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Double Masters in Policies & Governance in Europe MA

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Prepare for a new political and economic reality post-Brexit with the Double Masters in Policies and Governance in Europe. This integrated Double Master’s will provide you with an in-depth understanding of major political and economic developments in Europe, and of the analytical approaches developed to account for them.

Key benefits

  • Opportunity to learn about policies, institutions, and governance structures in Europe from an interdisciplinary perspective spanning political science, law, and economics.
  • Possibility of specializing during Year 2 in one of the following four tracks: European External Relations, Finance in Europe, Cultural Heritage Policies and Economic Governance and Market Regulation
  • Through both the general and the specialised component of the programme, access to a range of analytical skills, practical knowledge, and specific competencies focused towards understanding and managing the interaction between institutions and firms in integrated markets.
  • Study at two of the most prestigious and highly ranked European universities in the field of politics & international studies.
  • Unique opportunity to study structures and outcomes of European governance from both inside (Rome) and outside (London) the major European institution: the European Union.
  • Extensive chances to take advantage of the employability opportunities offered throughout the degree.

The Double Masters in Policies & Governance in Europe (PAGE) will provide you with an in-depth understanding of major political and economic developments in Europe, and of the analytical approaches developed to account for them. You will study at two of the most highly ranked universities in Europe in the field of politics and international studies: Luiss, which has currently firmly established itself among the top-25 institutions in this field, and King’s College London, 15th in the world and 5th in Europe in the 2020 QS Elsevier Subject Ranking. Students enrolling in this programme will benefit greatly from this partnership, which will provide them with in-depth knowledge of policies and political economy of the European Union (EU) and European states, addressed from an interdisciplinary perspective combining political sciences, law, and economics. During the Double Masters, students will attend one year at King’s College London and one year at Luiss according to the list of courses agreed upon by both universities. Students may begin the programme either at King's, and then spend the second year at Luiss (Track 1), or at Luiss, and then spend the second year at King's (Track 2).

Base campus

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Special features

Study abroad

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

Curious to find out more? Access on-demand content including taster lectures and talks, and meet our current staff and students on our subject hub page.

You will have regular contact with our staff, who are world-leading experts in their fields, through lectures, seminars and supervision. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Track 1: King’s-Luiss

Year

Lectures, seminars and feedback

Self-study

1

6-8 hours per week

32-34 hours per week

2

Students are expected to successfully complete 60 ECTS at Luiss

As required by Luiss

Track 2: Luiss-King’s

Year

Lectures, seminars and feedback

Self-study

1

Students are expected to successfully complete 60 ECTS at Luiss

As required by Luiss

2

6-8 hours per week

32-34 hours per week

 

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Research Essay

The study time and assessment methods detailed below are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect, but may vary from year to year:

 

Track 1: King’s-Luiss

  • Year 1: the majority of European & International Studies modules are assessed coursework; although some optional modules may differ from this general pattern.

  • Year 2: combination of coursework (typically up to 50%) and examinations (typically at least 50%).

Track 2: Luiss-King’s

  • Year 1: combination of coursework (typically up to 50%) and examinations (typically at least 50%).

  • Year 2: the majority of European & International Studies modules are assessed coursework, rather than a final unseen written examination, although some optional modules may differ from this general pattern; the dissertation module is assessed by a 10,000-word research essay.

Structure

Required modules

Track 1: King's-Luiss Year 1- Required modules Teaching will take place at King’s College London, England. Courses are divided into modules. You will take modules totalling 210 credits (180 King’s credits, including 60 credits from the dissertation submitted at the end of Year 2; and 15 ECTS transferred from Luiss, amounting to an additional 30 King’s credits)

You are required to take the below modules, for a total of 45 credits:

European Union: History, Institutions, Politics (15 credits)
Political Economy of Europe (15 credits)
Research Design (15 credits)

Track 1: King's-Luiss

Year 2- Required Modules.

Teaching will take place at Luiss University in Rome, Italy. You are required to take the below modules, totaling 84 credits (42 ECTS):

Dissertation (16 ECTS) including Academic and Professional Communication Skills Lab, Digital Lab, Training Lab and final work (8 ECTS)
a) Specialisation in Cultural/Heritage Policy - The Politics of Cultural Heritage in Europe (6 ECTS) - Managing and Developing Heritage (6 ECTS) - Comparative and International Law of Heritage Protection (6 ECTS) OR
b) Specialisation in Economic Governance and Markets - Regulation by Independent Agencies (6 ECTS) - Social and Labour Market Regulation (6 ECTS) - Industrial Policy in Europe (6 ECTS)

Track 2: Luiss-King's

Year 1- Required Modules.

Teaching will take place at Luiss in Rome, Italy. Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 credits (60 ECTS). You are required to take eight modules totalling 48 ECTS and 12 ECTS from Labs and other related activities.

Comparative Public Policy in Europe (6ECTS)
EU Institutions and Decision Making (6 ECTS)
EU Law and Regulation (6 ECTS)
The Integration of Europe (6 ECTS)
Policy Evaluation and Implementation (6 ECTS)
The Economics of Europe (6 ECTS)
Data Analysis for Social Sciences (6 ECTS)
Demography, Society and Policy in Europe (6 ECTS)
Digital Lab (2 ECTS)
Learning Innovation Activities (4 ECTS)
Academic and Professional Communication Skills (4 ECTS)
Training Lab (2 ECTS)

Track 2: Luiss-King's

Year 2- Required modules.

Teaching will take place at King’s College London, England. Courses are divided into modules. During your year at King’s, you will take modules totalling 180 credits (90 ECTS). You are required to take the below modules, totalling 105 credits:

The EU and Global Capitalism (15 credits)
Research Design (15 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits)
a) Specialisation in European external relations - Foreign Policies of the European Union (15 credits) OR
b) Specialisation in Finance in Europe - The Political Economy of Europe (15 credits)

Optional modules

Track 1: King's-Luiss Year 1 optional modules. You are required to take 75 credits from a range of modules, which may typically include:

Lobbying & Policy Making in the EU (15 credits)
Global Politics: Transatlantic, Transpacific and Eurasia
The Politics of Economic Inequality (15 credits)
The Political Economy of International Migration (15 credits)
International Political Economy of Energy Markets (15 credits)
Multinational Corporations and Global Supply Chains (15 credits)
Research Methods for Social Sciences (15 credits)

Track 1: King's-Luiss

Year 2 Optional modules.

You are required to take 36 credits (18 ECTS) from a range of modules, which may typically include:

Heritage, Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development Policies (6 ECTS)
Urban Law and Policy (6 ECTS)
Healthcare Policies in Europe (6 ECTS)
Cohesion Policies in Europe (6 ECTS)
The Politics of Cultural Heritage in Europe (6 ECTS)
Governance of Digital Markets and Technologies in Europe (6 ECTS)
Regulating Heritage Markets (6 ECTS)

The modules run in each academic year are subject to change in line with staff availability and student demand so there is no guarantee every module will run. Module descriptions and information may vary depending between years. Moreover, changes in course content and teaching arrangements, before or after enrolment, might be made if required or desirable.

Track 2: Luiss-King's

Year 2 Optional Modules.

You are required to take 75 credits from a range of modules, which may typically include

Lobbying & Policy Making in the EU (15 credits)
Russia & the EU (15 credits)
The Political Economy of International Migration (15 credits)
International Political Economy of Energy Markets (15 credits)
Multinational Corporations and Global Supply Chains (15 credits)
Research Methods for Social Sciences (15 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Students undertaking this course would be ideally placed to work in both the public and the private sector. The former would include governments, international organisations, regulatory agencies, as well as ministries and local government authorities more directly dealing with European and EU-related matters. Private sector institutions would primarily include firms and interest groups that are active at the national, subnational, and EU level. In addition to this, graduates from this programme would also be well-placed to gain roles in journalism, consultancies, and think tanks focusing on politics, policies, and economics in Europe. 

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: Fees for 2022/3 £14,070

International:

Full time: Fees for 2022/3 £14,070

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March, payment is due by 30th April 2021.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April and 30th June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July and 31st July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from late August onwards, payment is due within 2 days of receiving the offer. 

 

 

 

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • library fees and fines
  • personal photocopies
  • printing course handouts
  • society membership fees
  • stationery
  • travel costs for travel around London or Rome and between campuses
  • students are also required to pay a regional public tax and a graduation fee at Luiss

Funding

The Double Masters in Policies & Governance in Europe (PAGE) will provide you with an in-depth understanding of major political and economic developments in Europe, and of the analytical approaches developed to account for them. You will study at two of the most highly ranked universities in Europe in the field of politics and international studies: Luiss, which has currently firmly established itself among the top-25 institutions in this field, and King’s College London, 15th in the world and 5th in Europe in the 2020 QS Elsevier Subject Ranking. Students enrolling in this programme will benefit greatly from this partnership, which will provide them with in-depth knowledge of policies and political economy of the European Union (EU) and European states, addressed from an interdisciplinary perspective combining political sciences, law, and economics. During the Double Masters, students will attend one year at King’s College London and one year at Luiss according to the list of courses agreed upon by both universities. Students may begin the programme either at King's, and then spend the second year at Luiss (Track 1), or at Luiss, and then spend the second year at King's (Track 2).

Base campus

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Special features

Study abroad

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Loading...

Teaching methods - what to expect

Curious to find out more? Access on-demand content including taster lectures and talks, and meet our current staff and students on our subject hub page.

You will have regular contact with our staff, who are world-leading experts in their fields, through lectures, seminars and supervision. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Track 1: King’s-Luiss

Year

Lectures, seminars and feedback

Self-study

1

6-8 hours per week

32-34 hours per week

2

Students are expected to successfully complete 60 ECTS at Luiss

As required by Luiss

Track 2: Luiss-King’s

Year

Lectures, seminars and feedback

Self-study

1

Students are expected to successfully complete 60 ECTS at Luiss

As required by Luiss

2

6-8 hours per week

32-34 hours per week

 

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Research Essay

The study time and assessment methods detailed below are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect, but may vary from year to year:

 

Track 1: King’s-Luiss

  • Year 1: the majority of European & International Studies modules are assessed coursework; although some optional modules may differ from this general pattern.

  • Year 2: combination of coursework (typically up to 50%) and examinations (typically at least 50%).

Track 2: Luiss-King’s

  • Year 1: combination of coursework (typically up to 50%) and examinations (typically at least 50%).

  • Year 2: the majority of European & International Studies modules are assessed coursework, rather than a final unseen written examination, although some optional modules may differ from this general pattern; the dissertation module is assessed by a 10,000-word research essay.

Structure

Required modules

Track 1: King's-Luiss Year 1- Required modules Teaching will take place at King’s College London, England. Courses are divided into modules. You will take modules totalling 210 credits (180 King’s credits, including 60 credits from the dissertation submitted at the end of Year 2; and 15 ECTS transferred from Luiss, amounting to an additional 30 King’s credits)

You are required to take the below modules, for a total of 45 credits:

European Union: History, Institutions, Politics (15 credits)
Political Economy of Europe (15 credits)
Research Design (15 credits)

Track 1: King's-Luiss

Year 2- Required Modules.

Teaching will take place at Luiss University in Rome, Italy. You are required to take the below modules, totaling 84 credits (42 ECTS):

Dissertation (16 ECTS) including Academic and Professional Communication Skills Lab, Digital Lab, Training Lab and final work (8 ECTS)
a) Specialisation in Cultural/Heritage Policy - The Politics of Cultural Heritage in Europe (6 ECTS) - Managing and Developing Heritage (6 ECTS) - Comparative and International Law of Heritage Protection (6 ECTS) OR
b) Specialisation in Economic Governance and Markets - Regulation by Independent Agencies (6 ECTS) - Social and Labour Market Regulation (6 ECTS) - Industrial Policy in Europe (6 ECTS)

Track 2: Luiss-King's

Year 1- Required Modules.

Teaching will take place at Luiss in Rome, Italy. Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 credits (60 ECTS). You are required to take eight modules totalling 48 ECTS and 12 ECTS from Labs and other related activities.

Comparative Public Policy in Europe (6ECTS)
EU Institutions and Decision Making (6 ECTS)
EU Law and Regulation (6 ECTS)
The Integration of Europe (6 ECTS)
Policy Evaluation and Implementation (6 ECTS)
The Economics of Europe (6 ECTS)
Data Analysis for Social Sciences (6 ECTS)
Demography, Society and Policy in Europe (6 ECTS)
Digital Lab (2 ECTS)
Learning Innovation Activities (4 ECTS)
Academic and Professional Communication Skills (4 ECTS)
Training Lab (2 ECTS)

Track 2: Luiss-King's

Year 2- Required modules.

Teaching will take place at King’s College London, England. Courses are divided into modules. During your year at King’s, you will take modules totalling 180 credits (90 ECTS). You are required to take the below modules, totalling 105 credits:

The EU and Global Capitalism (15 credits)
Research Design (15 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits)
a) Specialisation in European external relations - Foreign Policies of the European Union (15 credits) OR
b) Specialisation in Finance in Europe - The Political Economy of Europe (15 credits)

Optional modules

Track 1: King's-Luiss Year 1 optional modules. You are required to take 75 credits from a range of modules, which may typically include:

Lobbying & Policy Making in the EU (15 credits)
Global Politics: Transatlantic, Transpacific and Eurasia
The Politics of Economic Inequality (15 credits)
The Political Economy of International Migration (15 credits)
International Political Economy of Energy Markets (15 credits)
Multinational Corporations and Global Supply Chains (15 credits)
Research Methods for Social Sciences (15 credits)

Track 1: King's-Luiss

Year 2 Optional modules.

You are required to take 36 credits (18 ECTS) from a range of modules, which may typically include:

Heritage, Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development Policies (6 ECTS)
Urban Law and Policy (6 ECTS)
Healthcare Policies in Europe (6 ECTS)
Cohesion Policies in Europe (6 ECTS)
The Politics of Cultural Heritage in Europe (6 ECTS)
Governance of Digital Markets and Technologies in Europe (6 ECTS)
Regulating Heritage Markets (6 ECTS)

The modules run in each academic year are subject to change in line with staff availability and student demand so there is no guarantee every module will run. Module descriptions and information may vary depending between years. Moreover, changes in course content and teaching arrangements, before or after enrolment, might be made if required or desirable.

Track 2: Luiss-King's

Year 2 Optional Modules.

You are required to take 75 credits from a range of modules, which may typically include

Lobbying & Policy Making in the EU (15 credits)
Russia & the EU (15 credits)
The Political Economy of International Migration (15 credits)
International Political Economy of Energy Markets (15 credits)
Multinational Corporations and Global Supply Chains (15 credits)
Research Methods for Social Sciences (15 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Students undertaking this course would be ideally placed to work in both the public and the private sector. The former would include governments, international organisations, regulatory agencies, as well as ministries and local government authorities more directly dealing with European and EU-related matters. Private sector institutions would primarily include firms and interest groups that are active at the national, subnational, and EU level. In addition to this, graduates from this programme would also be well-placed to gain roles in journalism, consultancies, and think tanks focusing on politics, policies, and economics in Europe. 

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: Fees for 2022/3 £14,070

International:

Full time: Fees for 2022/3 £14,070

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March, payment is due by 30th April 2021.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April and 30th June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July and 31st July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from late August onwards, payment is due within 2 days of receiving the offer. 

 

 

 

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • library fees and fines
  • personal photocopies
  • printing course handouts
  • society membership fees
  • stationery
  • travel costs for travel around London or Rome and between campuses
  • students are also required to pay a regional public tax and a graduation fee at Luiss

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