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International Political Economy

MA International Political Economy

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

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.

Vision and Values Statement

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

Programme Outcomes

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

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

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.

Duration

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

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 a total of 65 credits between core and optional taught modules. Students must also submit a thesis worth 25 credits that will be written during the summer term. MA students have the option of pursuing an internship in lieu of a thesis.

Full time students must take three 10-credit modules and a 5-credit Dissertation Design module in the first semester, and three 10-credit modules in the second semester. Students must also submit a thesis worth 25-credits or pursue an Internship instead.

Stage 1 - Core

International Political Economy
POL40370

Governing the Global Economy
POL40820

Dissertation Design
POL41420

Stage 1 - Option

Critical Geopolitics of Europe
GEOG40450

Theories of International Relations
POL40050

Politics of Development
POL40100

International Political Theory
POL40140

Comparative Public Policy
POL40160

Thesis
POL40190

Comparative European Politics
POL40540

EU Foreign, Security, and Defence Pol.
POL40610

Politics of European Governance
POL40970

Politics of Human Rights
POL41020

Theory of Human Rights
POL41030

SPIRe Intership
POL41390

The Global Political Economy of Europe
POL41650

Principles of Int. Politics
POL41660

Gender in Peace and Conflict
POL41720

The Economics of Sust. Devel
POL41740

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

Economic Globalisation and Social Change
SOC40230

Application date

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

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

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

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