Applications for Advanced Seminar in Politics 2022-23
The Advanced Seminar in Politics 1 (POL30860) and 2 (POL30870) 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 final year student in 2022-23, who has completed Core Level 2 Politics modules. Students with a GPA of 3.60 and above (across all modules or across SPIRe modules only) will be eligible for consideration.
The deadline for submission is Friday 24th June 2022. You must include grades in your application that will be released on 17th of June.
Google Application Form (Log onto UCD Connect Required)
N.B. The following is for your reference only. These are the module descriptions and the learning outcomes from the previous year.
Weekly seminars will take place on Wednesdays 4-6pm (TBC).
There will be no weekly lectures or seminars. Students will meet with their supervisor individually to discuss progress.
- How to do advanced research in Politics and International Relations, involving sustained argument and a good understanding of the relevant literature and data.
- How to formulate a research proposal.
- The background information and methodological techniques required to do advanced research.
- The skills and discipline required to do advanced, independent research.