International Studies

University of Limerick

12 months
12884 EUR/year
5912 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in International Studies offered by University of Limerick s a one year, full-time programme which uses the disciplinary insights provided by international relations theories to investigate and explain contemporary international issues such as terrorism, nuclear proliferation, global inequality and Globalisation Core modules are supplemented by a wide range of departmental electives.


Graduate Profile

The International Studies programme at University of Limerick equips students with substantive knowledge about a variety of international political phenomena, competence in the use of social scientific research methods, as well as analytical and transferable skills.  Some graduates continue studying towards a Ph.D. or towards professional qualifications in fields such as law and commerce.  Others may go on to pursue careers in journalism, public administration, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, interest groups and business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Seminar in International Relations
  • Graduate Research Methods
  • Graduate Seminar in International Co-operation and Conflict; Research Methods (progressing dissertation)
  • Dissertation
  • Graduate Seminar in Development
  • Graduate Seminar in Institutions and Policies of the European Union
  • Graduate Seminar in Contemporary Political Theory
  • Multilevel Governance: Concepts and Practice
  • Conflict Analysis
  • Graduate Seminar in Comparative Politics
  • Graduate Seminar in Peacebuilding
  • Graduate Seminar in European Governance; Global Transformation and Exclusion
  • External Relations of the European Union
  • Russian and Post Soviet Politics
  • Foreign Aid and Development
  • Development Practice and Programme Management
  • Global Justice
  • Representative Democracy in Europe
  • International Political Economy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
    • English language qualification if English is not your first language
    • Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
    • A copy of your birth certificate or passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12884 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12884 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5912 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5912 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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International Studies
University of Limerick