UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The EU is a major influence on public policy across all its member states and in global politics more broadly. It also remains a central issue within UK politics and policy-making following the Brexit decision in June 2016. Students are equipped with the knowledge, transferable skills and research experience necessary to analyse the complex challenges facing Europe's policymakers today. The programme includes a funded study trip to Brussels. The programme provides in-depth knowledge of the EU?s institutions, politics and policies. It covers legislative, executive, and judicial politics; introduces EU law-making and lobbying; and addresses key contemporary questions, such as Europe?s global role, democratic legitimacy, the euro crisis and the EU?s impact on member states. Students choose from a wide range of options in public policy, international politics and comparative government. The department acts as a bridge between the research community and policymakers in Brussels and Britain, and the programme?s funded study trip to Brussels offers students first-hand insights into the EU?s institutions as well as networking opportunities. Most students choose the MSc as the foundation for a career in European affairs in the EU's institutions; in central, regional or local government; in NGOs, business, lobby groups and public affairs consultancies.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,340 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,340 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £21,790 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £6,610 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £6,610 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £11,060 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum, an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university; a CGPA of 3.3; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant practical or work experience in a related field may also be taken into account.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests; overall score of 109 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 191 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 191 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; 75 overall, with a minimum of 62 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?distinction? in all components; overall mark of 75%, with at least 65% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 75% with at least 65% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 75%, with at least 65% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.
  • IELTS score: 7.5
  • TOEFL score: 109