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Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered byMonash European and EU Centre
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


The Monash European and European Union Centre provides a focus for multidisciplinary teaching and research in European and European Union (EU) studies. It gives particular attention to the European Union and its significance on the world scene, including in the Asia-Pacific. The centre is also committed to highlight Europe's cultural, social, linguistic and intellectual heritage as reflected in the diversity of its peoples. It promotes top-quality research on Europe and the European Union.


2846 Master of Arts by Research and Coursework

The entry below only details the coursework component of this degree. For all requirements including the research/thesis component refer to the full course entry.

Offered by the Monash European and EU Centre

This program will enable students to focus their studies around a research thesis in European/European Union Studies. The coursework component is designed to explore the significance of the European Union and its peoples not only in Europe and the EU's neighbouring countries, but also on the wider international scene. It aims to provide students with a deep understanding of the institutional framework and policy-making processes of the European Union and its relations with non-EU countries, regions and international organisations. It investigates its political, legal, economic, social, humanitarian, environmental, and security implications for Europe and for the international system.


Students complete 24 points at fifth year level from:

  • APG5435 European Union: History, debates, politics
  • APG5436 Comparative regionalism
  • APG5437 Business, civil society and lobbying in the European Union
  • APG5438 The European Union and the world
  • APG5439 Research paper in European and international studies
  • APG5440 European study abroad, part A
  • APG5441 European study abroad, part B
  • APG5442 Intensive European Union study in Europe*
  • APG5443 European Union/diplomacy and trade internship
  • APG5897 Researching the EU from a global perspective
  • APG5898 The EU and the developing world

* Taught in Prato, Italy. This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.

Students may also take other fifth-year units in cognate areas with the approval of the course coordinator, including those in the list of elective units in course 3924 Master of European and International Studies, and in the faculties of Arts, Business and Economics and Law. Units from these faculties can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool ( The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code.

Further courses

For a list of units in this area of study refer to the requirements for courses listed under 'Relevant courses'.

Relevant courses

  • 3924 Master of European and International Studies
  • 4411 Master of International Business and Master of European and International Studies
  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.