What better place to experience the cut and thrust of legislative operations than the Scottish Parliament - at a pivotal time in its history as the debate continues over Scotland's national identity and political future within Great Britain and Europe. Offered during the semester only, this exciting program with the prestigious University of Edinburgh brings you a unique opportunity to help make history by working with members of the Scottish Parliament, which re-opened in 1999 after its suspension in 1707.
This is an unparalleled practical and academic experience for students of government, law, politics, history, economics or sociology. You’ll delve into the culture, history and politics of Scotland and the U.K. through engaging academic courses and the opportunity to complete significant research under the direction of a member of the Scottish Parliament.
The first five weeks are spent taking 3 courses that give an in-depth understanding of Scottish Politics, Public Policy, and U.K. Government with the Institute for Governance at the prestigious University of Edinburgh. The remaining nine weeks are spent working full-time with an assigned MSP and their staff in their office in the Scottish parliament.
As the program only offers a few spots, it is highly selective and therefore only open to students who, at the point of application, are juniors or above and have taken at least four courses in relevant subject areas (i.e. Politics, International Relations, Government, Social/Public Policy, Criminal Justice), having achieved grades B or above.
Courses in Scottish/British politics and Scottish society/culture taught by expert faculty in the University of Edinburgh's Academy of Governance, ranked 17th in the world in QS World Rankings 2015.
This relatively small parliament works very closely with local communities, and you may be significantly involved in speech writing, planning and community issues, enhancing your leadership and communication skills.
You’ll be matched with a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) according to your mutual policy interests.
You are often given unparalleled access not only to your own MSPs but also to key figures in Scottish and British politics through party conferences, campaigning, national initiatives and PR events.
In many ways, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) represents the type of contrast you will find so fascinating while studying in Australia; a downtown urban campus in Brisbane that is bordered by the Brisbane River and the Botanical Garden providing a combination of modern buildings and a beautiful physical environment; a university that has technology in its name but offers innovative and exciting opportunities in the performing arts, and a creative multi-disciplinary approach to the social sciences and humanities.
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a dynamic university that offers study abroad students creative, multi-disciplinary approaches to social sciences, humanities and performing arts in addition to highly innovative technology courses. It’s perfect if you are majoring in media, creative design, fashion, business, education, engineering and IT.
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The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and highest ranked university, with hundreds of course options and a focus on STEM subjects, including biology, marine studies and engineering, as well as anthropology, ethnology, and Māori and Pacific studies. Field study options available in some areas give you the opportunity to apply the concepts you are learning in the classroom to the real world. Additionally, their AACSB accredited Business School is located in the brand new, purpose-built Owen G. Glenn Building.
More than 2,500 Māori students, 3,500 South Pacific Islanders, 15,500 students of Asian background and 6,000 international students give Auckland the vibrant diversity that makes it such an exciting learning community.
Auckland is an easy jumping off point to travel around to the rest of the country and is an easily accessible city.
Though the largest city in New Zealand, Auckland is still easy to walk around and has a great cafe and shopping culture.
With over 200 clubs and societies, there's a club for every taste. From tramping, canoeing, photography, and politics, to cosplay, drinking wine or eating desserts, clubs help balance your studies and grow your network.