Politics & International Relations - European Public Affairs & Law
MEconSc European Public Affairs & Law
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
An intensive, multi-disciplinary and tightly-focused programme of study on the European Union; its development, structures, decision-making and law as well as a major focus on the Union's growing international role and capacity.
- designed to equip graduates with strong expertise in contemporary European affairs, based on a genuinely inter-disciplinary approach to the comparative study of Europe and the European Union.
- core modules in the internal and external affairs of the European Union, paying particular attention to contemporary changes in political and economic governance of the Euro area.
Vision and Values Statement
This programme aspires to nurture first-rate specialists in European public affairs and law capable of decisively intervening in some of the most urgent and practical areas of public policy of our day.
To fully appraise students of key issues in European public affairs and law
develop methodological research expertise
develop oral presentation skills
develop students' capacities for critical reflection on European policies and processes
enhance group work skills
enhance students' research and writing skills
The MEconSc European Public Affairs and Law is a 90-credit programme. Full time students must take three 10-credit modules 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.
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. Click here for further info.
- 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/
These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes.
MEconSc European Public Affairs & Law FT (W216)
MEconSc European Public Affairs & Law PT (W264)
* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No
The applicants should have earned an undergraduate 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/international law with at least Upper Second Class Honours, or its equivalent (an overall GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher in the American system). Relevant professional experience will also be taken into account.
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.
MEconSc European Public Affairs & Law (W216) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 8525
nonEU fee per year - € 19900
MEconSc European Public Affairs & Law (W264) 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: 2020/2021 September
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Careers & Employability
Whether working in the private, public or voluntary sectors, the ability to explain Europe's past, to analyze it's present and to advise on its future is of crucial importance. The MEconSc qualifies students to work in variety of spheres, including the institutions of the EU and other international organizations; national government structures; think tanks and other policy-oriented research groups.