Politics & International Relations - Research

University College Dublin


Course Name Politics & International Relations - Research
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code W120 W205
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
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters MLitt
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Entry to the programme is in September.
Application Date Applications cannot be considered until we have received the following documentation, which should be emailed to cathrina.gaffney@ucd.ie
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Duration W120/W205 2 years full-time / 2 years part-time

Duration: 15 Months Full-Time (From September To December Of The Following Year); 30 Months Part-Time (From September To March In Year 3)
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Entry Requirements Applicants to our research degree programmes must have completed and earned high grades in a taught Masters (MA, MSc, MLitt, etc.) programme in the area of politics and international relations or a cognate field and articulate a research interest that fits with the expertise of SPIRe’s academic staff. If you are interested in exploring your research plans further with a member of staff, please feel free to contact us individually.
Course Content We offer a structured MLitt programme that includes (1) training in research methods, (2) coursework in a sub-field of politics and international relations, (3) regular contact with a Research Masters Panel composed of academic staff with expertise related to the student's interests, and (4) the writing of an MLitt thesis based on original research.
Subjects Taught

Expand+All students must designate a primary subject of specialization within politics and international relations and complete a seminar covering that subject's core scholarly literature. These subjects are:
•comparative politics
•development studies...

Careers or Further Progression Careers
The programme is designed for all those whose career plans require a capacity for independent research. This includes work in public administration, international organizations, consultancy, think tanks, nongovernmental organizations and the media. The programme is also ideally structured to allow students acquire a good basis for future research in pursuit of a Ph.D. degree. In fact, direct progress into year two of our Ph.D. is possible, conditional upon a transfer assessment.
Further Enquiries UCD School of Politics & International Relations
Room G314
Newman Building
University College Dublin
Dublin 4

PhD Administrator
Ms Cathrina Gaffney
Tel: +353 (0)1 716 8670
Email: cathrina.gaffney@ucd.ie

The PhD Director is
Dr Stephanie Dornschneider
Tel: +353 (0)1 716
Email: stephanie.dornschneider@ucd.ie
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