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International Relations

MA 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.

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

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 Part Time - 2 Years Full Time

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

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: Katarzyna Glosnicka
Contact Number:+353 (0)1716 8182

Subjects taught

The MA International Relations 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.

Stage 1 - Core

Theories of International Relations POL40050
Dissertation Design POL41420
Political Violence POL41910

Stage 1 - Option

Politics of Development POL40100

International Political Theory POL40140

Comparative Public Policy POL40160

Thesis POL40190

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

SPIRe Intership POL41390

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

The Economics of Sust. Devel POL41740

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

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

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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