Taught course

European Economic and Public Affairs

University College Dublin · UCD School of Politics and International Relations

Entry requirements

  • Honours standard in basic (3-4 years) university degree at appropriately accredited third level institution (except where there is equivalent professional experience).
  • Evidence of English language capacity (if non-native English speaker). These minimum standards are currently set at 600 (TOEFL), 7 (IELTS) or 250 (computer-based TOEFL).

Consideration is given to:

  • Proven or evidential capacity to study successfully at postgraduate level.
  • Strength of positive motivation - both personal and professional.
  • Relevance of academic or professional background to proposed studies.
  • Linkage between proposed studies and professional and/or personal goals.
  • Proven or evidential experience of working in a multicultural/international environment.

European Economic & Public Affairs

Months of entry


Course content

An intensive, multi-disciplinary and tightly-focused programme of study on the European Union; its development, structures, decision-making and law as well as a major focus on the Union’s growing international role and capacity.

  • designed to equip graduates with strong expertise in contemporary European affairs, based on a genuinely inter-disciplinary approach to the comparative study of Europe and the European Union;
  • core modules in the internal and external affairs of the European Union, paying particular attention to contemporary changes in political and economic governance of the Euro area.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations36
Written coursework / continuous assessment36
Dissertation28 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Jean Brennan