Why MA in International Relations at Dublin City University?
Develop a clear and thorough knowledge of the political, social, economic, historical, and cultural contexts of the international system and its institutions.
Understand specific aspects of international relations in the contemporary world, including security and conflict, development, globalisation, international law, area studies and foreign policy
Broaden your horizons with interdisciplinary options such as language studies and communication studies.
Build relationships and contacts with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, a range of specialists and policy makers that will give you a head start as you build your career.
Programme Aims and Objectives
Link theory, policy and practice.
Offer high quality academic training in international relations.
Give participants a critical understanding of different theories of and frameworks for international studies.
Enhance the practical skills of participants in the areas of research, communication, policy analysis, and programme and project management.
The MA in International Relations attracts both recent undergraduates and those already established in their careers. The programme is suitable for students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, from politics, law and history to languages, business and sciences.
The knowledge and skills you acquire through this programme are highly sought by government, research organisations, the national and international non-governmental (NGO)/non-profit sector, and the inter-governmental (IGO) sector.
Graduates seek work in a variety of government departments, including the Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of An Taoiseach and Department of Justice, as well as international organisations including the European Union and United Nations. Others may gravitate towards agencies and NGOs such as Trócaire, Amnesty International, Concern and Oxfam, or major multinational organisations, financial services companies, the media and international business.
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- Int.Relations Theory
- Principles of Public International Law
- Research Methodology
- International Political Economy
- Environmental Change and World Politics
- EU Foreign and Security Policy
- The Politics of the Euro
- Theories and Practices of Development
- European and International Human Rights Law
- Russia & The Former Soviet Space
- Irish Foreign Policy
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development View 41 other Masters in International Relations in Ireland
- A degree at the level of an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.2 or above) or equivalent
- If the applicant has not yet completed their degree, then conditional offer may be made on basis of most recent grades and pending the achievement of no less than a 2.2 degree,
- Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may also be considered.
- English proficiency
International15000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6750 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6750 EUR per year during 12 months.
- EU: €3,600
- International: €7,400
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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