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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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%).
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