2018/2019

MSc (International Public Policy and Diplomacy) (for students who entered prior to 2018/19)

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

The MSc (International Public Policy and Diplomacy) programme has been moved to the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS). Students who enter the programme from 2018/19 onwards will register for the programme under CACSSS. See here.

The MSc in International Public Policy and Diplomacy may be taken full-time over 12 months or part-time over 24 months from the date of first registration for the programme. The taught element of the programme runs from early September to the end of March.

As places are limited, all eligible candidates are not guaranteed a place on the programme. Participants will be selected on the basis of the information supplied in their application.

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Part 1 (60 credits) consists of:

Part 2 (30 credits) consists of:

Students studying for the degree full-time take all modules in one year.

Students studying for the degree part-time take the programme as follows:

From early April to the end of August, students will either go on work placement (GV6013) or write a dissertation (GV6014) to the value of 30 credits. Students who do not go on placement must complete the dissertation. The placement portfolio or dissertation must be submitted at the beginning of September.

Part 1

Core Modules
GV6010 Contemporary Global Politics (5 credits)
GV6011 EU Political System and Policies (5 credits)
GV6012 Global Economic Policies and Institutions (5 credits)
HI6035 Foreign Policy and Diplomacy: Case Studies in Crises and Decision-making (10 credits)
LW6566 Contemporary Issues in International Law (5 credits)
LW6567 Introduction to European Union Law (5 credits)
MG6329 Organisational Dynamics (5 credits)

Elective modules
Students cannot apply for exemptions from modules they have already taken and must instead register for other modules. Students select 20 credits from the following:

Food Business and Development
FE6701 Co-operative and Social Enterprise (10 credits)
FE6702 Social and Co-operative Entrepreneurship (5 credits)
FE6703 Co-operative and Social Enterprise Governance (5 credits)
FE6704 Education and Marketing for Co-operatives and Social Enterprise (5 credits)
FE6705 Innovation and Enterprise in Financial Co-ops and Mutuals (10 credits)
FE6706 Community Co-operatives and Social Enterprises (10 credits)
FE6707 Worker Co-operative Strategies (10 credits)
FE6709 Social Enterprises and the Developing World (10 credits)
FE6902 Global Food Policy Issues (5 credits)

Government
GV6115 European Security (10 credits)
GV6118 Political Science Research Methods (10 credits)
GV6121 Comparative Political Institutions (5 credits)
GV6122 Politics and Gender (10 credits)
GV6124 Political Participation and Mobilisation (5 credits)

History
HI6026 US Foreign Policy and Contemporary History (10 credits)
HI6045 War and Peace: the European State System from 1648 to 1990 (10 credits)
HI6060 The Politics of Terrorism (10 credits)
HI6092 International Relations Theories and Approaches (10 credits)

Law
LW6550 International Criminal Law (10 credits)
LW6623 Global Maritime Security (5 credits)

Management and Marketing
MG6305 People and Organisations (5 credits)
MG6309 Strategy (5 credits)
MG6324 International Marketing Environment (5 credits)
MG6327 Entrepreneurship Practice and Opportunity Recognition (5 credits)
MG6704 Internationalisation and Sales (5 credits)
MG6705 Marketing for Technology Entrepreneurs (5 credits)

Philosophy
PH6012 Human Rights 1 (10 credits)
PH6054 Philosophy of Economics (10 credits)

Politics
PO6003 Revolution, Decolonization and the Arab Spring (10 credits)

Religion Studies
RG6061 Indigenous Worldviews and Minority Religions (10 credits)

Sociology
SC6631 Sociology of Sustainable Development (10 credits)
SC6638 Rethinking Borders: Global Challenges to Social Justice (10 credits)

Language Electives

Students holding primary degrees in one of the subject areas cannot take the undergraduate level elective modules in the same subject area in the MSc (International Public Policy and Diplomacy).

Chinese Studies (students may select only one Chinese Studies module)
CH1001 Chinese Language (Mandarin) I (10 credits)
CH2107
Chinese Language (Mandarin) Level 2 (10 credits)
CH3017 Chinese Language (Mandarin) Level 3 (15 credits)
CH3021 Chinese Language (Mandarin) Level 2.5 (10 credits)

French (students may select only one French module)
FR1101 Foundation Course in Written and Oral French (10 credits)
FR2101 Advanced French Language I (10 credits) [Semesters 1 and 2]
FR4101 Advanced Use of French (10 credits) [Semesters 1 and 2]

German (students may select only one German module)
GE0003 German Language (Beginner Level A1) Part 1 (5 credits)
GE0004 German Language (Beginner Level A1) Part 2 (5 credits)
GE0005 German Language (CEFR-Level A2.1) (5 credits)
GE0008 German Language (CEFR-Level A2.2) (5 credits)

Hispanic Studies (students may select only one Hispanic Studies module)
HS0028 Spanish Language (Beginner Level) (10 credits)
HS0128 Spanish Language (Improver [01] Level) (10 credits)
HS1101 First Year Spanish Language for Beginners (10 credits)
HS1102 First Year Spanish Language for Non-Beginners (10 credits)
HS2101 Second Year Spanish Language Course (Ex-Beginners) (10 credits)
HS2102 Second Year Spanish Language Course (Ex-Non-Beginners) (10 credits)
HS3001 Final Year Spanish Language (10 credits)

Italian (students may select only one Italian module)
IT1102 Non-Beginners' Written and Spoken Italian (10 credits)
IT1109 Introduction to Written and Spoken Italian (10 credits)
IT2101 Intermediate Italian Language (10 credits)
IT3101 Advanced Italian Language (10 credits)

Japanese (students may select only one Japanese module)
AS1501 Japanese Language Level 1 (10 credits)
AS1502 Japanese Language Level 2 (10 credits)
AS1503 Japanese Language Level 3 (10 credits)
AS1504 Japanese Language Level 4 (10 credits)
AS3008 Advanced Readings in Contemporary Japanese Culture and Current Affairs (10 credits)
AS5100 Japanese Language – Business Documentation and Logistics

Korean (students may select only one Korean module)
AS1601 Korean Language Level 1 (10 credits)
AS1602 Korean Language Level 2 (10 credits)
AS1603 Korean Language Level 3 (10 credits)
AS1604 Korean Language Level 4 (10 credits)
AS3006 Readings in Contemporary Korean Culture and Current Affairs (10 credits)

Modern Irish (students may select only one Modern Irish module)
GA1002 Ceart na Gaeilge idir Scríobh agus Labhairt (10 credits)
GA2001 Úsáid agus Cruinneas na Gaeilge I (10 credits)
GA3001 Úsáid agus Cruinneas na Gaeilge (10 credits)

Part 2
Students take 30 credits as follows:
GV6013 Work-based Dissertation in International Public Policy and Diplomacy (30 credits)
OR
GV6014 Dissertation in International Public Policy and Diplomacy (30 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2018/2019.

Postgraduate Diploma in International Public Policy and Diplomacy (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
Students who successfully achieve the pass standard in Part 1 may opt not to proceed to Part 2 and may opt instead to be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in International Public Policy and Diplomacy.

Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc in International Public Policy and Diplomacy (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

and either

or

Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Diploma in International Public Policy and Diplomacy (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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