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Master of European Union Studies
Master of European Union Studies

Master of European Union Studies

  • ID:UC640104
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • The MEURO builds on a three-year undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (or a bachelor's degree plus qualifying course) completed at a specified minimum level of attainment.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

This 180-point degree studies the European Union (EU) in the global context, with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region and European Union–Aotearoa New Zealand relations.

Master of European Union Studies (MEURO) participants will analyse the influence of global and regional conditions on the EU and gain an understanding of issues around multiculturalism in the European context and in the Asia-Pacific.

The economic and political importance of the EU within the Asia-Pacific region has never been higher. In 2016 the EU and Aotearoa New Zealand initiated a joint Pacific energy partnership programme (worth €2 billion), a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has been concluded with Korea, and FTA negotiations commenced with Aotearoa, ASEAN, Malaysia, India, and Singapore. The impact of BREXIT in our region is an area that the MEURO degree explores from a multidisciplinary perspective.

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Pre Courses

Insurance/year: 600 NZD/per year

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • This programme will prepare graduates for careers in government organisations, non-government organisations, and business with international connections.
  • Graduates will have engaged in one of the two internships which builds community engagement skills, and all graduates will have had the opportunity to reflect on multicultural identities in contemporary Europe, and on contemporary relations between the EU and the nations of Asia and the Pacific, including Māori and indigenous societies. These skills and the knowledge gained are of great benefit to government departments such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade | Manatū Aorere, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment | Hīkina Whakatutuki, as well as educational programmes such as WestREAP and ISD Dusseldorf.
  • Previous EURO graduates have been employed as policy consultants for Antarctic issues and with NGO's such as the Lawyer’s Committee on Nuclear Policy and Global Focus Aotearoa, as well as project managers and lease advisors for educational institutions.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 6

There are three compulsory courses (45 points), a dissertation (90 points), and a further 45 points of elective courses. Students have the option of doing an internship course (EURO 482).

Compulsory courses:

  • EURO 402 The EU in Europe and the World: the EU’s External Identities in the Asia-Pacific

  • EURO 458 European Development

  • EURO 479 Navigating Research: Research Training and Methods

  • EURO 692 MEuro Thesis

Elective courses:

Choose two from:

  • EURO 409 The EU and "Europeanisation" of Europe

  • EURO 428 Rights and Realities: EU in the Asia Pacific

  • EURO 457 European Foreign and Security Policy

And choose one from:

  • EURO 456 European Business Law

  • EURO 482 European Studies Internship Course

  • ILAP 627 European Public Law

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