The primary focus of the National Centre for Research on Europe remains the development of a new generation of New Zealand graduates with expertise in a range of European issues in order to foster New Zealand's ability to comprehend and interact with the new Europe. This goal is achieved through the postgraduate programmes offered by the Centre, with over 50 thesis students supported by the NCRE in the last six years.
Graduate students are one of the largest and most important parts of the Centre's University community, and through offering financial support, chances for international research trips and internships, and regular contact with European diplomats and political practitioners the Centre aims to provide the Centre a supportive, challenging and academically exciting environment.
- Bachelor of Arts with Honours in European Union Studies - BA (Hons)
- Master of Arts in European Union Studies - MA
- Taught Master in European Union Studies -MEuro
- Doctor of Philosophy in European Union Studies - PhD
If you missed our Postgraduate Showcase, you can find the presentation including information about all our courses here.
The NCRE is part of the NZ European Union Centres Network which each year offers partial Postgraduate Domestic Fee Scholarships and Research Awards for Research and Travel to many Honours, Masters and PhD students at the Network's Partner Institutions. Academic merit is the sole criterion for eligibility.
In addition, the EUCN, in conjunction with Members of the European Parliament's Delegation responsible for relations with Australia and New Zealand, offer a unique opportunity for two postgraduate students a year from any of the Network's Partner Institutions to travel to Europe and work as an intern for a Member of the European Parliament for up to three months.
There are also many scholarships available through the University of Canterbury's own Scholarships Office.
The following links offer some more useful information for prospective postgraduate students to the National Centre for Research on Europe:
- NCRE Postgraduate Course Information
- NCRE Handbook 2012
- NCRE Library Resources
- Surviving the Thesis (PDF, 53 KB) Writing and Study Skills Guidelines
- Planning Your Research (PDF, 115 KB) AFIS Department, University of Canterbury
- UC Postgraduate Qualifications in Arts
- UC General Postgraduate Student Information
- UC Enrolment Information
- UC Research Office
- UC Student Exchange Programmes - Partner Institutions Details
- Postgraduate Exit Survey
Please contact us if you have questions about studying at the NCRE.