UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The International MA in Economy, State and Society (IMESS) is a unique, innovative, dynamic yet firmly established postgraduate programme offered by a consortium of leading European universities. It leads to the award of a highly prestigious double degree. All students will spend their first year at UCL SSEES and their second year at a partner university of their choice. The programme combines rigorous research methods training, discipline-based and area studies training, and intensive language tuition. Students develop cultural and linguistic knowledge of Eastern and Western Europe, and acquire the skills to identify and critically analyse key factors shaping the economies, states and societies of the expanding European region. All students will spend their first year at UCL SSEES and their second year at a partner university of their choice.

Careers

Graduates of this programme are qualified to progress to doctoral research in the European area; others may advance to careers in governmental or international organisations, and may specialise in finance, commerce, analysis or consultancy. Others still may seek a career in diplomacy, or in journalism, or in non-governmental organisations. Indeed, the scope of IMESS is broad and so too, correspondingly, are the post-IMESS possibilities.

Employability

Graduates of the programme have taken leadership positions in distinguished private and public sector organisations including in the IMF, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, OSCE, NATO, United Nations, risk control, banks and financial institutions, diplomacy, media, and civil service, and many have also continued on into doctoral studies. Scholarships, internship opportunities and excellent links with other universities in the region provide further benefits.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,876 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £19,356 Overseas Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,876 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Students need to have an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests; TOEFL: Overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Overall score of 185 with 176 in all subtests; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: Overall score of 185 with 176 in all subtests; City & Guilds (Pitman Examination in International ESOL): Pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken test (ISESOL); Pearson Test of English (Academic): 69 overall, with a minimum of 62 in each Communicative Skill; Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (Trinity ISE) III: Successful completion of ISE III with ?merit? in all components; UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes: Overall mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the four subtests. UCL International Pre-Master's Courses: Overall mark of 70% with at least 65% in each of the four elements of the examination. Equivalent to 7.0 in IELTS; UCL Pre-sessional English Courses: Mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the subtests.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100