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COURSE TITLE Master of Arts in European Politics, Economics and Law








Second Cycle

Level 7

3 Semesters



This programme of study is also offered on a part-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

The course is taught on a seminar basis and is intended to further deepen students' knowledge of European policies, law and economics so that by the end of the course they can rightly claim to be ‘specialised generalists’ i.e. graduates with a broad knowledge of the EU but with a deeper specialised understanding in particular areas. The aim is to encourage students to develop their analytical and critical skills – something which is aided by the way the seminars are structured.
LEARNING OUTCOMES The specialised training in EU politics, economics and law ensure that graduates have a high level of skills and a degree of personal initiative to help them deal most satisfactorily with situations requiring more than a working knowledge of the EU. The best graduates qualify for middle management positions.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY Most of the students who are enrolled in the MA are usually students who wish to further their studies at post-graduate level or graduates in employment, often dealing with EU matters and for that reason they find the MA useful in further developing their skills for the position they already occupy. There are others who follow the MA because it helps them progress in their careers, given that the EU has become such an important factor in most situations or to help them switch their career.

The degree is a sine qua non for further study leading to the Ph.D.
The Masters degree is also very useful for those seeking to work in the EU institutions or in international organizations or who aspire to high positions in the business sector.
COURSE INTENDED FOR Graduates who wish to continue further study or who already have a career but wish to specialise further.
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:

(a) a Bachelor degree obtained with at least a Second Class Honours in European Studies or in any other area of studies deemed relevant by the Board or equivalent or

(b) a Bachelor degree obtained with at least Category II in European Studies or in any other area deemed relevant by the Board,

provided that, in appropriate cases, the Board may, after an interview, require students admitted to the Course to follow and pass related study-units to which a maximum of 10 credits are assigned in addition to the programme of study.

Applicants in possession of a Bachelor degree with Third Class Honours or Category III in any area deemed relevant by the Board and who have work experience that is related to the Course, may, after an interview, be admitted to a preparatory programme as specified below which programme, if successfully completed, provides access to the Degree.

The Board may allow applicants possessing a degree other than those specified in the above paragraphs to join the Course, provided that the degree classification is not less than Second Class Honours / Category II, and subject to the submission of a letter of motivation and an interview to establish whether they have sufficient proficiency and background to be able to profit from the Course. In such instances, the Board may recommend that applicants follow the preparatory programme or part of it.

Preparatory Programme

The preparatory programme shall comprise study-units to which not less than 30 and not more than 60 credits are assigned, and shall also be governed by the Principal Regulations.

Applicants shall be required to successfully complete the preparatory programme of study with an average mark of 55% or better prior to their registration on the Course.
The Board may grant students full or partial exemption from the requirement of the Preparatory Programme if it is satisfied that the students possess post-first cycle qualification work experience that is relevant to the area of study of the Master's course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2013.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.



Last Updated: 23 February 2017
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

For applicable fees please check the link on the Finance Office webpage.

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Declaration of Authenticity
Please include the Declaration of Authenticity with every assignment you submit to the Institute for European Studies. The Declaration should be printed and filled-in at home, beforehand.

The form can be downloaded directly by clicking here.


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