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European Politics & Policy

The MA 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.
-MA students have the option of writing a masters thesis or doing an internship

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 Credits

Careers or further progression

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
Email: graduatespire@ucd.ie

Subjects taught

The MA 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. 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.

Core:
Politics of European Governance POL40970

Dissertation Design POL41420

The Global Political Economy of Europe POL41650

Option:
Critical Geopolitics of Europe GEOG40450

Law and Governance of the EU LAW41040

Theories of International Relations POL40050

International Political Theory POL40140

Thesis POL40190

International Political Economy POL40370

Comparative European Politics POL40540

Governing the Global Economy POL40820

SPIRe Intership POL41390

Principles of Int. Politics POL41660

Capital in the 21st century POL41780

Globalisation and Labour POL41790

Political Psychology POL41810

Challenges to Accountability in Developing Countries POL41820

Dissidents and Human Rights Defenders POL41830

Military Intervention & Peace POL41900

Political Violence POL41910

Comment

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
- International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes
- 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.

Application date

full-time (W346) part-time (W347)

*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: 2017/2018 September

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