What will I learn?

MA International Political Economy - explores the international trade, monetary and finance systems, the processes of globalization, the impact of emerging economies, and the causes and consequences of economic underdevelopment.

  • probes the linkages of the global economy with international environmental, human rights, gender and migration issues
  • includes core modules covering both the ‘British’ and ‘American’ schools of IPE.
  • allows you to choose to complete a dissertation or apply for an internship.

What modules can I take?

The MA International Political Economy is a 90-credit programme. Full-time students must take a total of 65 credits between core and optional taught modules. Students must also submit a thesis worth 25 credits that will be written during the summer term. MA students have the option of pursuing an internship in lieu of a thesis.

Full time students must take three 10-credit modules and a 5-credit Dissertation Design module in the first semester, and three 10-credit modules in the second semester. Students must also submit a thesis worth 25-credits or pursue an Internship instead.

Career Opportunities

Graduates work with international private-sector employers, government agencies and NGOs as:

  • Government Social Researcher
  • Diplomatic Advisor
  • Public Affairs Consultant
  • Political Advisor

Recent graduates of UCD School of Politics & International Relations now work in:

  • United Nations, New York and Geneva
  • World Trade Organization
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taipei
  • Asia Development Bank
  • IMF
  • Dutch-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Korean Foreign Trade Association

Programme Outcomes

  • allow students participate in debates around both the theory and practice of IPE
  • boost students' research and writing skills
  • enhance students' skills in policy analysis
  • develop oral presentation skills
  • enhance group work skills
  • familiarise students with a comprehensive knowledge of leading issues in International Political Economy

Which department am I in?

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
€19,900.00 (US$ 23,625) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

Room D104, Newman,

BELFIELD,

Dublin,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For international students

A primary degree with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1 (2H1) in a relevant subject such as political science, international relations, social science, sociology, history, geography, economics, global studies, public policy, development studies, EU studies, law. 2H1 is equivalent to 60 per cent, B minus or 3.08 GPA - in American system: B or 3.00 GPA.

Your application will be considered on its individual merits and relevant professional experience will also be taken into account.

English language requirements: applicants whose first language is not English should have met TOEFL, IELTs, or computer-based TOEFL requirements (600, 6.5, or 250 respectively), or the Cambridge English Test (Certificate in Advanced English at a minimum of Grade B, or Certificate of Proficiency in English at Grade C). Applicants who obtained a previous degree from an English-speaking university may be exempted from this requirement.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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  • Main campus in Belfield, 4km from Dublin city centre
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