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International Relations

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.

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

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.

• Professional experience may 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, 7, 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.

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Careers
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

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

Africa: Crisis and Opportunity? POL40320

International Political Economy POL40370

Ethnicity and Conflict POL40380

Comparative European Politics POL40540

Governing the Global Economy POL40820

Politics of European Governance POL40970

Politics of Human Rights POL41020

Theory of Human Rights POL41030

Politics and Change in the Middle East and North Africa POL41510

The Global Political Economy of Europe POL41650

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

Comment

This programme is suitable for students with a strong interest in international relations and related topics, such as international security, foreign policy or international institutions. Applicants must hold a BA degree in political or social sciences including law or business administration

Application date

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: 2017/2018 September.

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

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