Government & Politics

University College Cork


Course Name Government & Politics
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code MSCGVP
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 MSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 12 September 2022.
Application Date

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1. Choose Course
Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to two courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.

2. Apply Online
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Duration 1 year full-time, 2 Years Part Time.

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

Expand+Fees and Costs
The EU fee for this course is €7,630; €3,880 (Year 1 Part-time); €3,880 (Year 2 Part-time).

The Non-EU fee for this course is €18,400.

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Financial Support Scholarships
A number of scholarships to undertake postgraduate study at UCC are available

There is also Irish government funding (€10,000 and full fees) available specifically for non-EU/EEA students, the deadline for which is usually the end of March, so applicants are encouraged to aply early: Irish Government Funding
Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8)or an equivalent academic or professional qualification, in one of the following areas: Social Science, Arts, Commerce, Law or a related di...


Expand+Course Practicalities
Students studying for the degree full-time take all modules in one year.

Students studying for the degree part-time take all the core modules GV6124, GV6011, GV6010, ES6014, GV6118, GV6121 and PH6055 (40 credits in total) i...

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+You can take this program in one year full-time or in two years part-time, and it is divided into two parts:

Part I:
In Part I, students take a combination of compulsory and elective modules.

There are 40 credits of compulsory core modules:

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 Dr. Emanuelle Schon-Quinlavan
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