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School of Politics and International Relations

POL262 European Integration

POL262 (POL262B - Spring) European Integration module at Queen Mary University of London School of Politics and International Relations

(POL262B - Spring)

Level: 5

Semester: B

Credit Value: 15

Module Convenor: Dr Paul Copeland and Dr Sarah Wolff

Overlap: None

Pre-requisite: None

Compulsory for: Semi-compulsory L202, L20Y Associate Availability: Full Year and Autumn only

We begin by studying the most contemporary issue of European Integration: Brexit. In the first four weeks of the module, we analyse why the UK joined when it did, the role it has played in the development of the EU, the position it has taken on key Treaty reforms, and why, in the summer of 2016, it took the decision to leave. This approach provides an insight into a very topical EU issue, while enabling students to learn about the history of the EU in a stimulating and engaging approach. Following this, the remainder of the term will be spent analysing the main theoretical approaches to European integration and its institutional architecture.

Assessment: 1 x 2500 word essay (40%) and 2 hour Exam (60%)


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