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International Relations

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
Oldest and largest school of its kind in Ireland.
UCD School of Politics & International Relations is the oldest and largest school of its kind in Ireland with over 150 years of experience in political studies and a world-renowned faculty drawn from many countries.
Examine theoretical approaches in the contemporary study of international politics and their application.

Improve your skills in research design and qualitative and quantitative analysis.

A wide range of specialisations are available to enable you to develop your specific expertise.

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

Programme Outcomes

equip students with the skills necessary to understand and critically assess issues in international politics and security

develop students ability to understand power in an anarchic world

develop student's research and professional development skills

enhance students' understanding of international organisations

develop oral presentation skills

enhance group work skills

develop oral presentation skills

develop student's research and professional development skills

develop students ability to understand power in an anarchic world

enhance group work skills

enhance students' understanding of international organisations

equip students with the skills necessary to understand and critically assess issues in international politics and security

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.

Students meeting the programme's academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD's Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master's Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information http://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/pathways/

These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes

Duration

1 Year Part Time - 2 Years Full Time

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability
Graduates work with international private-sector employers, government agencies and non-governmental organisations including the United Nations and IMF in roles such as government social researcher, diplomatic advisor, and public affairs consultant.

Further enquiries

Contact Name:
James Mahon
Contact Number:+353 (0)1716 8182

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option

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 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
Gender in Peace and Conflict POL41720
Theories of International Relations – Stream 2 POL41800
Governance, Pol, Dev 10cr POL41860
Econ & Policy Analysis 1 10cr POL41870
Political Violence POL41910
Political Behaviour in the Middle East and North Africa POL41920
Psychology of Conflict in the Middle East POL41930
Peace & Conflict Studies POL41980
Political Theory and the EU POL42000
Gender & the Political System POL42040
Quantitative Text Analysis POL42050
International Security POL42060
Politics of (mis-)information POL42070
SPIRe Internship POL42300
Thesis POL42310
UN Peacekeeping POL42320

Comment

Student Internships
SPIRe's MA Internship opportunities

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

MA International Relations FT (W235)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

MA International Relations PT (W236)
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

MA International Relations (W235) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 8525
nonEU fee per year - € 19900

MA International Relations (W236) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 5600
nonEU fee per year - € 9950

***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: 2020/2021 September

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