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Postgraduate

International Politics (M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip.)

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

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The objective of the course is to develop students' knowledge of international politics with a comprehensive empirical approach to understanding many prominent problems in contemporary world politics, especially topics where domestic and international politics cannot be understood in isolation from each other. These topics include democratisation, international cooperation, development and foreign aid, international conflict as well as the politics of many environmental issues and their implications for the politics of developing countries. Students will also receive training in research methods.

The M.Sc. course consists of four compulsory modules and four elective (half) modules. The compulsory modules are:

  • International Politics
  • International Conflict
  • Research Design
  • Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods


The elective modules on offer vary from year to year. In 2014-2015 these include:

  • Government and Politics of the European Union
  • European Union Policies
  • Environmental Politics
  • International Development
  • The Political Economy of Globalisation
  • Global Justice
  • International Dispute Settlement
  • International Negotiations
  • Chinese Politics
  • Politics in Authoritarian Regimes .

In addition, students will complete a dissertation of approximately 10,000 words in length. Students who fail to achieve a satisfactory mark for the dissertation element may be eligible  for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Political Science.


Course Options

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Url

 https://www.tcd.ie/Political_Science/postgraduate/msc-international-politics/

Course Director

Dr Peter Stone

Telephone Number

+353 1 896 4687

Course Email

polgrad@tcd.ie

Next Intake

September 2017

Closing Date

30th June 2017

Candidates should normally have achieved an upper second class honour degree or higher from an established university. GPA scores of at least 3.3 out of 4, or equivalent, will be expected from international applicants. A background in a social science will be an advantage but not a necessity. Applications are expected from candidates with a single or joint honours degree in Political Science, Economics, European Studies, History, Sociology, Business and Law.

Applicants must, in addition to the College requirement to provide academic transcripts and two letters of recommendation, provide a motivation letter and one piece of written work (for example an undergraduate dissertation or essay).

Course Director

Dr Peter Stone

Next Intake

September 2017

Closing Date

30th June 2017