Students take six taught modules, which introduce them to the core of the discipline and teach the skills necessary to conduct
research. They must also complete the Dissertation module. Each taught module is worth 20 credits. The Dissertation is worth 60 credits.
The programme has three different components: Core modules, Elective modules, and an MA dissertation.
To acquire foundational knowledge and understanding in Politics, students will take core modules introducing research methods for the study of politics, as well as core issues in the comparative study of the UK and Europe.
HAP7001 - Approaches to Research Design
PAI7099 – The UK and Europe
Students must also choose ONE optional module in Semester 1 from:
PAI7021 - Politics of Northern Ireland
PAI7036 - The Politics and Political Economy of Energy and Low Carbon Energy Transitions
PHL7056 – Global Ethics
PAI9099 - Dissertation research commences.
Students must take at least two of the following modules listed below:
PAI7052 - Institutions and Policies of the EU
PAI7022 - The Politics of the Republic of Ireland
PAI7032 - Gender, Politics and Democracy
PAI7100 – Engaging citizens in democratic institutions
PHL7038 – Philosophy of Conflict and War
Students may choose ONE module from the following list:
PAI7030 – International Political Economy
PAI7050 - Ethnic Conflict and Consensus
PAI9099 - Dissertation research continues.