Rename to Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations
This programme is designed to analyse in a scholarly, critical and methodologically sophisticated manner various aspects of international relations.
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent recognised qualification in Politics, International Studies or a related subject.
Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Border Agency (UKBA) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes, normally by providing evidence of one of the following:
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Afternoon and evening.
Normally these degrees are self-funded. If there are any School bursaries, they will be advertised on the School's website
Four taught modules covering evolution of international relations, and the trends toward globalisation, regionalisation and devolution.
Students currently must take:
Approaches to Research Design
International Political Economy
Theories and Issues in International Relations
plus one of:
plus one module from a list including:
Conflict Intervention (if not already taken)
Global Terrorism (if not already taken)
Ireland and Europe
Issues in European Governance
Politics of the Republic of Ireland
Plus a dissertation of no more than 15,000 words.
Examination and continuous assessment.
All of the MA programmes offered in the School provide an appropriate basis for those who wish to proceed to Doctoral study. In addition, our graduates go on to a wide range of careers in both the private and public sectors.
It is also possible to study for a Diploma in each of the areas covered by the MA programmes. The Diploma is constructed around the coursework elements of the MA programmes. On successful completion of the coursework, it is possible to complete the dissertation for an award of MA.
last updated 26.10.11