels
  • Parliamentary Assistant for German MP in Bundestag, Berlin
  • Associate Director at Blue Rubicon, London
  • Director of External Relations and Communications at Enel Green Power North America Inc, USA
  • Grants Manager at MTV Staying Alive Foundation, London
  • Strategic Communications Consultant at Akkanto, Brussels

Many of our graduates also continue directly to doctoral research.

Course structure

This course lasts 2 years. It starts in September 2020 and ends in 2022. Induction week starts on 21 September 2020.


Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Units

After the initial core module at the University of Bath you will undertake two taught semesters, followed by the completion of a 15,000 word dissertation to be submitted by September in the second year.

You must study at a minimum of two sites, including the University of Bath; you may also choose to study at a third site.

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Core Module

You will study at the University of Bath from September 2020 to January 2021.

Specialist Module 1

You will complete Specialist Module 1 from January to June 2021 in the USA at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

University of North Carolina core units

Specialist Module 2

You will complete Specialist Module 2 from October 2021 to March 2022.

This Module allows you take advantage of core areas of academic expertise at various partner sites around key themes.

You can choose to complete this at:

University of Bath core units

You can select five units from:

Free University of Berlin core units

Humboldt University of Berlin core units

University of Siena core units

Thesis Module

You will complete your MA in Contemporary European Studies (Euromasters) dissertation from April to September 2022.

You can choose to complete this at:

Optional course units

These optional units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Learning and assessment


Learning

  • Lectures
  • Interactive seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Role-play and simulations
  • Online resources

Assessment

  • Attendance
  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Oral assessment
  • Seminar
  • Written examination
  • Other

Entry requirements


Origin of qualifications

British qualifications

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as European Studies, International Relations, Modern Languages, Politics, History, Economics or Sociology.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

German qualifications

A bachelor’s degree, Diplom or magister artium with a final overall score of at least 2 (gut).

To apply for this course you must have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as European studies, International Relations, Modern Languages, Politics, History, Economics or Sociology.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Greek qualifications

A university bachelor's degree (Ptychio) or Diploma with a final overall score of at least 7 out of 10.

To apply for this course you must have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as European studies, International Relations, Modern Languages, Politics, History, Economics or Sociology.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Italian qualifications

A laurea with a final overall score of at least 103 out of 110.

To apply for this course you must have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as European studies, International Relations, Modern Languages, Politics, History, Economics or Sociology.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

American qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (B).

To apply for this course you must have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as European studies, International Relations, Modern Languages, Politics, History, Economics or Sociology.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

French qualifications

A licence with a final overall score of at least 12 out of 20 (assez bien).

To apply for this course you must have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as European studies, International Relations, Modern Languages, Politics, History, Economics or Sociology.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Chinese qualifications

A four-year bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of between 80% and 85% (GPA 3.0-3.3) depending on the university studied at.

To apply for this course you must have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as European studies, International Relations, Modern Languages, Politics, History, Economics or Sociology.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Turkish qualifications

A lisans diplomasi with a final overall GPA of at least 3.0.

To apply for this course you must have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as European studies, International Relations, Modern Languages, Politics, History, Economics or Sociology.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries so if you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

To apply for this course you must have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as European studies, International Relations, Modern Languages, Politics, History, Economics or Sociology.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Dutch qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 7 out of 10.

To apply for this course you must have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as European studies, International Relations, Modern Languages, Politics, History, Economics or Sociology.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding information for Contemporary European Studies with Transatlantic Track (Euromasters) MA


Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

Extra costs

There is a deposit of £250 to secure your place (this is offset against your course fees). online store.

Enrolment fees

Some of our partner institutions have enrolment fees. You will need to pay these directly to the institution when you start your studies there.

The University of North Carolina charge an enrolment fee of around $250 which must be paid at this site. This covers registration, IT and government fees.

Humboldt University of Berlin charge an enrolment fee of around €315 which must be paid for each semester at this site. This includes service fees as well as a seasonal student ticket for public transport (Semesterticket) in and around Berlin for six months.

For further information about these fees, you can check with the University of North Carolina lead contact and the Humboldt University of Berlin lead contact.

How to pay

Tuition fee loans

If you are studying a postgraduate course, you may be able to take out a loan for your tuition fees and living costs.

Read more about tuition fee loans

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath. You do not have to pay it back.

Read more about bursaries and scholarships

Other payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options

Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of text books.

You should budget for the costs of all travel, accommodation, visas and food and drink in the UK and also while you are abroad.

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