University of Oxford

Degree level: Postgraduate

Politics (European Politics and Society) (Taught)

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Course summary

The information provided on this page was correct at the time of publication (November 2022). For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas. The MPhil in Politics (European Politics and Society) is an advanced two-year graduate degree which provides training in research techniques and methodology and enables you to acquire substantive knowledge in this sub-area of the discipline. It is also suitable if you later wish to embark upon doctoral research. The MPhil in Politics (European Politics and Society) is taught by a group of scholars who specialise in all aspects of European politics, including European integration, comparative European government, Europe’s external relations and the political systems of individual European countries. The MPhil offers the opportunity to engage with scholars and practitioners from various European countries and institutions, and will provide you with a solid foundation for a wide range of careers, including academic, professional, commercial, diplomatic and governmental positions. The approach to teaching comprises intensive and interactive work between you and your supervisor and course teachers, combined with a carefully planned programme of classes, seminars and lectures, as well as directed self-study. In the first year, you must complete core classes and tutorials in European Governance and a programme of research methods training, which includes core courses in statistics and research design and specialised elective courses. In your second year, you must write a thesis and complete two specialist optional papers. Options that have been offered in recent years include:

  • The Political Sociology of Post-Communist Societies
  • Comparative Political Economy of Advanced Democracies
  • EU Foreign Policy
  • Protest, Social Movements and Revolution


Entry requirements

For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas


Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Politics (European Politics and Society) at University of Oxford - UCAS