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Politics & International Relations

GradDip Politics & International Relations

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)

The Grad Dip Politics and International Relations is designed to accommodate the scheduling needs of working professionals in government, journalism, the NGO sector and other areas who wish to deepen their education in politics and international relations whilst continuing their employment 

- 90-credit, part-time programme including six optional 10-credit modules (no particular module is required)

- MA students have the option of pursuing an internship in lieu of a thesis.

Entry requirements

This programme is intended for applicants at least a lower or upper second class honours (2.2) or international equivalent in their primary 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.

• Professional experience may also be taken into account

• Applicants whose first language is not English should have met the English language requirements as listed on the following link. 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

Career Opportunities
Graduates work with a wide variety of international private-sector employers, government agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations such as:

Public Affairs Consultant
Government Social Researcher
Diplomatic Advisor
Public Relations Officer
Political Advisor

Recent graduates of UCD School of Politics & International Relations now work in:

European Parliament
OSCE
European Institute for the Media
Korean Delegation to the OECD
KPMG Management Consulting
Queen's University Belfast

Related Programmes
MA Politics & International Relations PT

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

The Graduate Diploma in Politics and International Relations is a 60-credit programme.

Full time students must take three 10-credit modules in the first semester and three 10-credit modules in the second semester.

Depending on their performance, aspirations and selection of modules, students can transfer from the graduate diploma into the MA in the subject area in which they specialised.

Stage 1 - Option
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
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
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. No

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No.

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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