Masters in Economy, State and Society

An Erasmus Mundus Masters Course 120 ECTS over 2 years UK – Czech Republic – Estonia – Finland – Hungary – Poland – Russia

Deadline: 05/01/2010
Open to: EU and non EU students
Scholarship: full under Erasmus Mundus

The International (IMESS) is an established two-year double degree Masters programme, taught in English and offered by a consortium of leading European universities headed by UCL – London’s research and teaching powerhouse and one of the top five universities worldwide (THES–QS 2009). IMESS draws on an unparalleled pool of resources to offer the definitive Masters course focusing on the economies, states and societies of Central and Eastern Europe.

The programme, recognised for its excellence by the European Union’s Erasmus Mundus Programme, offers three distinct study tracks, reflecting the unique multidisciplinary expertise of the consortium institutions.

The study tracks are:

* Economics and Business
* Politics and Security
* Nation, History and Society

Each track combines specialist electives (economics, politics, society or history), research methods training (social sciences or humanities), and language tuition (Czech, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Polish or Russian) with an advanced research dissertation conducted during the latter part of the degree.

Click here for a detailed Programme Overview.

Who is IMESS for?

The Masters programme is designed to attract and challenge the brightest EU and international students (final year undergraduates may apply) as well as professionals wishing to retrain to acquire European expertise and meet the challenges of the changing global environment. Evidence of English language ability is essential but there are no other language pre-requisites. Students from all states may apply to the programme and there are Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for both EU and non-EU students.

Additionally, for established International Scholars the IMESS consortium offers a number of Research Fellowships of between 2 weeks and 3 months to be spent at one of the consortium universities, conducting research in the spirit of IMESS and contributing to the teaching of IMESS.

What is IMESS for?

The central objective of the programme is to enhance global understanding and awareness of the wider European region. As well as developing cultural and linguistic knowledge of both Eastern and Western Europe, participants acquire the skills to identify and critically analyse key factors shaping the economies, states and societies of the expanding European region.

IMESS is creating a pool of expertise for conducting advanced research for public or private sector organisations and is fast becoming the programme of choice for students with a serious interest in the economies, states and societies of the wider European region.

Enquiries to: Programme Admissions with subject line: ‘IMESS enquiry’

Applications to IMESS

For entry in 2010, the Erasmus Mundus (EM) Scholarship deadline is 05 January 2010. The final closing date for self-funded student applications is 26 April 2010. Applicants in the final stages of their undergraduate degree may apply but they must be able to present their transcript of marks by no later than 31 August of the relevant year of entry.

Minimum Admission Requirements

All applicants should hold (or expect to obtain) an upper second class honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject area. Where the Bachelors degree is in an unrelated subject, candidates must demonstrate their interest in IMESS through the supplementary questionnaire.

All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programme. For IMESS admissions students must provide evidence of English proficiency – ‘good’ level in accordance with UCL English Language Policy.

More info HERE

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