Trinity's European Studes MPhil is built around a substantial core module (20 ECTS credits), together with a range of options (10 credits each; two per semester to be taken), plus a final dissertation (30 credits) to be written during the summer months. The course is full-time and lasts for 12 months, starting in September. Teaching is spread over 22 weeks from September to the following April. Each taught course module runs for an 11 week period within the 12-week semester, and meets once a week for a two-hour lecture or seminar. Assessment is by a submitted essay (3500-5000 words) in each course; each optional module will account for 10% of the overall programme mark.
A student may apply to the Course Committee, through the Course Director, for permission to take a relevant taught course module in another M.Phil programme offered by the University. Not more than two modules from outside the ES MPhil, and not more than one module from outside the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, will normally be permitted.
Students who meet the requirements and decide that they wish to continue for a research degree will be facilitated in registering in the September when they have submitted their M.Phil. dissertation, thus creating the possibility of moving straight on to the PhD register.
The core module and most of the available options can be clicked below. Please note that Options A to E are available to all students of the MPhil, while the additional options are subject to negotiation and approval by the Course Director. All course elements described in the present web site are subject to availability in any given year.
- Module 1: Core Module: Europe and Its Other(s)
- Module 2: Dissertation
- Module 3: Option A: Figurations of European National Identities
- Module 4: Option B: Cultures of Memory and Identity in Central Europe
- Module 5: Option C: Representations of the Other Europe: Cinema in Communist and Post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe
- Module 6: Option D: Spain's European Identity
- Module 7: Option E: Intellectuals and Commitment
- Approved options within the School (School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies)
- Approved options in the School of Histories and Humanities: Classics and European Identity, Religious Tolerance and Intolerance in Early Modern Europe; The Philosophes and the Public in Enlightenment France
- Approved options in the Department of Political Science: Government Institutions or European Union Government and Politics