Strategic Studies

University College Cork


Course Name Strategic Studies
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code MASST
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
Professional Certificate National University of Ireland None
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MA/PG Dip/PG Cert
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 11 September 2023.
Application Date

Expand+The closing date for non-EU applications is 30 June 2023

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Duration 2 years part-time online.
Course Fee

Expand+The EU fee for this course is €2,830 (Year 1); €2,830 (Year 2).

The Non-EU fee for this course is €4,300 (Year 1); €4,300 (Year 2) .

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Entry Requirements

Expand+Candidates should hold a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or equivalent in any discipline. Candidates who hold a primary degree with a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) wil...

Course Summary The course equips students with the knowledge and skills to develop a sophisticated understanding of both the history of strategy and warfare and contemporary security issues. Its flexible, online delivery will mean that it will appeal to busy professionals as well as those with a broad interest in warfare and strategy.
Course Content

Expand+Course Outline
The MA in Strategic Studies (Online) is a two-year, part-time degree offered in a fully online format by the School of History. It offers a uniquely well-rounded approach to strategic studies that consider pressing global challenges s...

Subjects Taught

Expand+This 24-month course consists of two parts – a fifteen-month online taught component, which overlaps with a twelve-month research phase, culminating in a 20,000-word dissertation.

In part one, students take the following compulsory online module...

Assessment Method Assessment in the taught component of the course consists of essays, policy papers, reports, analysis of texts, participation in group discussions, and collaborative projects. The dissertation, worth one-third of the total mark, and undertaken under the supervision of a staff member, reflects the importance of independent research.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Skills and Careers Information
The course provides students with advanced analytical, research and writing skills and encourages students to apply those skills in real-world case studies. Potential career paths include: government service, diplomati...

Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Dr David Fitzgerald
+353 (0)21 490 3755

School of History Admin
+353 (0)21 490 3477
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