Newcastle University
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Specialist EU Degrees

Taught Degrees that focus on European Union Related concerns

For those people wishing to study aspects of the European Union in depth, Newcastle University provides several cutting-edge degrees devoted to the study of the European Union.

The following Degrees are taught in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Faculty:

Government and European Union Studies BA

The Government and European Union Studies (GEUS) degree is a four year BA degree that has a reputation for producing outstanding graduates employed throughout the world.  Managed by Politics and the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, the GEUS degree enables students to study politics with a concentration on Europe and the European Union, along with one or two languages (French, German, Portuguese or Spanish). In the third year, students are required to study politics (in the language of that country) in one of the important ERASMUS exchange universities linked to Newcastle University or in a work placement.
The GEUS degree explicitly nurtures students to acquire an understanding of the European Union and its member states, as well as an ability to live, work and conduct research throughout the European Union. Former students now work for the EU, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, public relations firms in Brussels, city law firms in London, political parties, and local government and development agencies, among others.
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European Union Studies MA

Politics offers a MA in European Union studies which studies can opt to do full-time in 12 months or part-time over 24 months.The Degree guides students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the European Union's role in international affairs as well as further their analytical, research and communicative skills. The degree provides specialised training for those seeking careers within the European Union or in other businesses or organisations that require a deep understanding of the European Union. A number of graduates have gone on, for instance, to be European officers for local government and businesses and to be political party officials. The focused nature of this degree means that students undertaking it are highly motivated to learn about the European Union in small and interactive groups.
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Postgraduate Studies in Local and Regional Government

The Centre for Urban & Regional Development Studies (CURDS) offers a range of qualifications (Masters, Diploma and Certificate) providing knowledge and understanding of contemporary local and regional development and governance theory, policy and practice in an EU and international context. Students take a range of modules which will help them develop the practical skills and capabilities required to engage, research and participate in the emergent local and regional development agenda.
CURDS is an internationally recognised research centre that has undertaken a range of research for clients such as the European Commission and the OECD and has trained postgraduates who have gone onto a number of high profile roles, including a Member of the European Parliament.

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