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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.

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

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.

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

acquaint students with cutting edge development issues

allow students to comment critically on development interventions

develop oral presentation skills

enhance group work skills

enhance students' abilities to assess development practice on the ground

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

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.

Number of credits

60

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:James Mahon
Contact Number:+353 (0)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 trimester and three 10-credit modules in the second trimester.

Depending on their performance, aspirations and selection of modules, students may be able to transfer from the graduate diploma into the MA International Development after the first trimester.

Stage 1 - Core
Politics of Development POL40100
Governance, Pol, Dev 10cr POL41860

Stage 1 - Option

Theories of International Relations POL40050
International Political Theory POL40140
Comparative Public Policy POL40160
Africa: Crisis and Opportunity? POL40320
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 OL41020
Theory of Human Rights POL41030
Politics and Change in the Middle East and North Africa
POL41510
The Global Political Economy of Europe OL41650
Gender in Peace and Conflict POL41720
Theories of International Relations – Stream 2 POL41800
Econ & Policy Analysis 1 10cr POL41870
Political Violence OL41910
Political Behaviour in the Middle East and North Africa
POL41920
Psychology of Conflict in the Middle East POL41930
Peace & Conflict Studies POL41980
Political Theory and the EU POL42000
Gender & the Political System POL42040
Quantitative Text Analysis POL42050
International Security POL42060
Politics of (mis-)information POL42070
Global Classroom POL42080
UN Peacekeeping POL42320

Application date

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

Course fee

GradDip International Development (W299) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 6815
nonEU fee per year - € 13270

GradDip International Development (W300) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4510
nonEU fee per year - € 6635

***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:2020/2021 September

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