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  • 4th year BSc Government student, Kaitlin Jeffers, spoke at an event organised by the Institute for International and European Affairs (IIEA)

    04 May
    4th year BSc Government student, Kaitlin Jeffers, spoke at an event organised by the Institute for International and European Affairs (IIEA)

    On Monday 23rd April, 4th year BSc Government student, Kaitlin Jeffers, spoke at an event organised by the Institute for International and European Affairs (IIEA). The conference on Brexit, Ireland and the Future of Europe saw Kaitlin deliver her vision for the future of Europe to a large audience in the Mansion House, Dublin. Taking place shortly after the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, the event featured a conversation with former Taoisigh on the topic of the Northern Ireland peace settlement, and the role it has played in the Brexit negotiations. Subsequently, a panel of high level European speakers discussed the future of the EU without the United Kingdom.

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Department of Government and Politics PhD Studentships

Departmental Studentships

Application Deadline: 5 pm, Friday 20 April 2018

The Department of Government and Politics at University College Cork is pleased to announce a call for applications for its 2018-2019 PhD Government Studentship. The aim of the Studentship is to attract PhD students with outstanding academic promise in any area of government and political science, and to provide them with supervised training and teaching opportunities that will contribute to their professional development. The Studentship is open to both EU and non-EU applicants. It will ordinarily cover PhD fees up to the EU fee level (currently set at €5770 per annum). The scholarship will take the form of fee waivers (which are tax free). Dependent on resources and applicants, the Department will consider whether it can make additional funding available (including up to the non-EU fee level of €11,540 per annum for international students). This scholarship is only open to new applicants and not to existing PhD students of the Department of Government and Politics.

The Department of Government and Politics research and teaching encompasses the full breadth of the discipline of political science, including: Irish politics; comparative politics; political theory; public policy/public administration; the European Union; and international politics. Prospective applicants are therefore encouraged to consult the staff pages of the Government and Politics Department website, in which staff outline their research interests and indicate areas of research in which they would be happy to supervise PhD students: http://www.ucc.ie/en/government/people/.

The Studentship will normally be awarded for a period of one year in the first instance, and is renewable for up to three years, subject to annual review. All PhD students in receipt of a Studentship will be required to contribute to the Department’s teaching, through either tutorials, dissertation support for undergraduate or masters students, and/or lecturing. This will normally take the form of a maximum of 60 tutorial hours, a maximum of 48 lecture hours, or some combination of the two, to be agreed with the Head of Department. Prospective applicants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Department’s Book of taught Modules: https://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/page033.html.

In order to be considered for a Studentship, applicants must submit a formal application to study for a PhD in Government and Politics via PAC, a central processing point for all applications to read for higher degrees at Irish universities. Further details about the PhD Government programme, including application procedures, may be found on the PhD page of the Government and Politics Department website: http://www.ucc.ie/en/government/phd/. In addition to this material, PhD applicants who wish to be considered for a Studentship must also submit a 1-2 page formal application letter summarising their research and teaching interests and explaining why they believe they should be considered for a PhD Government Studentship. Applicants should outline any teaching, tutorial and dissertation support experience they have and subject areas in which they would be able to teach. Letters should be sent in the form of an email to the Director of the PhD programme, Dr. Laurence Davis (l.davis@ucc.ie), to be received no later than 5 pm on Friday 20 April 2018. Informal queries are also very welcome, and may be directed to Dr. Davis via email. Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss possible applications with staff members whose research is most relevant to their areas of interest.

  • Jean Monnet Lecture Series March 2018

    13 Mar
    Jean Monnet Lecture Series March 2018

    The Department of Government and Politics Jean Monnet Lecture Series will be delivered by Author British-Irish Relations in the 21st Century (OUP forthcoming), Dr Etain Tannam. She will discuss How Brexit is bruising British-Irish Relations on Tuesday the 20th of March at 3pm in ORB_1.56.

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  • Jean Monnet Lecture Series February 2018

    15 Feb
    Jean Monnet Lecture Series February 2018

    The Department of Government and Politics Jean Monnet Lecture Series was delivered by former UK Minister for Europe, Denis MacShane. He discussed Brexit: Amputation or Co-Existence? on Tuesday the 20th of February at 3pm in ORB_G27.

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