At the Belfast School of Art we strive to develop unique photographic voices at the cutting-edge of a contemporary international context, while also mining the specifics of our unique geographical and cultural position.
We have been profiled by the British Journal of Photography as one of the most significant photography schools in Europe. The teaching team is comprised of contemporary practising photographers who exhibit and publish internationally. These include Ailbhe Greaney, Ken Grant, Frederic Huska, Kevin Gaffney, Sandra Johnston and Clare Gallagher, as well as Martin Parr and Donovan Wylie.
Students are often photographers who continue careers with a newly refined expansion of their personal and professional practices. Alongside photographers working in the commercial fields of editorial and design, graduates also publish, exhibit and work as educators and developers of photographic culture.
The course is represented as a member of the Society for Photographic Education with a network of international partners in Europe and America.
For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.
The MA International Political Economy is a 90-credit programme. Full time students must take three 10-credit modules and a research design workshop in the autumn trimester, and three 10-credit modules in the spring trimester. Students must also submit a thesis worth 30-credits or pursue an Internship instead during the summer trimester.
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.
These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.
If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit ulster.ac.uk/englishrequirements for more details on English language requirements.
For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.
To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).
MA International Political Economy (W290) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 8525
nonEU fee per year - € 19900
MA International Political Economy (W291) 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 operates a Graduate Scholarship programme. To access details, see SPIRe Graduate Scholarship Scheme.
Next Intake: 2019/2020 September
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Careers & Employability
Graduates work with international private-sector employers, government agencies and NGOs as:
Government Social Researcher
Public Affairs Consultant
Recent graduates of UCD School of Politics & International Relations now work in:
United Nations, New York and Geneva
World Trade Organisation
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taipei
Asia Development Bank
Dutch-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Korean Foreign Trade Association