Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The MA Politics degree, which was developed for those who wish to understand the role of politics in shaping the great issues of our day including power and conflict, distribution and inequality, relations between nations, and the new challenges of globalisation, financial crisis, national security, and climate change.
The course focuses on the two traditional pillars of the discipline – political theory and comparative politics.
Comparative politics looks at the European nation-states in a comparative perspective.
Political theory - the reflection on the nature and morality of politics.
Vision and Values Statement
The vision of this programme is to transform students into specialists in the field of politics at the levels of both theory and practice and to allow them participate effectively in both theoretical and practical debates in that field.
develop students' presentational skills
develop student's research and professional development skills
enhance students' problem solving power
develop understanding of the importance of interests and influence
enhance group work skills
develop methodological research expertise
equip students with the skills necessary to understand and critically assess issues in politics and international relations