You will take part in interactive seminars, discussion and simulation exercises, as well as undertaking group project work. There are also opportunities for individual research and guided study. MA students are a fundamental part of the intellectual life of the Politics and International Relations study group. All students on MA programmes take part in the regular series of guest lectures and research seminars on issues of contemporary political relevance as well as taking part in the conferences and events organised and hosted by the Aston Centre for Europe and by the study group.
All students have the opportunity to take part in a week long study trip to visit the EU institutions and related organisation in Brussels.
All students are allocated a personal tutor at the start of their studies; this member of academic staff can offer individual study advice and guidance and is there to help support your studies. Assessments on the MA programme take a wide variety of forms, ranging from essays and examinations through to policy reports, briefings and campaign portfolios.
Dr Uwe Wunderlich, Author of “European Union & Global Governance - A Handbook” (London: Routledge, 2011)
PhD (International Relations); MA (International Relations and Asia-Pacific Studies) both University of East Anglia; Diplomkaufmann Otto-von-Guericke-University
“This exciting new MA at Aston allows students to develop a robust understanding of contemporary global governance issues, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the latest debates in international relations. It delivers fascinating insights into contemporary situations in world politics.''
Dr Lucian Leustean, Co-author of “Religion, Politics and Law in the European Union” (London: Routledge, 2009)
PhD (Political Science) LSE; MA (International Relations and European Integration); BA (Law); BA (Theology) Bucharest
“The is truly an inspirational programme. It really encourages students to think critically about the world and to analyse the dynamics of international relationships."