Politics & International Relations
GradDip Politics & International Relations
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)
The Grad Dip Politics and International Relations is designed to accommodate the scheduling needs of working professionals in government, journalism, the NGO sector and other areas who wish to deepen their education in politics and international relations whilst continuing their employment.
- 60-credit, part-time programme including six optional 10-credit modules (no particular module is required)
Vision and Values Statement
This programme aims to provide a comprehensive and critical grounding in key issues in politics and international relations and to allow students critically engage with cutting edge issues in the discipline.
- develop oral presentation skills
- develop student's research and professional development skills
- develop students' presentational skills
- enhance group work skills
- enhance students' problem solving power
- equip students with the skills necessary to understand and critically assess issues in politics and international relations
MA Politics & International Relations PT
The Graduate Diploma in Politics and International Relations is a 60-credit programme.
Full time students must take three 10-credit modules in the first trimester and three 10-credit modules in the second trimester.
Depending on their performance, aspirations and selection of modules, students can transfer from the graduate diploma into the MA in the subject area in which they specialised.
Current Modules for Graduate Diploma in Politics and International Relations (credits in parentheses).
Please note this is subject to change.
Theories of International Relations POL40050
Politics of Development POL40100
POL40140 International Political Theory (10)
POL40950 Introduction to Statistics (10)
POL40970 Politics European Governance (10)
POL41020 Politics of Human Rights (10)
POL41650 Global Political Econ ofEurope (10)
POL41800 Theories of Int'l Rels Stream2 (10)
POL41860 Governance, Pol, Dev 10cr (10)
POL41910 Political Violence (10)
POL41930 Psychology of Conflict in MENA (10)
POL42040 Gender & the Political System (10)
POL42340 Programming for Soc Scientists (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)
POL41720 Gender, Peace, and Security (10)
POL41780 The Politics of Inequality (10)
POL41870 Econ & Policy Analysis 1 10cr (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)
This programme is intended for applicants at least a lower or upper second class honours (2.2) or international equivalent in their primary degree 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.
• Professional experience may also be taken into account
• Applicants whose first language is not English should have met the English language requirements as listed on the following link. Applicants who obtained a previous degree from an English-speaking university may be exempted from this requirement.
How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
Grad Dip Politics & International Relations FT (W231)
Duration 1 Years
Attend Full Time
Grad Dip Politics & International Relations PT (W232)
Duration 2 Years
Attend Part Time
* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.
GradDip Politics & International Relations (W231) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 6815
nonEU fee per year - € 13270
GradDip Politics & International Relations (W232) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4510
nonEU fee per year - € 6635
***Fees are subject to change
Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.
Next Intake: 2020/2021 September
Post Course Info
Careers & Employability
Graduates work with a wide variety of international private-sector employers, government agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations such as:
Public Affairs Consultant
Government Social Researcher
Public Relations Officer
Recent graduates of UCD School of Politics & International Relations now work in:
European Institute for the Media
Korean Delegation to the OECD
KPMG Management Consulting
Queen's University Belfast