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Politics

University College Dublin

M.A.
12 months
Duration
19900 EUR/year
8525 EUR/year
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About

T?he MA Politics degree from the University College Dublin, which was developed for those who wish to understand the role of politics in shaping the great issues of our day including power and conflict, distribution and inequality, relations between nations, and the new challenges of globalisation, financial crisis, national security, and climate change.

Overview

The vision of this Politics programme from the University College Dublin is to transform students into specialists in the field of politics at the levels of both theory and practice and to allow them participate effectively in both theoretical and practical debates in that field

The course focuses on the two traditional pillars of the discipline – political theory and comparative politics.

Comparative politics looks at the European nation-states in a comparative perspective.

Political theory— the reflection on the nature and morality of politics.

Career

Graduates work with a wide variety of international private-sector employers, government agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations, in roles that include:

  • Government Social Researcher
  • Diplomatic Advisor
  • Public Affairs Consultant
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Political Advisor

Recent graduates of UCD School of Politics & International Relations now work in:

  • United Nations, New York and Geneva
  • World Trade Organisation
  • IMF
  • OSCE
  • Asia Development Bank
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Credit Suisse First Boston.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative European Politics
  • Dissertation Design
  • Geopolitics of Brexit
  • Asylum and Refugee: Law, Politics and Rights
  • Politics of Development
  • Comparative Public Policy.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.

Language

English

Credits

90 alternative credits

Delivered

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.
60
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A primary degree with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1 (2H1) in a relevant subject such as political science, international relations, social science, sociology, history, geography, economics, global studies, public policy, development studies, EU studies, law. 2H1 is equivalent to 60 per cent, B minus or 3.08 GPA - in American system: B or 3.00 GPA.
  • Your application will be considered on its individual merits and relevant professional experience will also be taken into account.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8525 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8525 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part Time

  • EU          fee per year - € 5600
  • nonEU    fee per year - € 9950

Funding

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