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International War Studies, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The MA in International War Studies at University College Dublin is a two-year, dual programme offered by UCD School of History and the University of Potsdam whereby students will spend the first year of the course at the University of Potsdam and their second year at UCD.  This programme builds on long-standing research collaboration between the two universities.

Overview

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

Programme Structure

  • 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14135 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14135 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3657 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3657 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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