Taught course

European Studies

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. · 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 Studies

Months of entry


Course content

The MA European Studies programme is designed to equip the graduate with a profound understanding of Europe in all of its historical, linguistic and cultural diversity. Students from this programme have gone on to work as officials within the EU institutions and its specialised programmes, researchers, management trainees, teachers, consultants, international non-governmental organisations and international organisations such as the UN. The course reflects a broad, interdisciplinary approach to the study of Europe that is rooted in the Humanities. Engaging a range of disciplines and schools, the curriculum exploits a deep, rich seam of research and teaching expertise at UCD.

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