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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

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

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.

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.

Programme Outcomes
-develop students' capacities for critical reflection on European policies and processes
-enhance students' research and writing skills
-develop oral presentation skills
-enhance group work skills
-develop methodological research expertise
-To fully appraise students of key issues in European public affairs and law

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 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

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Number of credits

90 credits

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Katarzyna Glosnicka
Contact Number: +353 (0)1716 8182

Subjects taught

The MEconSc and Law is a 90-credit programme. Full-time students must take a total of 65 credits between core and optional taught modules. Students must also submit a thesis worth 25 credits that will be written during the summer term. MEconSc and Law students have the option of pursuing an internship in lieu of a thesis.

Full time students must take three 10-credit modules and a 5-credit Dissertation Design module in the first semester, and three 10-credit modules in the second semester. Students must also submit a thesis worth 25-credits or pursue an Internship instead.

Stage 1 Core:
Law and Governance of the EU
LAW41040

Politics of European Governance
POL40970

Dissertation Design
POL41420

The Global Political Economy of Europe
POL41650

Stage 1 Option:

Public Administration & Policy
CSSL40010

Environmental Law and Policy
LAW40120

Regulatory Governance
LAW40250

Theories of International Relations
POL40050

Politics of Development
POL40100

International Political Theory
POL40140

Comparative Public Policy
POL40160

Thesis
POL40190

International Political Economy
POL40370

Comparative European Politics
POL40540

EU Foreign, Security, and Defence Pol.
POL40610

Governing the Global Economy
POL40820

Politics of Human Rights
POL41020

Theory of Human Rights
POL41030

SPIRe Intership
POL41390

Principles of Int. Politics
POL41660

Gender in Peace and Conflict
POL41720

The Economics of Sust. Devel
POL41740

The Politics of Inequality
POL41780

Dissidents and Human Rights Defenders
POL41830

Political Violence
POL41910

Political Behaviour in the Middle East and North Africa
POL41920

Psychology of Conflict in the Middle East
POL41930

Geopolitics of Brexit
POL41940

Public Opinion and Politics
POL41950

Comparative European Legislatures
POL41960

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Student Internships
SPIRe's MA Internship opportunities

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
MEconSc European Public Affairs & Law FT (W216)
Duration
1 Years

Attendance
Full Time

Deadline
Rolling *

MEconSc European Public Affairs & Law PT (W264)
Duration
2 Years

Attendance
Part Time

Deadline
Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

Course fee

MEconSc European Public Affairs & Law (W216) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 8225
nonEU fee per year - € 19200

MEconSc European Public Affairs & Law (W264) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 5405
nonEU fee per year - € 9600

***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 and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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