The MA in International Relations at University College Cork draws on international relations, conflict/peace studies and international history; it explores issues such as war and peace, the international order, international crises, counter-insurgency, terrorism and foreign policy.
Our MA course combines an exploration of the contemporary world with a study of the past. It is a field of study that considers the subtleties of diplomacy together with the stark realities of state interactions and looks at how these interactions impact our world. This field of study is of immense importance in today’s richly connected complex world and consequently, individuals skilled in navigating these international relations are prized by potential employers.
Past graduates of the course over the last decade have gone on to further study, academia, diplomatic service, international organisations, the EU, international think tanks, non-governmental organisations and public service. Others have embarked on careers in multinational companies, as well as in traditional sectors such as teaching, journalism, and the civil service.
- US Foreign Policy and Contemporary History
- Issues in World Politics
- International Relations Theories and Approaches
- Foreign Policy and Diplomacy: Case Studies in Crises and Decision-making
- War and Peace: the European State System from 1648 to 1990
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development View 16 other Masters in International Development in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- To be considered for registration an applicant will normally have; (a) a primary degree of at least Second Class Honours Grade I level in a suitable subject or the equivalent (b) Applications from students with a Second Class Honours Grade II degree in a suitable subject may also be considered. These applicants may be requested to submit a proposal and/or attend an interview.
- All candidates must satisfy a Selection Committee who may request applicants to provide letters of reference.
International16700 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16700 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6130 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6130 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Cork
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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