Government & Politics

University College Cork


Course Name Government & Politics
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CKE70 CKE12
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 7 September 2020
Application Date

Expand+Applications for academic year 2020/2021 are open.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means offers are made four times a year on a rolling basis. Some courses have one s...

PAC Application Information

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Duration CKE70: 1 year full-time
CKE12: 2 Years Part Time

Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
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Financial Support

A number of scholarships to undertake postgraduate study at UCC are available. The Excellence Scholarship from UCC pays the equivalent of EU Fees: Excellence Scholarship (

Entry Requirements

Expand+Applicants should have an Honours Bachelors Degree with at least 2H2 Honours (or an equivalent academic or professional qualification) in one of the following areas: Social Science, Arts, Commerce, Law or a related discipline or equivalent profession...

Comment Who teaches this course
The members of staff teaching on this course include:
• Dr Liam Weeks
• Dr Laurence Davis
• Dr Philip Murphy
• Dr Emmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan
• Dr Fiona Buckley
• Dr Andrew Cottey
• Dr Clodagh Harris
• Dr Cara Nine
• Dr Mervyn O’Driscoll
• Dr Jason Dockstader
• Dr David FitzGerald
Course Content

Expand+Course Outline
The MSc in Government and Politics is an exciting interdisciplinary taught master’s programme that provides graduates with the expertise and work experience required for successful careers in public policy environments.

The focus...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Part I:
In Part I, students take a combination of compulsory and elective modules.
There are 40 credits of compulsory core modules:
• GV6010 Contemporary Global Politics (5 credits)
• GV6011 EU Political System and Policies (5 credits)
• G...

Assessment Method In part 1, the course is assessed through a variety of course work assignments, including:
• in-class presentations
• reports
• article reviews
• book reviews
• blog contributions
• posters
• portfolios and essays

In part 2 of the course, the assessment involves
• a placement-based dissertation of 10,000 words if you are undertaking the work placement, or
• researching and writing a 15,000-20,000-word dissertation (if you are completing the dissertation)
Careers or Further Progression Skills and Careers Information
The course prepares you for many types of employment and/or further study. Our graduates have found employment in the civil service, journalism, political institutions, international organisations, NGOs, teaching, banking, IT and PhD research.
Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Dr Liam Weeks
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