Postgraduate Studentships and Bursaries
The School currently offers 9 taught postgraduate programmes:
MA Comparative Ethnic Conflict
MA European Union Politics *This programme is not running in 2014/15
MA International Relations
MA Irish Politics
MA Legislative Studies and Practice
MA Medical Ethics and Law
MA Moral, Legal and Political Philosophy
MA Violence, Terrorism and Security
Each MA programmes comprises a taught element (normally six 20 credit modules) and a dissertation of 15,000 words (60 credits). Full details are available from the webpage of the individual programmes.
Each programme, with the exception of the MA in Legislative Studies and Practice, may be studied in either full-time (one year) or part-time (two years) mode.
All programmes may be studied as a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) except for the MA in Legislative Studies and Practice. The Postgraduate Diploma involves completion of the taught element of the MA programme and can be undertaken on either a full-time (one year) or part-time (two years) basis. Students accepted onto the Postgraduate Diploma may, subject to satisfactory progress, transfer onto an MA programme.
The School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy normally requires applicants for the following MA programmes to have a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent recognised qualification in a Social Sciences, Humanities or Arts subject, or a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent recognised qualification in any subject with relevant professional experience.
Applicants interested in the MA Moral, Legal and Political Philosophy degree programme are normally required to have a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent recognised qualification in a Humanities, Social Sciences or Arts subject, or a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent recognised qualification in any subject with relevant professional experience.’
In line with University Regulations there is a language requirement for applicants whose first language is not English (IELTS 6.5 or approved equivalent.)
The initial deadline for applications to all our MA programmes, except the MA Legislative Studies and Practice, is 31st July 2014, although applications received after this date may still be considered. It should be noted that applications from international students may not be accepted after 31 August 2014, to enable sufficient time for all related documentation to be processed.’
To apply for any of our postgraduate courses, you should submit an online application.
If you would like any further information on the content of any of our postgraduate taught programmes, please do not hesitate to contact the relevant programme convenor.
For all other enquiries on the application process, our postgraduate secretary, Caroline McNeill, will be happy to help.
Information regarding tuition fees