International Politics

Trinity College Dublin

International Politics

Is This Course For Me?
The course aims to provide students with the necessary skills for a range of research-related careers, as well as careers in other areas. It is suitable for students who wish to progress to doctoral research, or to pursue careers in applied policy research, the civil service, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, or the media.

Subjects taught

Students take four compulsory modules and four elective modules.

Core modules include: International Politics; International Conflict; Research Design; Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods.

Elective modules vary from year to year. In recent years, electives on offer include: Government and Politics of the EU; The Political Economy of International Development; Russian Politics under Putin; Interviews in Political Science; Great Power Politics; Middle Eastern Politics; Global Justice; European Union Policy Making; State and Society in the Developing World; Varieties of Authoritarianism; Economic Inequality and Democracy; and Political Illiberalism.

Students must also complete a 10,000-word dissertation.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Candidates should normally have achieved an upper second-class Honours degree or higher from an established university. GPA scores of at least 3.3, or equivalent, are expected from international applicants. A background in a social science is advantageous 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 or Law.

Application dates

Closing Date: 28th June 2024


1 Year Full Time
2 years Part Time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2024

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Career Opportunities
You will develop the necessary skills for a range of research-related careers in the fields of applied policy research, business, government, law, media, international aid, and international governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as a solid foundation for research PhDs.

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  • 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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