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MSc International Relations

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
MSc International Relations probes into the causes and consequences of phenomena such as war, trade, regional integration, migration and terrorism. Examine theoretical approaches in the contemporary study of international politics and their application.

Improve your skills in research design and qualitative and quantitative analysis.

A wide range of specialisations are available to enable you to develop your specific expertise.

Vision and Values Statement
This programme aims to provide a comprehensive and critical grounding in key issues in politics and international relations and to allow students critically engage with cutting edge issues in the discipline.

Programme Outcomes

develop students ability to understand power in an anarchic world

develop student's research and professional development skills

enhance students' understanding of international organisations

develop oral presentation skills

enhance group work skills

develop methodological research expertise

equip students with the skills necessary to understand and critically assess issues in international politics and security

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.

Duration

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

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability

Graduates are employed in roles such as Government Social Researcher, Diplomatic Advisor, and Public Affairs Consultant.

Graduates work with international private-sector employers, government agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations including:

United Nations, New York and Geneva
EU Delegation of the European Commission
IBRD (World Bank)
Anderson Consulting
Embassy of the United States of America
Economist Intelligence Unit, The Economist

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

The MSc in International Relations 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.

Stage 1 - Core

Theories of International Relations
POL40050

Thesis
POL40190

Introduction to Statistics
POL40950

Dissertation Design
POL41420

Research Design and Case Study Methods
POL41640

Political Violence
POL41910

Stage 1 - Option

Politics of Development
POL40100

International Political Theory
POL40140

Comparative Public Policy
POL40160

International Political Economy
POL40370

Comparative European Politics
POL40540

EU Foreign, Security, and Defence Pol.
POL40610

Governing the Global Economy
POL40820

Politics of European Governance
POL40970

Politics of Human Rights
POL41020

Theory of Human Rights
POL41030

The Global Political Economy of Europe
POL41650

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 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

Application date

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 following entry routes are available:

MSc International Relations FT (W036)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

MSc International Relations PT (W109)
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

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

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