This International War Studies programme enables students to:
- Acquire a comprehensive and advanced knowledge of the main areas of the history of war in the twentieth century
- Recognise and appreciate the many ways in which the history of war has been written and analysed. Identify appropriate and authentic sources for the history of war
- Demonstrate an advanced understanding of basic analytical techniques and theoretical issues in the field of war studies
- Abstract and analyse information from a range of sources, including lectures, seminars, archival and library holdings, the internet and fieldwork, identifying those ideas or findings which are most significant for their research
- Learn to self evaluate and take responsibility for continuing academic and or professional development
- Experience two different academic cultures (in Germany and Ireland, taking advantage of the rich cultural offerings in University College Dublin, Potsdam and nearby Berlin
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- Students will take a number of core modules offered by the University of Potsdam and UCD. A variety of assessment experiences allows students to develop their critical thinking and analytical skills.
- Over the course of the programme they will experience formative assessment through essays, presentations and work-based projects.
- Students will have an opportunity to engage in a work placement, providing them with practical experience outside the academic world. Students will also have the chance to pursue their own research interests by undertaking an end of year dissertation under the supervision of a staff mentor.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants need an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Students will have a minimum qualification of 2.1 in a relevant subject or an equivalent UCD GPA of 3.08.
- For non-English speakers evidence of language proficiency is required, for example IELTS of 6.5 overall or equivalent in TOEFL with no band lower than 6.0. Students who achieve an IELTS of 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5 will need to attend a pre-sessional language course. Students will be selected by a joint board composed by senior academics from UCD and Potsdam.
International9950 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9950 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA3657 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3657 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
- EU Year 2 - € 3527
- nonEU Year 2 - € 9600
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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