Taught course

Ethics in International Affairs

University of Limerick · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A primary degree (with first or second class honours) (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in an appropriate discipline. Applicants with an approved equivalent qualification will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Overview The new MA programme in Ethics and International Affairs is a one-year, full-time programme that offers specialised graduate training in political theory with a focus on the global dimension. Many of today's real-world challenges, such as climate change, poverty, inequality, transitional exploitation, are no longer confined to the boundaries of nation-states and raise distinct moral concerns.

The programme equips students with the analytical tools for understanding and addressing the ethical dimensions of these issues.The core modules give students a solid foundation in contemporary political theory, especially theories of justice, both domestic and global. The students have a wide range of optional modules to choose from, including further political theory modules as well as modules in the area of development, international relations or international political economy, allowing them to pursue specific interests.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Adina Preda