Gender Politics & International Relations

UCD School of Politics & International Relations is the oldest and largest school of its kind in Ireland with over 150 years of experience in political studies and a world-renowned faculty drawn from many countries.

The MA in Gender, Politics and International Relations is an intensive course that prepares you for a career in research, policy, or advocacy in international organisations, governmental and non-governmental bodies, or academia.

Gender is a fundamental aspect of both the international and domestic political systems. This programme facilitates students to become specialists in understanding how gender shapes both individual and group interactions with politics on the national and global level.

Programme Outcomes
To thoroughly familiarise students with cutting edge research in the broad area of gender, politics and international relations.

Allow students to connect theoretical debates on gender with real-world political issues and policymaking.

Facilitate students' professional development to work as gender experts.

Expand students' methodological research expertise.

Develop students' independent research capabilities.

Enhance students' writing skills.

Develop oral presentation skills.

Enhance teamwork skills.

Entry requirements

A primary degree with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1 (2H1) in a relevant subject such as political science, international relations, social science, sociology, history, geography, economics, global studies, public policy, development studies, EU studies, law. 2H1 is equivalent to 60 per cent, B minus or 3.08 GPA - in American system: B or 3.00 GPA.

Your application will be considered on its individual merits and relevant professional experience will also be taken into account.

English language requirements: applicants whose first language is not English should have met TOEFL, IELTs, or computer-based TOEFL requirements (600, 6.5, or 250 respectively), or the Cambridge English Test (Certificate in Advanced English at a minimum of Grade B, or Certificate of Proficiency in English at Grade C). Applicants who obtained a previous degree from an English-speaking university may be exempted from this requirement.

Students meeting the programme's academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD's Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master's Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information http://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/pathways/

Subjects taught

The MA in Gender, Politic and International Relations is a 90-credit programme. Full-time students must take a total of 60 credits between core and optional taught modules. Students must also submit a thesis worth 30 credits that will be written during the summer trimester. MA students have the option of pursuing an internship in lieu of a thesis.

Autumn Trimester

Core Modules
POL42040 Gender & the Political System (10)
POL42330 Research Design (10)

Option Modules
GS40030 Gender, Inequality and Policy (10)
POL40050 Theories of Internat.Relations (10)
POL40130 Development and Global Justice (10)
POL40140 International Political Theory (10)
POL40320 Africa:Crisis & Opportunity? (10)
POL40820 Governing the Global Economy (10)
POL40950 Introduction to Statistics (10)
POL40970 Politics European Governance (10)
POL41020 Politics of Human Rights (10)
POL41510 Middle East & North Africa (10)
POL41650 Global Political Econ ofEurope (10)
POL41910 Political Violence (10)
POL41930 Psychology of Conflict in MENA (10)
POL42080 Global Classroom (10)
POL42340 Programming for Soc Scientists (10)

Spring Trimester

Core Modules
POL41720 Gender, Peace, and Security (10)

Option Modules
POL40100 Politics of Development (10)
POL40160 Comparative Public Policy (10)
POL40370 International Political Econom (10)
POL40540 Comparative European Politics (10)
POL40610 EU Foreign and Security Policy (10)
POL41030 Theory of Human Rights (10)
POL41640 Qual Research Methods for Pol (10)
POL41780 The Politics of Inequality (10)
POL41860 Governance, Pol, Dev 10cr (10)
POL41920 Pol. Behavior in Middle East (10)
POL41980 Peace & Conflict Studies (10)
POL42000 Political Theory and the EU (10)
POL42050 Quantitative Text Analysis (10)
POL42060 International Security (10)
POL42070 Politics of (mis-)information (10)

Summer Trimester
POL42300 SPIRE Internship (30)
or
POL42310 Thesis (30)

Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Fees

MA Gender, Politics and International Relations (W458) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 8525
nonEU fee per year - € 19900

MA Gender, Politics and International Relations (W459) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 5600
nonEU fee per year - € 9950

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

SPIRe's MA Internship opportunities.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake:2020/2021 September

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Careers & Employability
Recent graduates of UCD School of Politics & International Relations now work in:

United Nations, New York and Geneva
World Trade Organisation
Asia Development Bank
Saatchi & Saatchi
Credit Suisse First Boston

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    MA

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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