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European Public Affairs & Law

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

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

Career
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

General Enquiries
Email: graduatespire@ucd.ie

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
GSHS40210

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

Africa: Crisis and Opportunity?
POL40320

International Political Economy
POL40370

Ethnicity and Conflict
POL40380

Comparative European Politics
POL40540

Governing the Global Economy
POL40820

Politics of Human Rights
POL41020

Theory of Human Rights
POL41030

SPIRe Intership
POL41390

Politics and Change in the Middle East and North Africa
POL41510

Principles of Int. Politics
POL41660

The Ethics of Immigration and Citizenship
POL41710

Gender in Peace and Conflict
POL41720

The Economics of Sust. Devel
POL41740

Capital in the 21st century
POL41780

Globalisation and Labour
POL41790

Political Psychology
POL41810

Challenges to Accountability in Developing Countries
POL41820

Dissidents and Human Rights Defenders
POL41830

Military Intervention & Peace
POL41900

Political Violence
POL41910

Comment

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.

Application date

FT (W216) PT (W264)
Deadline: Rolling *

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

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September

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