Politics & International Relations - International Political Economy
MA International Political Economy
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
MA International Political Economy - explores the international trade, monetary and finance systems, the processes of globalisation, the impact of emerging economies, and the causes and consequences of economic underdevelopment.
- probes the linkages of the global economy with international environmental, human rights, gender and migration issues
- includes core modules covering both the 'British' and 'American' schools of IPE.
- allows you to choose to complete a dissertation or apply for an internship.
Who should apply?
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
Vision and Values Statement
This programme aims to transform students into specialists in International Political Economy with the capacity to critically appraise cutting edge debates at both national and international level and to be capable to carrying out policy-relevant research therein.
allow students participate in debates around both the theory and practice of IPE
boost students' research and writing skills
develop oral presentation skills
enhance group work skills
enhance students' skills in policy analysis
familiarise students with a comprehensive knowledge of leading issues in International Political Economy
The MA International Political Economy 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 in the summer trimester.
Stage 1 - Core
International Political Economy POL40370
The Global Political Economy of Europe POL41650
Research Design POL42330
Stage 1 - Option
Theories of International Relations POL40050
Politics of Development POL40100
International Political Theory POL40140
Comparative Public Policy POL40160
Comparative European Politics POL40540
EU Foreign, Security, and Defence Pol.POL40610
Introduction to Statistics POL40950
Politics of European Governance POL40970
Politics of Human Rights POL41020
Theory of Human Rights POL41030
Qualitative Research Methods for Political Science POL41640
Gender, Peace, and Security POL41720
The Politics of Inequality POL41780
Theories of International Relations – Stream 2 POL41800
Governance, Pol, Dev 10c rPOL41860
Econ & Policy Analysis 1 10cr POL41870
Political Violence POL41910
Psychology of Conflict in the Middle East POL41930
Peace & Conflict Studies POL41980
Political Theory and the EU POL42000
Gender & the Political System POL42040
Quantitative Text Analysis POL42050
International Security POL42060
Politics of (mis-)information POL42070
SPIRe Internship POL42300
Programming for Soc Scientists POL42340
State and Society in Africa: From the Slave Trade to the New Silk Roads POL42410
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.
How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
MA International Political Economy FT (W290)
Deadline Rolling *
MA International Political Economy PT (W291)
Deadline Rolling *
* 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.
Post Course Info
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