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Geopolitics & the Global Economy

MA Geopolitics & the Global Economy
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The programme aims to produce graduates who are able to analyze and interpret the world in which we live, depending on your chosen research focus, including but not limited to:

War, conflict resolution and peace
Global economic processes
Global political events
The knowledge economy
Local, national and regional economic development

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

Applications are welcome from graduates from any discipline, though undergraduate disciplines with a thematic link to geography, political science, history, economics or sociology may be advantageous. The programme would also be suitable for those with a professional background in related fields who might wish to develop and broaden their skillset.

Vision and Values Statement
This MA seeks to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become outstanding researchers in the fields of Geopolitics and Global Political Economy. Competences and skills acquired are directly transferable to a range of employment opportunities, including in the public, NGO and private sectors. The programme combines a strong core curriculum with flexibility in the choice of research topics selected by students. Through modules and independent research, students develop their own interests under the supervision of a member of staff with relevant expertise.

Programme Outcomes
Gain critical reading skills in the area of Geopolitics and Global Political Economy.

Obtain knowledge of current affairs and historical events as related to international affairs.

Develop writing skills in the form of academic articles and a thesis.

Learn research techniques and methodologies.

Learn field-based investigation methods and techniques.

Establish contacts with political and economic actors and policy-makers.

Entry requirements

This programme is intended for applicants with an honours bachelors degree (NFQ Level 8) or international equivalent in any discipline including geography, political science, history, anthropology, economics and sociology, or professionals working in related fields.

An upper second class honours (2.1) is required. Applicants with a 2.2. may be considered after interview in exceptional circumstances.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Duration

1 year full-time

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability
Graduates work in government agencies, international aid agencies, global multilateral agencies, human rights institutions, think-tanks, research bodies and private firms in roles such as researchers, lecturers, aids workers, GIS specialists, planners and local government officials.

Graduates now work in organisations such as: UN

World Bank
UNICEF
Amnesty International
Human Rights Watch
Deloitte & Touche

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Clare Keenan
Contact Number: +353(0)1 716 8179

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
International Economic Crisis
GEOG40470

Dissertation
GEOG40520

Geo-spatial Technologies
GEOG40670

International Fieldwork
GEOG40700

Research Design
GEOG40840

Stage 1 - Option
America and Globalisation
AMST40010

Media and US Foreign Policy
AMST40030

Public Diplomacy and Soft Power
AMST40130

Challenges in US Foreign Policy
AMST40310

New Media New Conflicts
AMST40490

The US and the Middle East
AMST40520

American Politics Today
AMST40540

The International Politics of Cyber Space
AMST40560

Trump's America
AMST40590

Critical Geopolitics of Europe
GEOG40450

Development in Asia
GEOG40630

Geographies of the Global Sth
GEOG40760

Latin America: social movements and postcolonial approaches
GEOG40800

Applied GIS
GEOG40820

Population Geography
GEOG40880

Urban and Regional Development
PLAN40060

International Political Theory
POL40140

Comparative Public Policy
POL40160

International Political Economy
POL40370

Comparative European Politics
POL40540

Governing the Global Economy
POL40820

Theory of Human Rights
POL41030

Economic Globalisation and Social Change
SOC40230

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
MA Geopolitics & the Global Economy FT (W262)
Duration
1 Years

Attendance
Full Time

Deadline
Rolling *

MA Geopolitics & the Global Economy PT (W420)
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.

Course fee

MA Geopolitics & the Global Economy (W262) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 7055
nonEU fee per year - € 19200

MA Geopolitics & the Global Economy (W420) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4590
nonEU fee per year - € 9600

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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