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Master of Arts in Geopolitics and the Global Economy
Duration: 1 Year
Schedule: Full Time
Starting: September
Contact Name: Dominic Shellard
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 8134
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  • Ideal for Irish and international students, and for those seeking academic, private, NGO, or governmental careers.
  • Develop knowledge and skills through a combination of taught modules and independent research.
  • Thesis provides an excellent springboard to further academic degrees and jobs
  • Blend of theoretical study, practical projects, and fieldtrip in Europe or Ireland
  • Interdisciplinary elective module options
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Who is the MA in Geopolitics and the Global Economy for?

Applications are welcome from graduates from any discipline, though undergraduate disciplines with a thematic link to geography, political science, history, economics or sociology may be advantageous. The programme would also be suitable for those with a professional background in related fields who might wish to develop and broaden their skillset.

What will I learn?

The Geopolitics and the Global Economy programme will provide you with an opportunity to develop reading, writing and critical thinking skills in those areas, from a variety of perspectives and covering a number of world regions.

How will I benefit?

You will develop your knowledge and skillset to a high level and also hone your skills in independent research under the supervision of a staff of academic experts in their fields. It is thus a degree that can either stand on its own or serve as a springboard for those with an ambition to progress towards doctoral study in the future, or non-academic jobs.

What is the programme about?

The programme aims to produce graduates who are able to analyze and interpret the world in which we live, depending on your chosen research focus, including but not limited to:

  • War, conflict resolution and peace
  • Global economic processes
  • Global political events
  • The knowledge economy
  • Local, national and regional economic development 



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