Politics & International Relations - Middle East Politics

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

This programme is designed to deepen knowledge and understanding of the domestic and regional politics of the Middle East. It is structured around a set of thematic modules that encourage students to explore political dynamics in the region from a number of different perspectives

The key learning outcomes will be that students have demonstrated specialised, detailed or advanced theoretical and conceptual knowledge and understanding of Middle East Politics, which is based on current debate and controversy at the forefront of the field and that provides a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context.

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

Programme Outcomes
• develop oral presentation skills
• develop student's research and professional development skills
• develop students communication skills
• enhance group work skills
• enhance students' learning skills in a continuous and automous manner
• equip students with the skills necessary to understand and critically assess issues in Middle East politics

Entry requirements

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 percent, 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 90 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.

Applicants whose first langauge is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element ) or equivalent. 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

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Autumn Trimester
POL41930 Psychology of Conflict in the Middle East (10)
POL42330 Research Design (10)

Spring Trimester
POL41920 Political Behaviour in the Middle East and North Africa (10)

Stage 1 - Option
Autumn
POL40050 Theories of Internat.Relations (10)

POL40130 Development and Global Justice (10)

POL40140 International Political Theory (10)

POL40320 Africa:Crisis & Opportunity? (10)

POL40820 Governing the Global Economy (10)

POL40950 Introduction to Statistics (10)

POL40970 Politics European Governance (10)

POL41020 Politics of Human Rights (10)

POL41510 Middle East & North Africa (10)

POL41650 Global Political Econ ofEurope (10)

POL41910 Political Violence (10)

POL42040 Gender & the Political System (10)

POL42080 Global Classroom (10)

POL42340 Programming for Soc Scientists (10)

Spring
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)

Summer
POL42300 SPIRe Internship (30)

or

POL42310 Thesis (30)

Credits

90

Duration

1 Year Full-Time (W393) or 2 Years Part-Time (W394).

Fees

MA Middle East Politics (W393) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 8525
nonEU fee per year - € 19900

MA Middle East Politics (W394) 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.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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  • Qualification letters

    MA

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time

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