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Nationalism & Ethnic Conflict

MSc Nationalism & Ethnic Conflict
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
This programme uses comparative political science models and methods to analyse patterns of conflict and settlement, with a focus on internal violent conflicts, past and present.

• This course allows analysis of the different ways that religion, ethnicity and inequality combine to generate violence.
• Specialist resources in the study of theories of ethnicity, identity, conflict; comparative ethnic conflict; Northern Ireland, Western Europe and relevant cognate specialisms in civic republicanism, justice and human rights, international security, European politics, and development studies.
• Includes additional research components and is particularly suitable if you want a career in research or academia.

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 etc. 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.

The MSc Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict 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.

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

MSc Nationalism & Ethnic Conflict FT (W184):
Duration: 1 Years
Attendance: Full Time

MSc Nationalism & Ethnic Conflict PT (W185)
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Part Time

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Graduates work with international bodies, non-governmental organisations and state agencies in roles such as: government social researchers, diplomatic advisors and public affair consultants.

Recent graduates of UCD School of Politics & International Relations now work in:
• United Nations
• World Trade Organisation
• IMF
• European Commission
• Asia Development Bank

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Katarzyna Glosnicka
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 8182

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
• Thesis POL40190
• Ethnicity and Conflict POL40380
• Introduction to Statistics POL40950
• Dissertation Design POL41420
• Research Design and Case Study Methods POL41640

Stage 1 - Option
• Media and US Foreign Policy AMST40030
• Disability and Equality EQUL40200
• Critical Geopolitics of Europe GEOG40450
• Immigration & Asylum: Law, Politics & Rights LAW41310
• The Good Society PHIL40420
• Autonomy as a Philosophical Problem PHIL40840
• Theories of International Relations POL40050
• Politics of Development POL40100
• International Political Theory POL40140
• Comparative Public Policy POL40160
• Africa: Crisis and Opportunity? POL40320
• International Political Economy POL40370
• 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
• Political Violence POL41910
• Ethnicity and Nationalism SOC40620
• Global Migration SOC40670
• Travellers, Rights & Nomadism SSJ40040
• Gender War and Violence WS40330

Application date

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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