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International Political Economy

MA International Political Economy - explores the international trade, monetary and finance systems, the processes of globalisation, the impact of emerging economies, and the causes and consequences of economic underdevelopment.

probes the linkages of the global economy with international environmental, human rights, gender and migration issues
includes core modules covering both the 'British' and 'American' schools of IPE.

allows you to choose to complete a dissertation or apply for an internship.

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

This programme aims to transform students into specialists in International Political Economy with the capacity to critically appraise cutting edge debates at both national and international level and to be capable to carrying out policy-relevant research therein.

allow students participate in debates around both the theory and practice of IPE

Programme Outcomes
boost students' research and writing skills
enhance students' skills in policy analysis
develop oral presentation skills
enhance group work skills
familiarise students with a comprehensive knowledge of leading issues in International Political Economy
allow students participate in debates around both the theory and practice of IPE
boost students' research and writing skills
develop oral presentation skills
enhance group work skills
enhance students' skills in policy analysis
familiarise students with a comprehensive knowledge of leading issues in International Political Economy

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.

Students meeting the programme's academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD's Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master's Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information http://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/pathways/

These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes

Duration

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

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability
Graduates work with international private-sector employers, government agencies and NGOs as:

Government Social Researcher
Diplomatic Advisor
Public Affairs Consultant
Political Advisor

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

United Nations, New York and Geneva
World Trade Organisation
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taipei
Asia Development Bank
IMF
Dutch-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Korean Foreign Trade Association

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

The MA International Political Economy is a 90-credit programme. Full time students must take three 10-credit modules and a research design workshop in the autumn trimester, and three 10-credit modules in the spring trimester. Students must also submit a thesis worth 30-credits or pursue an Internship instead during the summer trimester.

Comment

Student Internships
SPIRe's MA Internship opportunities

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

MA International Political Economy FT (W290)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

MA International Political Economy PT (W291)
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 International Political Economy (W290) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 8525
nonEU fee per year - € 19900

MA International Political Economy (W291) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 5600
nonEU fee per year - € 9950

***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.

SPIRe operates a Graduate Scholarship programme. To access details, see SPIRe Graduate Scholarship Scheme.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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