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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 either of the following two tracks: European External Relations, and Finance in Europe. 
•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. 

Key information

Application status Open

Duration Full-time: two years (one year at Luiss, one year at King’s College London)

Study mode Full-time

Credit value UK 210/ECTS 105

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Awarding institution King's College London/Luiss

Faculty Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

Department Department of European & International Studies

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Description

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 Luiss, and then spend the second year at King’s (Track 1), or at King’s, and then spend the second year at Luiss (Track 2). 

Course format and assessment

Teaching

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: Luiss-King’s 

 

Year 

Lectures, seminars and feedback 

Self-study 

Students are expected to successfully complete 60 ECTS at Luiss 

As required by Luiss 

6-8 hours per week 

32-34 hours per week 

 

Track 2: King’s-Luiss 

 

Year 

Lectures, seminars and feedback 

Self-study 

6-8 hours per week  

32-34 hours per week  

Students are expected to successfully complete 60 ECTS at Luiss 

As required by Luiss 

 


Assessment

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: 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. 

Track 2: 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%). 

Structure

Year 1

Required Modules

Track 1: Luiss-King’s

Required Modules 

Teaching will take place at Luiss in Rome, Italy. 

You are required to take the below modules, for a total of 120 credits (60 ECTS) 

Comparative Public Policy in Europe (6 ECTS) 

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 (6 ECTS) 

Luiss reviews the modules on a regular basis and, therefore they may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates 

 

Track 2: King’s-Luiss

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 totalling 105 credits

Dissertation (60 credits)

European Union: History, Institutions and Politics (15 credits) 

Political Economy of Europe (15 credits) 

Research Design and Methods (15 credits) 

Optional Modules

Track 2: King’s-Luiss 

In addition, you are required to take 75 credits from a range of modules, which may typically include: 

Lobbying and Policymaking in the EU (15 credits credits) 

Political Parties in Contemporary Europe (15 credits) 

European Identities and the EU (15 credits) 

Global Politics: Transatlantic, Transpacific and Eurasia (15 credits)

Russia and the EU (15 credits) 

Political Economy of the Financial Crisis (15 credits) 

The Politics of Economic Inequality (15 credits) 

Political Economy of International Migration (15 credits) 

Macroeconomics of Demand, Distribution, and Finance (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) 

Quantitative Research Methods (15 credits) 

Year 2

Required Modules

Track 1: Luiss-King’s

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 and Methods (15 credits) 

Dissertation (60 credits) 

a) Specialisation in European external relations
- Foreign Policies of the European Union (20 credits) or
b) Specialisation in Finance in Europe
- The Political Economy of Europe (20 credits)

 

Track 2: King’s-Luiss

Teaching will take place at Luiss University in Rome, Italy. 

Courses are divided into modules.  You will normally take modules totalling 72 credits (36 ECTS), while the dissertation will amount to 48 credits (24 ECTS). 

You are required to take the below modules, totaling 84 credits (42 ECTS) 

Dissertation (24 ECTS, including Academic Skills and Professional Communication Skills and Digital Lab) 

b) Specialisation in Cultural/Heritage Policy 

  • Cultural and Heritage Policy in Europe (6 ECTS) 

  • Managing Heritage (6 ECTS) 

  • The Law of Heritage Protection (6 ECTS) 

 c) Specialisation in Economic Governance and Markets 

  • Regulating Economic Markets in Europe (6 ECTS) 

  • Social and Welfare Regulation (6 ECTS) 

  • Local and Regional Regulation and Development (6 ECTS)

Optional Modules

Track 1: Luiss-King’s 

In addition, you are required to take 75 credits from a range of modules, which may typically include: 

Lobbying and Policymaking in the EU (15 credits) 

Political Parties in Contemporary Europe (15 credits) 

European Identities and the EU (15 credits) 

Global Politics: Transatlantic, Transpacific and Eurasia (15 credits)

Russia and the EU (15 credits) 

Political Economy of the Financial Crisis (15 credits) 

The Politics of Economic Inequality (15 credits) 

Political Economy of International Migration (15 credits) 

Macroeconomics of Demand, Distribution, and Finance (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) 

Quantitative Research Methods (15 credits) 

 

Track 2: King’s-Luiss 

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

Public Economics 

Regulation by Independent Agency 

Constitutional Adjunction in Europe 

Health Care Policy 

Introduction to Network Science 

Social Science and Public Policy 

Migration Policy 

Ethics and Public Policy 

Multilevel System in Europe 

The Policy of EU Structural Funds 

Energy and Environmental Policy 

Nudging: Behavioural Insights for Regulation and Public Policy 

Economic Policy in Europe 

 

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

Entry requirements & how to apply

Double Masters Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements  2:1

Bachelors degree with 2.1 honours in a relevant subject area. 

In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. 

International requirements   Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band B Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements. 

 

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £70 applies.

 

Personal statement and supporting information

In the personal statement, students should outline likely dissertation topics, and try to provide a breakdown of the courses/modules studied at undergraduate level. They should also explain fully their motivation for applying to the Double Masters in Policies & Governance in Europe, and how they believe it will contribute to their own intellectual and professional development.

You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

Personal Statement  Yes

A personal statement is required. This can be entered directly into the online application form (maximum 4,000 characters) or uploaded as an attachment to the online application form (maximum 2 pages).

Previous Academic Study Yes A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. If you have already completed your degree, copies of your official degree certificate will also be required. Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English, will need to submit both the original and official translation of their documents.
References Yes One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago. In some cases, we may request an additional reference from you.
Other Optional Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application

 

Application closing date

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline is the 26th March 2021. After this date, the programme will remain open only if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full.
For programmes that remain open beyond this date, the final application deadlines for the following fee statuses are listed below:

  • EU or overseas (international) fee status: 30th July 2021
  • Home fee status: 27th August 2021

Please note, you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline in March, and we are unable to process more offers as places are filled before the final application deadlines above.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Full time Home fees: £10,500 per year (2021/22)
  • Full time overseas fees: £23,460 per year (2021/22)

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 fees, 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 and between campuses
  • students are also required to pay a regional public tax and a graduation fee at Luiss

 

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

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. 

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