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European Studies

Degree Offered: M.A.

Members

Professors

C. Friedrichs, K. Hübner, B. McIlroy, P. Petro, P. Resnick.

Associate Professors

L. Biukovic, J. Dierkes, C. Friedrichs, S. Godfrey, M. Kuus, G. Pailer, Y. Tiberghien.

Assistant Professors

A. Ellermann, G. Feldman, M. Hallensleben, A. Jacobs, A. O'Mahoney.

Note: The Program is not currently accepting applications for admission.

Program Overview

The Institute for European Studies offers a Master of Arts program in European Studies. The M.A. program in European Studies is a two-year, full-time, interdisciplinary course of study that addresses the need for students to meet and understand the complex and changing realities of European politics, economics, and culture in the twenty-first century. With the enlargement of the European Community, Europe represents a major political and cultural force as well as a major trading partner for Canadians. Students trained in the M.A. program will be well-equipped to go on to academic research interests centring on Europe or professional career opportunities with a European focus.

Master of Arts

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the M.A. degree program normally possess a B.A. degree in a related area, and must meet the general admission requirements for master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Applicants who have not taken a history course on Europe in the twentieth-century as a prerequisite must take it as a co-requisite once admitted into the program.

Program Requirements

  • The M.A. in European Studies is awarded on the completion of 30 credits of coursework or 21 credits of coursework plus a 9-credit thesis.
  • Students who have not taken a history course on Europe in the twentieth-century as a prerequisite must take it as a co-requisite while in the program.
  • Students' programs must include five core courses.
  • First-year students in the M.A. program will be expected to take a non-credit pro-seminar in European Studies. The seminar is designed to ensure a sense of community among European Studies students by bringing them together as a group on a regular basis.
  • Elective courses will be selected in consultation with the program's graduate advisor to support the interdisciplinary nature of the program. Electives should constitute a coherent field of study and should include at least one humanities course.

Contact Information

Institute for European Studies
C.K. Choi Building
323-1855 West Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2
Tel: 604.822.1452
Fax: 604.822.3433
Email: europe@interchange.ubc.ca
Web: www.ies.ubc.ca

Page last updated: March 14, 2017

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