LLM Law and Governance of the European Union
The LLM Law and Governance of the European Union is a unique interdisciplinary programme, at the interplay of law and politics. Modules are offered by the Law School and the School of European Languages, Translation and Politics. The programme allows a broad choice between modules focusing on EU level governance and modules dealing with governance within the EU. Moreover, it provides a unique offer of modules on governance and regulation theory, as well as research methodology. The programme will therefore particularly appeal to those with an interest in European governance and the interplay between law and politics, and those aiming at careers in the public or consultancy sector with a European dimension or in academia.
LLM European Legal Studies
The LLM European Legal Studies provides a rich diversity of modules dealing with EU law or comparative law within a European context. Although offered entirely by the Law School, the programme is characterised by a contextual approach to the study of EU law. Students can also choose some optional law modules which are not EU related. The programme appeals to students with an interest in a legal career with a European or international dimension, or career in public sector or international organisations with such a dimension.
MSc Econ European Governance and Public Policy
The MSc Econ European Governance and Public Policy provides a political science perspective on issues of governance and policy-making in a European context, and is offered by the School for European Languages, Translation and Politics. The course combines the study of key aspects of the European Union with the comparative analysis of leading EU nations such as Germany, France, Italy and Britain. This Masters degree will train you to critically assess political concepts and arguments, as well as prepare you to pursue further research in the field of European integration and public policy.
MA European Studies
This MA is offered by the School for European Languages, Translation and Politics and focuses on the politics, culture and society of Europe. It shows how Europe is coping with globalisation and how it is handling issues such as nationalism, regionalism and economic integration. It also looks at a fascinating sample of the literature, cinema and philosophy and asks: what does this work tell us about Europe today? It gives you the chance to conduct research on particular countries of interest (France, UK, Germany … ) and even to develop your translation skills.
PhD research programmes
Both the Law School and the School of European Languages, Translation and Politics have well established PhD programmes.
If you are interested in a PhD in the Law School on a topic of EU law, EU governance and regulation, or on the interplay between law and politics in the EU, you can contact Prof. Stijn Smismans (firstname.lastname@example.org). For general and practical information on the Law School's PhD programme, see
If you are interested in a PhD in public policy in the EU, in the School of European Languages, Translation and Politics, you can contact Prof. Alistair Cole (Colea@cf.ac.uk). For general and practical information on the PhD Programme of the School of European Languages, Translation and Politics, see http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/europ/degreeprogrammes/pgresearch/index.html