Stage Two and Three Students 

Students who completed the following Stage 1 Modules will be able to proceed to Stage 2/3 Politics.

  • INRL10010 Foundation of Political Theory & International Relations
  • POL10160 Foundations of Contemporary Politics

There are four Level 2 core modules. Tutorials are attached to all of them.

  • POL20010 Individuals and the State (Semester 1)
  • POL20020 Comparative Politics (Semester 1)
  • INRL20040 International Relations (Semester 2)
  • POL20050 Research Methods in Pol Sci (Semester 2)
*There is no Level 3 Politics core module.
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‌‌Semester 1:

  • POL10160: Foundations of Contemporary Politics
  • INRL10010: Foundations of Political Theory & International Relations
  • POL20010: Individuals & the State
  • POL20020: Comparative Politics

Semester 2: 

  • POL10160: Foundations of Contemporary Politics
  • INRL10010: Foundations of Political Theory & International Relations
  • INRL20040: Theories and Concepts in International Relations
  • POL20050: Analysing Politics

Eman Abboud

Module: INRL10010

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Jeanne Magnetti

Module: POL10160

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Mai Abdalla

Module: POL10160

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Tyler McDonough

Module: POL20020

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Lita Alita

Module: POL20010

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Lynette Moore

Module: POL10160

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Leticia Barbabela

Module: POL20020

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Apirada Ngamwongsakollert

Module: POL10160

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Shamiso Chigorimbo 

Module: INRL10010

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Orla Ni Cheallachain

Modules: POL20010/POL20020

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Vidushi Dahiya

Module: POL10160

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Sadhbh O'Neill

Modules:POL10160/POL20020 

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Kevin Deegan

Module: INRL10010

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Arya Pillai

Module: INRL10010

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Mathieu Doogan

Module: POL20010

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Caty Priebe

Module: INRL10010

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Sarah El Said 

Modules: INRL10010/POL20020

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Sara Sobkowicz

Module: POL10160

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Rebecca Ely

Module: INRL10010

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Terence Tianyang Song

Module: POL10160

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Benjamin Kemp

Module: POL10160

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Alana Stewart

Module: POL10160

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Yuanxin Li

Module: INRL10010

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Paul Turner

Module: POL20010

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Leticia Lottis

Module: INRL10010

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Sandra Varas Godomar

Module: INRL10010

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The Advanced Seminar in Politics 1 (POL30490) and 2 (POL30500) is a year-long course where staff members of the School of Politics and International Relations introduce students to cutting edge research in the field. During the second half of the course, students write a minor thesis, under the supervision of a staff member in the school. The module has limited capacity and entry is competitive. Registration for this course is done manually.

To be eligible to take this course, you must be a Level 3 student who has completed Core Level 2 Politics modules. Only students with a GPA of 3.0 and above will be eligible for consideration.

The deadline for applications for the academic year 2018-19 will be June 2018.‌ 

Examinations Feedback

If you wish to check your grade for each exam question, come to Room G314 Newman Building, Politics Admin Office between 10am and 4pm. (Closed for lunch between 1-2pm)

If you wish to review your script, send a request to spire@ucd.ie one working day in advance.

Please include the following information.

  • Student number
  • Full name
  • Module code and name

If you wish to review your script with your lecturer:

  1. Make an appointment with him/her by sending an email. (See here for staff details)  
  2. Also send an email to spire@ucd.ie so that the admin staff members will prepare your script before the appointment. Please indicate your student number, full name and the module code/name.

Getting work in on time

You should always deliver your work on time, unless there is a justified reason for not doing so. If you do have a valid reason please follow the guidelines on extenuating circumstances and submit an Extenuating Circumstances application form to the school office.

Otherwise, please reacquaint yourself with the UCD Late Submission Policy. Some points to note below:

  • Coursework received at any time within two weeks of the due date will be graded, but a penalty will apply.
  • Coursework submitted at any time up to one week after the due date will have the grade awarded reduced by two grade points (for example, from B- to C).
  • Coursework submitted more than one week but up to two weeks after the due date will have the grade reduced by four grade points (for example, from B- to D+).
  • Coursework received more than two weeks after the due date will not be accepted. Submission dates may be extended in exceptional circumstances; students should contact the relevant module coordinator in the first instance and will be expected to provide written supporting evidence to the School (e.g. a medical certificate). Where coursework is submitted late due to unanticipated exceptional or extenuating circumstances, students must present an explanation to the School providing written supporting evidence such as a medical certificate. The School may, at its discretion, retrospectively award an extension in such cases

The Conor Martin Memorial Prize

This prize of up to €200 is awarded annually to the student in Stage Two Politics who achieves the highest combined grade point average in the four core Level Two Politics modules.  The prize has been established by the friends and colleagues of the late Reverend Professor Conor Martin, who was Professor of Ethics and Politics from 1952 until his death in 1980.

2015-16 Winners: Matthieu Doogan, Alexandra Kilmartin and Stephen O'Connell

The Brian Farrell Medal

This award was established by friends and colleagues of Professor Brian Farrell who retired from UCD in 1994. It is awarded annually to the student in Stage 1 Politics who achieves the highest GPA in the two core Stage 1 Politics modules.

Professor Brian Farrell joined the administrative staff of UCD in 1955 and later became Director of Extramural Studies. From 1966, he lectured in the Department of Politics, and went on to become senior lecturer, acting head of department and associate professor. He has written and broadcast widely on the subject of politics in Ireland and is author of 'Chairman or Chief?', and 'The Founding of Dáil Éireann', as well as having a successful broadcasting career presenting programmes of comment and analysis such as Today Tonight and Prime Time. On retirement from UCD in 1994 he became Director-General of the Institute for European Affairs.

2015-16 Winners: Anna Blix, Stephen Crosby, Jack Heron and Roisin O'Neill

The Peter Mair Award

This award was set up in honour of the late Professor Peter Mair, one of Ireland’s leading political scientists. The annual award takes the form of a letter presented to the final stage Politics student who achieves the highest stage GPA in Politics and International Relations modules. 

Professor Peter Mair graduated from UCD in 1974 with an MA in politics. He then began his career at the University of Limerick. He went on to lecture at the universities of Strathclyde and Manchester before moving to the European University Institute of Florence. He was appointed professor of comparative politics at the University of Leiden, Netherlands in 1994. In 2005 he returned to Florence where he was appointed head of the department of politics and social sciences in 2007. Prof Mair specialised in the study of party and party systems and has written a number of books on the subject.

2015-16 Winner: Charlotte Amrouche

The Tom Garvin Award

This is an annual award, in the form of a letter, presented to the student with the highest mark in POL 30300 Advanced Politics.

Tom Garvin is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at University College Dublin and an alumnus of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of UCD with a BA in History and Politics and an MA in Politics. His PhD was awarded by the University of Georgia. He was a founding co-convenor of the Political Studies Association of Ireland from 1982 to 1984 and its first President from 1984 to 1987. In 1991 he became Professor of Politics at UCD and served as Head of Department from then until 2005. Professor Garvin boasts a large academic output including four outstanding works on Irish political life: 'The Evolution of Irish Nationalist Politics', 'Nationalist Revolutionaries in Ireland', '1922: The Birth of Irish Democracy', and 'Preventing the Future'.

2015-16 Winner: Lucie Martin

For the full list of SPIRe 2015-16 award winners click here