International Politics

Course Description
The objective of the course is to develop students' knowledge of international politics with a comprehensive empirical approach to understanding many prominent problems in contemporary world politics, especially topics where domestic and international politics cannot be understood in isolation from each other. These topics include democratisation, international cooperation, development and foreign aid, international conflict as well as the politics of many environmental issues and their implications for the politics of developing countries. Students will also receive training in research methods.

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have achieved an upper second class honour degree or higher from an established university. GPA scores of at least 3.3 out of 4, or equivalent, will be expected from international applicants. A background in a social science will be an advantage but not a necessity. Applications are expected from candidates with a single or joint honours degree in Political Science, Economics, European Studies, History, Sociology, Business and Law.

Subjects taught

The M.Sc. course consists of four compulsory modules and four elective (half) modules. The compulsory modules are:

International Politics
International Conflict
Research Design
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods

The elective modules on offer vary from year to year.

In 2020-21 these included:

Global Justice
State and Society in the Developing World
Russian Politics under Putin
The Political Economy of International Development
Varieties of Authoritarianism
Interviews in Political Science
Environmental Politics
Economic Inequality and Democracy
Violence and Political Order
European Union Policy Making
Political Illiberalism

Duration

1 Year Full Time/2 years Part Time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake September 2020

More details
  • Qualification letters

    M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip.

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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