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Politics & International Relations

MA Politics & International Relations
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The MA Politics and International Relations is designed to accommodate the scheduling needs of working professionals in government, journalism, the NGO sector and other areas who wish to deepen their education in politics and international relations whilst continuing their employment 

- 90-credit, part-time programme including six optional 10-credit modules (no particular module is required)

- MA students have the option of pursuing an internship in lieu of a thesis.

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

2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Graduates work with a wide variety of international private-sector employers, government agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations such as:

Public Affairs Consultant
Government Social Researcher
Diplomatic Advisor
Public Relations Officer
Political Advisor

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

European Parliament
OSCE
European Institute for the Media
Korean Delegation to the OECD
KPMG Management Consulting
Queen's University Belfast

Related Programmes
MA Politics FT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Katarzyna Glosnicka
Contact Number: +353 01 716 8182

Subjects taught

The MA Politics and International Relations is a 90-credit programme.

Part time students take a total of 90-credits over the two-year duration of the part-time programme. As the Dissertation Design module is provided to support students writing their thesis, it must be taken in the second year of study. It is advisable for students to take the core modules in Year 1.

MA students have the option of pursuing an internship in lieu of a thesis.

Stage 1 - Option

Theories of International Relations
POL40050

Politics of Development
POL40100

International Political Theory
POL40140

Comparative Public Policy
POL40160

Thesis
POL40190

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

SPIRe Intership
POL41390

Dissertation Design
POL41420

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

Comment

Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2018/2019 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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