MA Double Degree in Emerging Europe in a Global Perspective

  • study at two leading Centres that focus on contemporary European issues and compare perspectives from the frontiers of the EU

  • deepen your knowledge on the political, social and economic transformations in Central and Eastern Europe and apply them to discourses in the UK

  • Critically analyse EU integration from an integrated East-West perspective

» Entry Requirements

Recruitment through Aston:

Normally, a 2.1 in a degree taken in an appropriate subject at a British university or equivalent.

Detailed requirements please find here

Admission requirements for the Jagiellonian:

All candidates must either hold (or expect to obtain) a BA degree from a recognised and accredited university or an equivalent first-cycle degree earned in countries where BA degrees are not offered. Candidates possessing an MA degree may also apply. While a degree in a relevant subject area is preferred, all applicants who can demonstrate interest in European Studies are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must satisfy the requirements of both institutions in order to be accepted .

For the Aston component of the Double Masters, candidates whose first language is not English must satisfy one of the following minimal requirements:

  •  An English language score of 6.5 in IELTS (with a minimum of Band 7 in Writing and Band 6 in Speaking, Reading and Listening)  or
  • A TOFEL score of 105 with 25 minimum in Writing and Speaking and 23 minimum in Reading and Listening) or
  • Pearson Academic results of minimum 68 in Writing and Speaking and minimum 61 in Listening and Reading, or
  • Evidence that their undergraduate degree was taught mainly or entirely in English

No knowledge of Polish is required to complete this Double Masters programme, as modules are taught in English at both Aston and Jagiellonian. 

» Tuition and Fees

1st year at Aston University 
Fees per year for 2018 entry*: 
UK/ EU: £6,000
Non-EU: £14,400  
*These figures have not been confirmed, but they are expected to be approximately as stated. Part-time students pay a pro-rata version of full-time fees.
2nd year at the Jagiellonian University: 
Fees per year for 2018 entry: 
EU citizens : 3500 euro 
Non-EU citizens: 4500 euro 

» Course Outline


The new MA in Emerging Europe in a Global Perspective aims to attract students with a keen interest in international politics and a desire to explore the multifaceted issues of governance from a unique perspective. Aston University and the UK offer insight into matters affecting the core of European politics. The Jagiellonian and Poland, however, represent the periphery, the relatively new member state with a distinct historical heritage and a whole raft of different governance issues.

By critically analysing both these perspectives and players, graduates of the programme will gain insight into the whole gamut of governance related aspects at play in the two countries. Furthermore, this broader understanding will also permit graduates to  and in related countries.

Learning, Teaching and Assessment:

With tuition from experts in the field and specialists, graduates have access to some of the leading lights in the discipline. Teaching embraces modern technology but also puts the learner at the heart of the learning process and provides an enviable number of contact hours in comparison with rival programmes. The large number of available options and electives means that participants are able to tailor the programme to match their own research interests.

Career Prospects:

The perfect choice for anyone looking for a career in government and politics, especially with a European dimension. Transferable skills and competencies gained form studying and working in different European countries are a unique and valuable asset to graduates from the programme. A Double Degree is a much sought after commodity and graduates of course receive a degree from both Aston and the Jagiellonian.

» Teaching Staff