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Comments about MA in Irish Politics - At the institution - Belfast - Belfast - Belfast - Northern Ireland
To analyse in a scholarly, critical and methodologically sophisticated manner various aspects of modern Irish political life.
Entrance Requirements Normally at least an upper second class honours degree or equivalent in Politics or a related subject. Additional Information for International Students Students require an IELTS Certificate (6.5 or above) or equivalent.
MA in Irish Politics
Four taught modules covering methods training, the analysis of various aspects of Irish politics and the study of Northern Ireland from a comparative perspective.
Students currently take: -Approaches to Social Science Research
-The Politics of Northern Ireland
-The Politics of the Republic of Ireland
and one of
-Beyond the Nation? Culture, Identity and Contemporary Political Theory
-Issues in European Governance
-National and Ethnic Conflict Management
-Northern Ireland and the World
-The Theory and Politics of Globalisation
And a dissertation of no more than 15,000 words.
Examination and continuous assessment.
This degree qualifies for DEL funding, but any eligible candidate wanting to be considered for such an award must apply before 1 April in any year.
It is also possible to study for a Diploma in each of the areas covered by the MA programmes. The Diploma is constructed around the coursework elements of the MA programmes. On successful completion of the coursework
Opportunities for Careers
All of the MA programmes offered in the School provide an appropriate basis for those who wish to proceed to doctoral study. In addition, our graduates go on to a wide range of careers in both the private and public sectors.