Masters Modules.

Politics and Governance of the European Union.

This module focuses on the European Union (EU) as a system of public policymaking, and explores various theoretical and analytical approaches used in order to evaluate European integration and its decision-making. On this module, you will examine different policy domains, such as the single market and monetary union, which are central to understanding the political economy of European integration, and other policy areas, such as the EU’s foreign and defence policies, and its growing activity in justice and home affairs. You will also have the opportunity to analyse some of the key current issues confronting the EU’s future direction: its democratic legitimacy; its enlargement; the implications of the euro-zone crisis; and current challenges.


  • This module is typically taught through a weekly programme of lectures and seminars over the 12-week semester.


  • The module is typically assessed through two pieces of individual coursework.