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International Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Limerick, Ireland
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.

Overview

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • 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:

    580

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

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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

    12510 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12510 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5741 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5741 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Limerick

  • 850 - 1150 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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