European Studies MA (Hons)

  • For Entry: September
  • Duration: 4 years
  • School: School of Humanities

You live and you will work in a new political, social and economic environment shaped by the Europe of the twenty-first century. Yours is a society in which national boundaries within Europe are becoming increasingly fluid, and in years to come there will be much lively debate about future directions.

By taking European Studies you will look at the forces which have moulded Europe and which will influence its, and your, future.

Why study European Studies at Dundee?

Here at Dundee, we have a long and well-established reputation in teaching European Studies.

We have been commended for our strongly interdisciplinary approach. During your studies, you will have opportunities to combine perspectives from economists, geographers, historians, lawyers, linguists, philosophers, cultural study specialists, as well as political analysts.

We will give you the historical background, but you will also look at issues that matter in Europe now, such as integration, migration, cultural identity, economic policy and governance.

The focus of our core courses is Europe-wide, including Russia, and the wide range of optional modules allows you to specialise. You can choose from a wide range of additional modules from within the School of Humanities and the College of Arts and Social Sciences.

What's so good about European Studies at Dundee?

You can combine your joint Honours European Studies degree with the study of French, German or Spanish should you wish to do so. (A range of other languages are also available as additional modules.)

We have also recently introduced a new degree: MA European Studies and European Languages & Culture, which allows you to study 2 languages from French, German or Spanish (one of which could be taken as a beginner from Level 1).

Erasmus Exchanges

As a European Studies student, you will be particularly encouraged to go on an Erasmus exchange to one of our partner universities in Europe.

Field trips

We organise field trips to Brussels or Strasbourg from time to time.

My course is globally recognised (which is great for my career prospects), and attracts students from all over the world - I've really enjoyed taking part in group study sessions in the library during the pre-exam periods. This course is also spot on for students who can't decide whether to choose International Relations or Politics as a course.

Degree Combinations

  • European Studies and Economics MA
  • European Studies and English MA
  • European Studies and European Languages & Culture MA
  • European Studies and Geography MA
  • European Studies and History MA
  • European Studies and International Relations MA
  • European Studies and Philosophy MA
  • European Studies and Psychology MA

Related Courses

This course is taught by the European Studies team based in the School of Humanities.

The teaching and assessment methods vary between Levels. Initially the teaching is mainly lectures, where we will introduce a topic to you; you will be asked to find out more about the topic, and you will discuss the lectures and your own findings in tutorials.

As you deepen your understanding, the focus moves to seminars in which you will play a leading part by introducing your own research. At all stages we encourage teamwork in small groups.

Honours Degree

An honours degree normally takes four years, full time, you study levels 1-4, as described below.

Advanced Entry Honours Degree

It is possible to study for most of our honours degrees in three years if you have the required grades and subjects as listed in the Entry Requirements section. You study levels 2-4 below. There are definite advantages to considering this route as the time needed to study is reduced by one year which enables you to start working and earning earlier.

Typical Degree Programme

Visit the MA overview page for general information on our MA degree programme.

Level 1

Modules include:

  • The Globalising World: HU12001
    Semester 2, 20 credits
    This module highlights the connections between political, economic, social and cultural aspects of life in an increasingly "globalised" international environment and explores and evaluates the arguments surrounding the nature and extent of the process of globalization in the contemporary international system. The following key areas will be explored; the cold war world, decolonization, theories of post-colonialism and post-colonialism culture, power in the post-cold war world order, the processes of globalization, the united nations system, European integration, new security challenges and the emerging world economic order.

    Read more about HU12001

  • Two Level 1 modules in *Practical French or German or Spanish
  • One Level 1 core module in your other joint Honours subject
  • One of the following:
    • Age of Revolution c.1750 to 1850: HY11004
      Semester 2, 20 credits
      What do we mean by the term 'revolution' and are there differing definitions of what is meant by revolution when applied to events taking place across Europe and North America during the period 1750 to 1850? This module aims to address such questions by examining the political and social impact of revolution in America and France, the causes and consequences of Industrial Revolution in Britain, the revolution in ideas during the Enlightenment, over the period 1750 and 1850, and debates and interpretations about this 'age of revolution'. This module will also promote an awareness of a range of different approaches and sources which are available for the study of the past through a broad comparative survey of different peoples and different states.

      Find out more about HY11004

    • Plato and the Good Life: PI11006
      Semester 1, 20 credits
      This module introduces philosophy through the works of Plato and by asking the question: what is the good life? This question and Plato's answers to it are among the most enduring themes in the Western tradition of thought. The module will introduce Plato with a variety of philosophical texts focused on the 'good life'. Students will be exposed to a range of philosophical methods and approaches, from Platonic dialogue to recent essays, and will be introduced to key skills in philosophical reading and critical assessment.

      Find out more about PI11006

    • Descartes, Thought and Reality: PI11007
      Semester 2, 20 credits
      This module will study the main concepts and methods of Descartes' Meditations and compare different philosophical conceptions of the relation between thought and reality, and mind and body. Students will develop a critical understanding of Descartes' position in modern western philosophy. The module will expose students to a range of philosophical methods and approaches, from Meditations to philosophical letters and essays, and will build key skills in philosophical reading and critical assessment.

      Find out more about PI11007

    • Politics and Public Policy: PO11001
      Semester 1, 20 credits
      This module looks at UK politics. It has three sections:

      • Political and civil institutions in the UK. Who actually governs the UK and how?
      • How we choose and influence our leaders and how civil society is maintained (e.g. law and order)
      • UK public policy in action

      Read more about PO11001

  • One other MA module

*Please note: There are two languages streams in French, German and Spanish: one for those with a Higher or an A-Level; the other for complete or near beginners. In German there is only one stream for those with a Higher or A-Level.

Level 2

Modules include:

  • Contemporary Challenges for Europe: EU21002
    Semester 1, 20 credits
    The European Union faces many challenges including constitutional issues, the management of the single currency, the consequences of enlargement and the questions of national identity posed by migration. This module draws on ideas from geography, history, economics and politics to offer a unique perspective on important contemporary issues affecting the future of Europe.

    Read more about EU21002

  • One of the following:
    • Europe in Transition, 1870-1922: HY22004
      Semester 2, 20 credits
      How did Europe become 'modern'? Globalisation started already in the 19th century with the transition from slow moving agricultural societies to modern, fast-moving, inter-connected, industrial societies with mass-politics and mass-culture, extending from Europe across the globe. This module provides you with a survey of the major aspects of political, economic, social and cultural developments in Europe from 1870 to 1922. This was an age of rapid transition from pre-democratic, agricultural village society to urban mass-society, globalising economic structures, rising prosperity and political democratisation.

      Find out more about HY22004

    • Hume and Recent European Philosophy (problems of the self): PI22002
      Semester 1, 20 credits

      This module covers two topics: the work of the great Scottish philosopher, David Hume, and the Continental tradition of phenomenology. Hume wrote during the Enlightenment, a period in which the European intellectual climate was characterised by a rejection of dogmatism and superstition, a stress on human nature, faith in science, and optimism in the use of reason as a power by which humans may understand the universe. While Hume fully embraces the first three of these, he aimed to curb over-inflated confidence in the power of reason. We study his arguments critically and in depth. In the second part of this module we enquire into the nature of subjectivity in the phenomenological and existentialist philosophy, of Edmund Husserl, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Simone de Beauvoir. Through their radical understanding of perception, embodiment and freedom, we will re-think many of the traditional philosophical approaches to meaning and reality.

      Read more about PI22002

    • Comparative Politics: PO22002
      Semester 2, 20 credits
      This module provides an introduction to the study of comparative politics. It explores areas such as power, political culture, party systems and political behaviour. It does this through the study of:

      • Comparative methodology: how do we compare political systems?
      • Two case studies (usually two of Russia, the USA and Spain)

      Find out more about PO22002

  • Two Level 2 modules in Practical French or German or Spanish
  • One Level 2 core module in your other joint Honours subject
  • Additional MA module
Level 3

A total of 4 modules, including:

Please note: Alternatively, the whole or part of Level 3 can be spent studying at a partner university in Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Spain or Turkey.

Level 4

A total of 4 modules, including:

Honours Degree

An honours degree normally takes four years, full time, you study levels 1-4, as described below.

Advanced Entry Honours Degree

It is possible to study for most of our honours degrees in three years if you have the required grades and subjects as listed in the Entry Requirements section. You study levels 2-4 below. There are definite advantages to considering this route as the time needed to study is reduced by one year which enables you to start working and earning earlier.

Typical Degree Programme

Visit the MA overview page for general information on our MA degree programme.

Level 1

Modules include:

  • The Globalising World: HU12001
    Semester 2, 20 credits
    This module highlights the connections between political, economic, social and cultural aspects of life in an increasingly "globalised" international environment and explores and evaluates the arguments surrounding the nature and extent of the process of globalization in the contemporary international system. The following key areas will be explored; the cold war world, decolonization, theories of post-colonialism and post-colonialism culture, power in the post-cold war world order, the processes of globalization, the united nations system, European integration, new security challenges and the emerging world economic order.

    Read more about HU12001

  • One of the following:
    • Age of Revolution c.1750 to 1850: HY11004
      Semester 2, 20 credits
      What do we mean by the term 'revolution' and are there differing definitions of what is meant by revolution when applied to events taking place across Europe and North America during the period 1750 to 1850? This module aims to address such questions by examining the political and social impact of revolution in America and France, the causes and consequences of Industrial Revolution in Britain, the revolution in ideas during the Enlightenment, over the period 1750 and 1850, and debates and interpretations about this 'age of revolution'. This module will also promote an awareness of a range of different approaches and sources which are available for the study of the past through a broad comparative survey of different peoples and different states.

      Find out more about HY11004

    • Plato and the Good Life: PI11006
      Semester 1, 20 credits
      This module introduces philosophy through the works of Plato and by asking the question: what is the good life? This question and Plato's answers to it are among the most enduring themes in the Western tradition of thought. The module will introduce Plato with a variety of philosophical texts focused on the 'good life'. Students will be exposed to a range of philosophical methods and approaches, from Platonic dialogue to recent essays, and will be introduced to key skills in philosophical reading and critical assessment.

      Find out more about PI11006

    • Descartes, Thought and Reality: PI11007
      Semester 2, 20 credits
      This module will study the main concepts and methods of Descartes' Meditations and compare different philosophical conceptions of the relation between thought and reality, and mind and body. Students will develop a critical understanding of Descartes' position in modern western philosophy. The module will expose students to a range of philosophical methods and approaches, from Meditations to philosophical letters and essays, and will build key skills in philosophical reading and critical assessment.

      Find out more about PI11007

    • Politics and Public Policy: PO11001
      Semester 1, 20 credits
      This module looks at UK politics. It has three sections:

      • Political and civil institutions in the UK. Who actually governs the UK and how?
      • How we choose and influence our leaders and how civil society is maintained (e.g. law and order)
      • UK public policy in action

      Read more about PO11001

  • One Level 1 core module in your other joint Honours subject
  • Additional modules: visit the MA overview page for more information
Level 2

Modules include:

  • Contemporary Challenges for Europe: EU21002
    Semester 1, 20 credits
    The European Union faces many challenges including constitutional issues, the management of the single currency, the consequences of enlargement and the questions of national identity posed by migration. This module draws on ideas from geography, history, economics and politics to offer a unique perspective on important contemporary issues affecting the future of Europe.

    Read more about EU21002

  • One of the following:
    • Europe in Transition, 1870-1922: HY22004
      Semester 2, 20 credits
      How did Europe become 'modern'? Globalisation started already in the 19th century with the transition from slow moving agricultural societies to modern, fast-moving, inter-connected, industrial societies with mass-politics and mass-culture, extending from Europe across the globe. This module provides you with a survey of the major aspects of political, economic, social and cultural developments in Europe from 1870 to 1922. This was an age of rapid transition from pre-democratic, agricultural village society to urban mass-society, globalising economic structures, rising prosperity and political democratisation.

      Find out more about HY22004

    • Hume and Recent European Philosophy (problems of the self): PI22002
      Semester 1, 20 credits

      This module covers two topics: the work of the great Scottish philosopher, David Hume, and the Continental tradition of phenomenology. Hume wrote during the Enlightenment, a period in which the European intellectual climate was characterised by a rejection of dogmatism and superstition, a stress on human nature, faith in science, and optimism in the use of reason as a power by which humans may understand the universe. While Hume fully embraces the first three of these, he aimed to curb over-inflated confidence in the power of reason. We study his arguments critically and in depth. In the second part of this module we enquire into the nature of subjectivity in the phenomenological and existentialist philosophy, of Edmund Husserl, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Simone de Beauvoir. Through their radical understanding of perception, embodiment and freedom, we will re-think many of the traditional philosophical approaches to meaning and reality.

      Read more about PI22002

    • Comparative Politics: PO22002
      Semester 2, 20 credits
      This module provides an introduction to the study of comparative politics. It explores areas such as power, political culture, party systems and political behaviour. It does this through the study of:

      • Comparative methodology: how do we compare political systems?
      • Two case studies (usually two of Russia, the USA and Spain)

      Find out more about PO22002

  • One Level 2 core module in your other joint Honours subject
  • Additional MA modules: visit the MA overview page for more information
Level 3

A total of 4 modules, including:

Level 4

A total of 4 modules, including:

Honours Degree

An honours degree normally takes four years, full time, you study levels 1-4, as described below.

Advanced Entry Honours Degree

It is possible to study for most of our honours degrees in three years if you have the required grades and subjects as listed in the Entry Requirements section. You study levels 2-4 below. There are definite advantages to considering this route as the time needed to study is reduced by one year which enables you to start working and earning earlier.

Typical Degree Programme

Visit the MA overview page for general information on our MA degree programme.

Level 1

Modules include:

The Globalising World: HU12001
Semester 2, 20 credits
This module highlights the connections between political, economic, social and cultural aspects of life in an increasingly "globalised" international environment and explores and evaluates the arguments surrounding the nature and extent of the process of globalization in the contemporary international system. The following key areas will be explored; the cold war world, decolonization, theories of post-colonialism and post-colonialism culture, power in the post-cold war world order, the processes of globalization, the united nations system, European integration, new security challenges and the emerging world economic order.

Read more about HU12001

  • Language 1 - Two Level 1 modules in *Practical French or German or Spanish
  • Language 2 - Two Level 1 modules in *Practical French or German or Spanish

Plus one of the following modules:

  • Age of Revolution c.1750 to 1850: HY11004
    Semester 2, 20 credits
    What do we mean by the term 'revolution' and are there differing definitions of what is meant by revolution when applied to events taking place across Europe and North America during the period 1750 to 1850? This module aims to address such questions by examining the political and social impact of revolution in America and France, the causes and consequences of Industrial Revolution in Britain, the revolution in ideas during the Enlightenment, over the period 1750 and 1850, and debates and interpretations about this 'age of revolution'. This module will also promote an awareness of a range of different approaches and sources which are available for the study of the past through a broad comparative survey of different peoples and different states.

    Find out more about HY11004

  • Plato and the Good Life: PI11006
    Semester 1, 20 credits
    This module introduces philosophy through the works of Plato and by asking the question: what is the good life? This question and Plato's answers to it are among the most enduring themes in the Western tradition of thought. The module will introduce Plato with a variety of philosophical texts focused on the 'good life'. Students will be exposed to a range of philosophical methods and approaches, from Platonic dialogue to recent essays, and will be introduced to key skills in philosophical reading and critical assessment.

    Find out more about PI11006

  • Descartes, Thought and Reality: PI11007
    Semester 2, 20 credits
    This module will study the main concepts and methods of Descartes' Meditations and compare different philosophical conceptions of the relation between thought and reality, and mind and body. Students will develop a critical understanding of Descartes' position in modern western philosophy. The module will expose students to a range of philosophical methods and approaches, from Meditations to philosophical letters and essays, and will build key skills in philosophical reading and critical assessment.

    Find out more about PI11007

  • Politics and Public Policy: PO11001
    Semester 1, 20 credits
    This module looks at UK politics. It has three sections:

    • Political and civil institutions in the UK. Who actually governs the UK and how?
    • How we choose and influence our leaders and how civil society is maintained (e.g. law and order)
    • UK public policy in action

    Read more about PO11001

*Please note: There are two languages streams in French and Spanish: one for those with a Higher or an A-Level; the other for complete or near beginners. In German there is only one stream for those with a Higher or A-Level.

Level 2

Modules include:

Contemporary Challenges for Europe: EU21002
Semester 1, 20 credits
The European Union faces many challenges including constitutional issues, the management of the single currency, the consequences of enlargement and the questions of national identity posed by migration. This module draws on ideas from geography, history, economics and politics to offer a unique perspective on important contemporary issues affecting the future of Europe.

Read more about EU21002

  • Language 1 - Two Level 2 modules in *Practical French or German or Spanish
  • Language 2 - Two Level 2 modules in *Practical French or German or Spanish

Plus one of the following modules:

Modules include:

The Globalising World: HU12001
Semester 2, 20 credits
This module highlights the connections between political, economic, social and cultural aspects of life in an increasingly "globalised" international environment and explores and evaluates the arguments surrounding the nature and extent of the process of globalization in the contemporary international system. The following key areas will be explored; the cold war world, decolonization, theories of post-colonialism and post-colonialism culture, power in the post-cold war world order, the processes of globalization, the united nations system, European integration, new security challenges and the emerging world economic order.

Read more about HU12001

Plus one of the following:

  • Europe in Transition, 1870-1922: HY22004
    Semester 2, 20 credits
    How did Europe become 'modern'? Globalisation started already in the 19th century with the transition from slow moving agricultural societies to modern, fast-moving, inter-connected, industrial societies with mass-politics and mass-culture, extending from Europe across the globe. This module provides you with a survey of the major aspects of political, economic, social and cultural developments in Europe from 1870 to 1922. This was an age of rapid transition from pre-democratic, agricultural village society to urban mass-society, globalising economic structures, rising prosperity and political democratisation.

    Find out more about HY22004

  • Hume and Recent European Philosophy (problems of the self): PI22002
    Semester 1, 20 credits

    This module covers two topics: the work of the great Scottish philosopher, David Hume, and the Continental tradition of phenomenology. Hume wrote during the Enlightenment, a period in which the European intellectual climate was characterised by a rejection of dogmatism and superstition, a stress on human nature, faith in science, and optimism in the use of reason as a power by which humans may understand the universe. While Hume fully embraces the first three of these, he aimed to curb over-inflated confidence in the power of reason. We study his arguments critically and in depth. In the second part of this module we enquire into the nature of subjectivity in the phenomenological and existentialist philosophy, of Edmund Husserl, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Simone de Beauvoir. Through their radical understanding of perception, embodiment and freedom, we will re-think many of the traditional philosophical approaches to meaning and reality.

    Read more about PI22002

  • Comparative Politics: PO22002
    Semester 2, 20 credits
    This module provides an introduction to the study of comparative politics. It explores areas such as power, political culture, party systems and political behaviour. It does this through the study of:

    • Comparative methodology: how do we compare political systems?
    • Two case studies (usually two of Russia, the USA and Spain)

    Find out more about PO22002

*Please note: There are two languages streams in French and Spanish, depending on your qualifications/ experience on entry.

Level 3

A total of 4 modules, including:

Please note: Alternatively, the whole or part of Level 3 can be spent studying at a partner university in France, Germany or Spain

Level 4

A total of 4 modules, including:

At all Levels exam and continuous assessment marks are combined to arrive at your final grade. For continuous assessment at Levels 1 and 2, you usually write essays on topics chosen by your tutor, but by the time you are in Levels 3 and 4 you will often tackle projects and presentations on subjects of your own choice.

As a European Studies graduate, you will have gained a range of transferable skills during your studies, including skills in research, written and oral presentation, and intercultural mediation skills.

Our graduates work in a range of areas, including education, archives, politics, government services, journalism, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), with some starting their own businesses.

The following are the minimum requirements, please note qualifications have to be obtained at the first sitting of examinations.

Please note that the entry requirements in our printed prospectus may be subject to change. The entry requirements listed below are up to date and should be referred to in case of any discrepancy.

Level 1 entry

Qualification Minimum Grade Typical Grade
SQA Higher BBBB AABB
GCE A-Level BCC BBB
ILC Higher AABB
IB Diploma 30 points (including 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level)
Essential Subjects None, but see requirements for other Joint Honours subjects
EU & International Visit our EU and International webpages for entry requirements tailored to your home country
Other Qualifications
SQA A relevant HNC with grade B in the Graded Unit (Level 1 entry)
Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with CC at Advanced Higher (Level 1 entry)
SWAP Access Programmes Relevant subjects with ABB grades to include English Literature/Language at SCQF Level 6 and Communication 4 plus Literature 1 (Level 1 entry)
EDEXCEL A relevant BTEC Extended Diploma with DDM (Level 1 entry)
Advanced Diploma Grade B with ASL-A Level at B (Level 1 entry)
Welsh Baccalaureate Pass with A Levels at BB (Level 1 entry)
European Baccalaureate

70% overall with 7 in English (Level 1 entry)

Entry to English Literature courses requires Higher at B, A-Level at C or equivalent in English/English Literature.
Applicants with alternative overseas qualifications should visit the relevant country page on our International website.

Advanced Entry (to Level 2)

Qualification Grade
SQA Advanced Higher AB (Advanced Higher) + BB (Higher) in different subjects
GCE A-Level ABB
IB Diploma 34 points (including 6, 6, 5 at Higher Level)
Essential Subjects None, but see requirements for other Joint Honours subjects
Other Qualifications
SQA A relevant HND with grade BB in the Graded Units (Level 2 entry)
Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction with AB at Advanced Higher (Level 2 entry)
EDEXCEL A relevant BTEC Extended Diploma with DDD (Level 2 entry)
Advanced Diploma Grade A with ASL-A Level at B (Level 2 entry)
Welsh Baccalaureate Pass with A Levels at AA (Level 2 entry)
European Baccalaureate

75% overall with 7.5 in English (Level 2 entry)

Entry to English Literature courses requires Higher at B, A-Level at C or equivalent in English/English Literature.
Applicants with alternative overseas qualifications should visit the relevant country page on our International website.

There have been many changes to the arrangements for funding students entering higher education in recent years, yet a degree from the University of Dundee, with its high rate of employment success, remains a cost-effective option.

The fees you pay will, in most cases, depend on your current country of residence.

The fee shown is annual, and may be subject to an increase each year.

Fee categoryFees for students starting September 2015
Scottish students £1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2014 entry). Fees for September 2015 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2015.
Rest of UK students £9,000 per year, for a maximum of 3 years, even if you are studying a four year degree. See our scholarships for rest of UK applicants."
EU students £1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2014 entry). Fees for September 2015 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2015.
Overseas students (non-EU) £12,950 per year of study. See our scholarships for international applicants."

Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government.

Rest of the UK students can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.

The Dundee MA degrees follow the distinctive pattern of many Scottish universities by offering a broad-based education that requires you to study a number of different subjects in Levels 1 and 2 (Level 2 only for Advanced Entry Honours degrees). You do not have to finalise your choice of degree course until you are better able to appreciate both the nature of the subjects you are studying and the relationships between them. However, you must make an initial choice of course on the application form and we would expect you to provide some evidence of your enthusiasm for your chosen course and details of any relevant experience.

We use a range of learning methods at Dundee: you will be expected to respond to the information and advice provided by academic staff, especially in lectures; to prepare for and participate in tutorial discussion or to work in practical classes; to work individually or in groups on set assignments such as essays and projects; and to 'read round' the subject. Consequently, we are looking for evidence that you are capable of working systematically, of responding to the guidance of your teachers, and that you have both the ability and enthusiasm to successfully complete a degree programme.

This is an interdisciplinary programme to which the study of economics, geography, history, law, languages, philosophy and politics all contribute. So it would be helpful if you can indicate any particular experience, or interest, you may have in any of these subjects. Some interest in a historical approach to European matters will be appropriate, but so will an interest in current affairs, as the course is much concerned with the issues which confront Europe at present. Any sort of evidence that you have a serious interest in, and intelligent awareness of, contemporary Europe would be of help to you.

Mature students may relate how any life experiences will enhance their approaches to the study of history.

What is important to us, in your application, is the evidence provided by the grades you have attained, or are predicted to attain, in your examinations, along with whatever you and your referee can point to indicating both your special interest in any of our subject areas, and your general liveliness of mind.

Your personal statement is an opportunity to say why you should be offered a place to study in Dundee. We are looking for applicants with an ability to express opinions clearly with reasoned support and evidence, who are open to critical guidance, and who have a commitment to high standards of achievement in all they do. These qualities can be demonstrated through academic attainment, paid or voluntary work, and extra-curricular activities of all kinds.

Referees should concisely indicate your analytical abilities, communication skills, capacity for academic work, and commitment to your studies. We will be interested to hear about examples of initiative, leadership, and any evidence of organisational skills. Indicators of a positive outlook and engagement with social and cultural activities will be welcome, as will an assessment of your potential to develop in the university environment.

We will consider applications to one or more MA courses at Dundee: each application will be considered on its merits. We are looking for applicants who either have achieved, or will achieve, the published requirements in terms of Highers, Advanced Highers, A-Levels or acceptable alternative qualifications.

Please apply via UCAS



Degree UCAS Code KIS Data
European Studies MA (Hons)LNR0
European Studies and Economics MALR18
European Studies and English MAQR38
European Studies and European Languages & Culture MARR89
European Studies and Geography MALR78
European Studies and History MARV81
European Studies and International Relations MALR28
European Studies and Philosophy MARV85
European Studies and Psychology MACR88