MA in Politics
The MA in Politics 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 beginning of April.
The MA in Politics is a truly interdisciplinary programme and modules are taught by staff from the departments of History, Government and Philosophy. This gives student a wide range of expertise on Politics to draw on, as they consider issues relating to international conflict, democracy and political participation, global justice and human rights.
Check out what a former student says about the MA in Politics on http://youtu.be/PfIjC4Z-F8M
Teaching takes place in small groups: the standard method of teaching is the seminar, which gives students an opportunity to refine their thinking and communication abilities in a stimulating and collegial environment. Students also complete a dissertation on a topic of their own choosing, which gives them the opportunity to work closely with a member of staff and to develop advanced research and analysis skills. Students in the MA in Politics programme also have access to a wide range of visiting speakers and other activities of the three departments, all of which have a vibrant research culture.
The programme will interest those seeking a career in government, international organizations, journalism, the voluntary sector or those wishing to prepare for advanced research in this area.
For further information, see: http://www.ucc.ie/en/politics/postgrad/
Applications should be submitted online via the Postgraduate Applications Centre: www.pac.ie/ucc
Dr. David Fitzgerald
Lecturer in International Politics,
School of History,
+353 21 490 3755
There will be a welcome and information session on modules on Wednesday 13th September at 1pm in Room 2.44, O'Rahilly Building, UCC (2nd floor Block B). Refreshments will be provided.
Come along to have a cuppa and meet some of your class mates and lecturers. Lecturers will give an outline of what is covered in their modules so you can make informed choices. You will have a couple of weeks to change your mind on modules so go to as many as you can initially to see where your interests lie
In order to be permitted to proceed to this programme, a candidate must normally hold a primary degree with a Second Class Honours Grade 1 (or equivalent) in one of the following areas: Arts, Humanities, Social Science or Law. Candidates who hold a primary degree with a Second Class Honours Grade 2 will also be considered subject to a written expression of interest and/or interview acceptable to the Director of the programme.
In Part I students take modules to the value of 30 credits in Teaching Period 1 and to the value of 30 credits in Teaching Period 2, at least 10 credits of which is chosen from each participating Department/School (i.e. Government, History, Philosophy).
In Part II students complete a dissertation (PO6001) to the value of 30 credits.
All Modules 10 Credits
PO6001: Compulsory Dissertation Class: Readings & Methods in Politics
Staff, Departments of History, Government & Philosophy
School of History
HI6060 The Politics of Terrorism
HI6092 International Relations Theories and Approaches
PO6003 Revolution, Decolonisation and the Arab Spring
HI6063 Work Placement and Portfolio
Department of Government
GV6103 Re-imagining Democratic Politics in a changing world
GV6104 Political Participation and Mobilisation
GV6115 European Security
GV6113 Governance and policy processes in the European Union
GV6114 Changing Dynamics of Governance
Department of Philosophy
PH6016 Territorial Rights
PH6012 Human Rights 1
PH6051 Advanced Metaethics
PH6052 Advanced Moral Psychology
PH6053 Professional Ethics: Advanced