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GradDip International Development

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)

The Grad Dip in International Development is designed to provide you with an interdisciplinary understanding of the process of development by bringing together expertise in politics, economics, agriculture, political economy and other areas.

Oldest and largest school of its kind in Ireland with over 150 years of experience in political studies

World-renowned staff drawn from many countries.

Vision and Values Statement

This programme aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in international development - either as a practictioner or as an academic/policy specialiist. Learning is designed to be participatory and a critical, but constructive, approach to interdisciplinary development issues (ecconomic, politival and other) is encouraged.

Programme Outcomes

allow students to comment critically on development interventions

equip students with the skills to work in the field of international development

acquaint students with cutting edge development issues

develop oral presentation skills

enhance group work skills

enhance students' abilities to assess development practice on the ground

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.

English Language Requirements

Duration

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

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability
Graduates of the programme have found employment with the official Irish aid programme, in Irish and international non-governmental organisations such as Trocaire, Goal, Action Aid and Oxfam, and with agencies of the European Union and the United Nations as well as in journalism, education, local community development, and many other areas such as: Public administration

Journalism
Media
Civil society organisations
Voluntary sector
Academic institutions

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Katarzyna Glosnicka
Contact Number:+353 1 716 8182

Subjects taught

The Graduate Diploma in International Development 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 International Development after 1st semester.

Stage 1 - Core

Politics of Development
POL40100

The Economics of Sust. Devel
POL41740

Stage 1 - Option

Theories of International Relations
POL40050

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 Politics of Inequality
POL41780

Dissidents and Human Rights Defenders
POL41830

Political Violence
POL41910

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. No

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Each application is considered on its individual merits. 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.

The following entry routes are available:

Grad Dip International Development FT (W299)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

Grad Dip International Development PT (W300)
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

Remember to mention gradireland when contacting institutions!