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Master of Multilevel Governance and International Relations Joint
Master of Multilevel Governance and International Relations Joint

Master of Multilevel Governance and International Relations Joint

  • ID:AU440175
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Fees (GBP)

* This tuition fee is for the first half of the course at Aston University and does not include the tuition fee requirement for the partner institution.

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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • 2:1 degree in Social Science, Language or a related subject with 240 ECTS credits. Other degrees might be suitable depending on personal statement and motivation 
  • Working knowledge of French language (CEFR B2)
  • Students will undertake the MUGIR entry interview along with French applicants, which will test motivation and level in French (a Skype interview is permitted).

English Requirements

  •  1 band at 5.5 as a minimum. Other bands at 6.0 and above. Overall 6.5

Course Information

The Multilevel Governance and International Relations Joint MA at Aston is an innovative, one-year Masters programme delivered jointly by Aston University in England and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po Rennes), France. The unique way this joint masters is delivered enables you to benefit from a multicultural teaching environment and the combined expertise of teaching staff at two leading sites for research on governance in both Britain and France.

What you’ll learn

You will spend the first semester at Aston University taking several core and optional modules to equip you with an advanced grounding in the key concepts and ideas used in the analysis of International Relations and Multilevel Governance. Semester two is based at Sciences Po Rennes, where you will study a further suite of core modules through the medium of French language, before moving on to undertake a related work placement, and completing a final “Rapport de Stage”.

This is a demanding masters, which will challenge you to engage fully with study opportunities in both learning institutions, but it is a rewarding experience, through which you will develop lifelong skills and open new professional opportunities.

Throughout your masters course, you will benefit from active membership of the Aston Centre for Europe, a thriving research hub which organises debates, study visits, and conferences and seminars on current international issues.

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Core Modules:

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Rethinking European Integration

This module provides students with a rounded understanding of European integration and the current state of the EU, equipping them with the analytical tools to consider why the EU functions as it currently does, whether the EU is sufficiently democratic, the politics behind EU law-making, and controversies over various key policies (the Euro, migration, foreign relations). Hence the module provides the platform for students to become informed and advanced participants in the broader discussion of the challenges and changes facing European integration.’

Assessment method: The assessment is by 2.500 words policy report (80%) and by leading seminar discussion (20%).

Governance of Global Problems

The module aims at a critical appraisal of existing models to address global problems. Starting from a critical engagement with the two key concepts of globalization and global governance, the module goes on to assess different international, transnational, regional and local strategies to deal with selected global - or globalized - issues.

Assessment: The assessment by 2.000 words policy paper (80%) and by portfolio (20%).

Optional Modules:

IR and East Asia

Religion and Politics

Critical Approaches to Security Studies

Post migration Europe

Negotiation skills: EuroSim and ModelUN

Concepts and Strategies for Qualitative Social Science

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

All of our MA Programmes equip students with the knowledge and analytical and transferable skills to pursue further postgraduate research or a successful career in the public and private sector. The careers pursued by our students vary greatly, but typical careers include:

  • employment in international organisations (EU, WTO, UN etc.),
  • research in policy-oriented domestic or international think tanks,
  • careers in government administration,
  • further postgraduate research at PhD level,
  • journalism,
  • international marketing or business.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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