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European Politics & Policy

MSc European Politics & Policy
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The MSc is structured around a set of courses dedicated to different aspects of European politics, both EU and comparative European.

-Students will gain a well-grounded knowledge of the issues facing European governance and the manner in which different European political systems have sought to address the challenges they face in an increasingly Europeanized and globalized world.

-MSc students will learn skills in research design, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and use these skills to analyse questions of substantive interest in a rigorous and systematic manner.

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

The masters programs in European Politics and Policy-making aim to attract students interested in understanding European Politics and the challenges faced by European states in the 21st century.

Vision and Values Statement
This programme aims to equip students with a deep and comprehensive knowledge of European politics and international relations, to critically appraise debates around European integration and to establish a basis for students' professional development as European policy specialists

Programme outcomes
-allow students participate as commentators and/or practitioners in the arena of European public policy
-develop students' research and writing skills
-generally enhance students' abilities for critical appraisal
-develop oral presentation skills
-enhance group work skills
-develop methodological research expertise
-enhance students' understanding of European policy debates

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.

• Professional experience may 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 or 2 years part-time.

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability
Graduates can work within European institutions, with international private-sector employers, government agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations. Organisations including the European Union, the United Nations and IMF are all potential employers, with students having the skills to compete for roles such as Government Social Researcher, Diplomatic Advisor, and Public Affairs Consultant.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Katarzyna Glosnicka
Contact Number: +353(0)1 716 8182

Subjects taught

The MSc European Politics and Policy 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.

Stage 1 - Core
Thesis
POL40190

Research Design
POL40640

Introduction to Statistics
POL40950

Politics of European Governance
POL40970

Qualitative Research Methods for Political Science
POL41640

The Global Political Economy of Europe
POL41650

Stage 1 - Option
Critical Geopolitics of Europe
GEOG40450

Law and Governance of the EU
LAW41040

Theories of International Relations
POL40050

Politics of Development
POL40100

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 Human Rights
POL41020

Theory of Human Rights
POL41030

Gender in Peace and Conflict
POL41720

The Economics of Sust. Devel
POL41740

The Politics of Inequality
POL41780

Theories of International Relations – Stream 2
POL41800

Political Violence
POL41910

Political Behaviour in the Middle East and North Africa
POL41920

Psychology of Conflict in the Middle East
POL41930

Gender and Security
POL41970

Peace & Conflict Studies
POL41980

Ethnic Conflict
POL41990

Political Theory and the EU
POL42000

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
MSc European Politics & Policy FT (W344)
Duration
1 Years

Attendance
Full Time

Deadline
Rolling *

MSc European Politics & Policy PT (W345)
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

MSc European Politics & Policy (W344) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 8225
nonEU fee per year - € 19200

MSc European Politics & Policy (W345) Part Time
nonEU fee per year - € 9600

***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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