Scottish Parlamentary Program, Arcadia University, United Kingdom

Publish Date: Jan 14, 2016

Deadline: Mar 31, 2016

Event Dates: from May 05, 2016 12:00 to Jul 30, 2016 12:00

Legislative experience in a dynamic government at a pivotal time

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 over national identity and the merits of devolved government are decided upon in a referendum? This exciting program with the prestigious University of Edinburgh, is offered during both the semester and the summer. It 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 UK through engaging academic courses and the opportunity to complete significant research under the direction of a member of the Scottish Parliament. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • As the core courses are taught at an advanced level, previous university-level coursework in political science and/or related fields is required.

Fees & Scholarship Details

Fall 2015 8/31/2015 12/19/2015 15 $19,740 4/1/2015 MORE INFO
Spring 2016 1/11/2016 4/30/2016 15 $20,350 10/15/2015 MORE INFO
Summer 2016 5/28/2016 7/30/2016 9 $14,300 3/31/2016 MORE INFO

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.


Scholarships for Study Abroad

The College of Global Studies at Arcadia has one of the most extensive scholarship programs of any study abroad organization. As a non-profit university, Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participation in an Arcadia program and staying home. Eligibility for our scholarships is based on financial need and approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award.

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