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 Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MA/PG Dip/PG Cert
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 12 September 2022.
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Duration 2 years part-time online.

Additional Teaching Mode Information
This programme will be taught online.
Course Fee

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

The Non-EU fee for this course is €4,200 (Year 1); €4,200 (Year 2).

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Entry Requirements

Candidates should hold a primary degree with a Second Class Honours Grade 1 (or equivalent) in any discipline. Candidates who hold a primary degree with a Second Class Honours Grade 2 will also be considered subject to the approval of t...


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The course is designed to be flexible to take into account the busy schedules of professionals, and so allows you to engage with the course material when it suits you. Each module is built around a series of short lectures, ass...

Course Content

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The MA in Strategic Studies 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 such as te...

Subjects Taught Modules
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.

University Calendar
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.
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

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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 Dr. Mervyn O'Driscoll
00 353 21 4903755

Deirdre O'Sullivan
+353 21 4903477
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