International Scholarships

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

[Europe] Erasmus Mundus Scholarship in International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS)

The IMESS degree offers four distinct but related study tracks, reflecting the expertise of the consortium institutions. Students enrol onto one of the four tracks and specialise in one of the partner institution languages. Each track combines compulsory language training, research methodology, specialist electives and an extended research dissertation. The study tracks are:

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

Each track begins in year 1 with a combination of language training (16 ECTS), courses in research methods relevant to the chosen track (20 ECTS) and specialist electives (24 ECTS). In year 2 (60 ECTS) all students continue to receive language training, supplement their research methods training, choose from a range of specialist electives and produce an advanced research dissertation. Throughout the programme students benefit from involvement in the active research environment and expertise provided by each institution.

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, students acquire the skills to identify and critically analyse key factors shaping the economies, states and societies of the expanding European region and to formulate appropriate and effective policy responses.

Applications, Scholarships and Fees
The IMESS programme has two deadlines. The next Erasmus Mundus (EM) scholarship deadline is 18 January 2008. The closing date for all other applications for 2008 entry is April 18th.

Minimum Admission Requirements
All applicants should hold an upper second class honours degree (or overseas equivalent) with honours in a relevant subject area and must provide evidence of English proficiency (IELTS/TEOFL Advanced Level – see FAQs for full requirements in subtests and overall scores).

For more information, please visit the official announcement.

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