Taught course

International Studies

Institution
University of Limerick · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A primary degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. economics, history, geography, political science, sociology, European studies, law), with an overall result of first or second honours, or an approved qualification.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in International Studies is a one year, full-time programme which uses the disciplinary insights provided by international relations theories to investigate and explain contemporary international issues such as terrorism, nuclear proliferation, global inequality and child soldiers. Core modules are supplemented by a wide range of departmental electives, allowing students develop expertise in areas of their own interests.

Modules include:
Semester 1
International Relations, International Organisation. Resources and Development, Research Methodology.

Semester 2
Students must choose three electives from the following modules: International Economics; International History of the Twentieth Century; American Foreign Relations; External Relations of the European Union Strategic Studies; Public International; International Public Policy; Central and Eastern Europe Continuity and Change, Summer Dissertation.

Careers
Past graduates have taken up jobs in the United Nations, the Diplomatic Services, International Business, NGOs and the University sector.

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 criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

  • Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
  • Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
  • TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
  • IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
  • English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
  • GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
  • University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
  • GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Scott Fitzsimmons
Email
scott.fitzsimmons@ul.ie
Phone
+353-61-233603