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International Development

MSc International Development

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MSc in International Development is designed to provide you with an interdisciplinary understanding of the process of development by bringing together expertise in politics, economics, agriculture, political economy and other areas.
Oldest and largest school of its kind in Ireland with over 150 years of experience in political studies

World-renowned staff drawn from many countries.

Includes additional research components including a dissertation and is particularly suitable if you want a career in research or academia.

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

Each application is considered on its individual merits. The applicants should have earned an undergraduate degree 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/international law etc.

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. Click here for further info.

Duration

1 Year Full Time or 2 Years Part Time

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Graduates of the programme have found employment with the official Irish aid programme, in Irish and international non-governmental organisations such as Trocaire, Goal, Action Aid and Oxfam, and with agencies of the European Union and the United Nations as well as in journalism, education, local community development, and many other areas such as:

•Public administration
•Journalism
•Media
•Civil society organisations
•Voluntary sector
•Academic institutions

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

The MSc International Development 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

Politics of Development POL40100

Thesis POL40190

Introduction to Statistics POL40950

Dissertation Design POL41420

Research Design and Case Study Methods POL41640

The Economics of Sust. Devel POL41740

Stage 1 - Option

Theories of International Relations POL40050

International Political Theory POL40140

Comparative Public Policy POL40160

Africa: Crisis and Opportunity? POL40320

International Political Economy POL40370

Ethnicity and Conflict POL40380

Comparative European Politics POL40540

Governing the Global Economy POL40820

Politics of European Governance POL40970

Politics of Human Rights POL41020

Theory of Human Rights POL41030

Politics and Change in the Middle East and North Africa POL41510

The Global Political Economy of Europe POL41650

Principles of Int. Politics POL41660

The Ethics of Immigration and Citizenship POL41710

Gender in Peace and Conflict POL41720

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

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

MSc International Development FT (W303)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

MSc International Development PT (W304)
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

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

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

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