GRADUATE STUDIES

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King's College London Students evacuated to Bristol, England, 1940

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The School of History offers an MA programme, in which students can concentrate on the history of war and international relations. Our one year taught MA offers courses on a range of topics, from political violence in the twentieth century to the origins and development of modern diplomacy, from the First World War to the place of the United States in global history.

Anyone interested in this course should click here.

 

 

 

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The Vietnam War 1962 - 1975

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The MA/MSc in International Relations

The School of Politics and International Relations (Spire) offers an MA / MSc Programme in International Relations. As an academic discipline, international relations deals with the causes and consequences of international phenomena such as war, trade, regional integration, migration and terrorism. While rooted in political science, teaching and research on international relations at SPIRe brings together different methodologies and theoretical perspectives. Particular strengths in the School include international political economy, international security, cultural and social-psychological approaches to international politics, regional integration, international institutions, development and human rights. Geographical expertise centres on Europe, Africa, North America and the Middle East.

Anyone interested in this course should contact Dr Tobias Theiler (tobias.theiler@ucd.ie).

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The Bosnia Civil War: British Forces with the United Nations Protection force in Bosnia and Croatia, 1992-1995

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The MA/MSc in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict

The School of Politics and International Relations (Spire) offers an MA / MSc Programme in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict. This programme uses comparative political science models and methods to analyse patterns of conflict and settlement, with a focus on internal violent conflicts, past and present. Internal conflicts are among the most important factors destabilising entire regions and affecting wider international relations. Equally international and global developments – from global economic trends, to climate change, to the rise and fall of empires and states – affect the likelihood of internal conflict. 

The wide range of expertise in SPIRe feeds into the programme, with its specialist resources in the study of theories of ethnicity, identity, conflict; comparative ethnic conflict; Northern Ireland, Western Europe and relevant cognate specialisms in civic republicanism, justice and human rights, international security, European politics, and development studies.

Anyone interested in this course should contact Prof. Jennifer Todd (jennifer.todd@ucd.ie).