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Course summary

This programme offers a comprehensive and advanced understanding of European and International politics in the contemporary world. It leverages insights from a diverse array of disciplines, including:

  • European Studies
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Science
  • Area Studies
Over the course of the programme, you delve deeply into pivotal theories, key issues and debates, and contentious will explore in-depth key theories, issues and controversies in the field. Moreover, you will be encouraged to pursue interdisciplinary studies and cultivate your interests within a lively and intellectually invigorating environment. The programme offers a unique opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions, collaborative research and experiential learning, empowering you to broaden your horizons and develop a nuanced understanding of the subject matter. You will join a vibrant community of students interested in international and European politics, with abundant opportunities to network with your peers, hear from guest speakers and join events organised by the Europa Institute, and engage with the Politics and International Relations faculty. The highlight of the academic year is the study trip to Brussels, which takes in visits to multiple international organisations and non-governmental stakeholders, and offers the opportunity to meet with practitioners, network through the Edinburgh University Brussels Society, and enjoy the accompanying social programme.


See our website for detailed programme information.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.

Fees and funding

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International and European Politics at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS