How You Can Study Politics & International Relations from September 2018

DN700: 4 Year BSc Programme

In the newly structured Social Sciences Degree (CAO Code: DN700), students can study Politics & International Relations as a joint major, single major or a major with minor. 

Politics & International Relations can also be studied as a part of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) Programme or the Computaional Social Science Programme.

1. Joint Major

Students can study Politics as a joint major either with Archaeology, Economics, Geography, History, Information and Communication Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Justice or Statistics.

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Year 1

A) 4 Politics Core Modules

  • Foundation of Political Theory and International Relations
  • Foundations of Contemporary Politics
  • Irish Politics
  • Globalisation and Development

B) 1 Core Module  for all BSc Students

C) Modules from the Other Subject of Your Choice and Electives

  • 4 modules from Archaeology, Economics, Geography, History, ICS, Mathematics, Philosophy, Sociology Social Justice or Statistics
  • 2 Progragramme Electives
  • 1 General Elective

*Programme Elecive - Students will choose 2 modules out of a list provided. The list TBC.
**General Elective - Students can choose any module in the University when places are available.

Year 2

A) 4 Politics Core Modules

  • Individuals and the State
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Research Methods in Political Science

B) 4 Modules from the Other Subject of Your Choice

Archaeology, Economics, Geography, History, ICS, Mathematics, Philosophy, Sociology Social Justice or Statistics

C) 10 credits*as Programme Options**

D) 10 credits for General Electives  

*Credit - A mojority of undergraduate modules are worth 5 credits.
** Programme Options - Studetns will choose modules from the subjects of their choice (e.g. Economics and Politics). They can choose one each from both subjects or two from one of them.

A list of Politics & IR modules 2017-18 (PDF) 

Year 3 and 4

Students choose various modules from Politics & International Relations and the other subject of their choice. 

They are encouraged to study abroad on the Erasmus or JYA exchange programme, and/or take up an internship.

Erasmus/JYA information

Students also engage in a research project in Year 4. 

2. Single Major

Students may apply to study a single-subject Poloitics Degree at the end of Year 2.

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DN700 Students may take Politics and International Relations as a single major from Year 3 if their Year 1 & 2 results meet our criteria.

Year 1

The structure is identical to the Joint Major Above.

Year 2

A) 4 Politics Core Modules

  • Individuals and the State
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Research Methods in Political Science

B) 4 Modules from the Other Subject of Your Choice

Archaeology, Economics, Geography, History, ICS, Mathematics, Philosophy, Sociology Social Justice or Statistics

C) 10 credits as Programme Options

D) 10 credits for General Electives  

As C) Programme Options and D) General Electives, students can register for extra Politics & IR modules. i.e. They can register for up to eight Politics & IR modules.

Year 3 and 4

Students choose various modules from Politics & International Relations.

Here is a list of our degree-level modules offered in 2017-18. (Subject to change)

  • International Justice
  • Integration, Fragmentation
  • Middle East Politics
  • Politics and Policy of the EU
  • Justice in Education
  • Introduction to Asian Politics
  • Data Analytics for Social Science
  • Advanced Seminar in Politics
  • Parties in Parliament
  • Gender in War & Peace
  • Internat. Political Economy
  • The EU in the World
  • Political Activism in the Middle East
  • Referendum Studies
  • Environmental Pol and Policy
  • The Politics of Representation
  • International Justice

They are encouraged to go study abroad on the Erasmus or JYA exchange programme, and/or take up an internship.

Erasmus/JYA information

Students also engage in a research project in Year 4. 

3. Major with Minor

Students can study Politis with a minor in either Linguistics, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Irish or Chinese.

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Year 1

A) 4 Politics Core Modules

  • Foundation of Political Theory and International Relations
  • Foundations of Contemporary Politics
  • Irish Politics
  • Globalisation and Development

B) 1 Core Module for all BSc Students

C) Modules from the Subject of Your Choice and Electives

  • 2 modules from Linguistics, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Irish or Chinese
  • Programme Electives and General Elecives

Year 2

A) 4 Politics Core Modules

  • Individuals and the State
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Research Methods in Political Science

B) 2 Modules  from the Subject of Your Choice

Linguistics, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Irish or Chinese

C) Programme Electives and General Electives. 

Year 3 and 4

Students choose various modules from Politics & International Relations and the other subject of their choice. 

They are encouraged to study abroad on the Erasmus or JYA exchange programme, and/or take up an internship.

Erasmus/JYA information

Students also engage in a research project in Year 4. 

4. On Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) Programme

5. On Computaional Social Science Programme

Download the prospectus below for further details.

UCD Social Sciences UG Prospectus 2018PDF|6MB

 

DN520: 3 Year BA Programme as History and Political Studies

If you woud like to study Politics & IR as a joint major with the other subjects, you must apply for DN700.

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Year 1

Students normally study 2-3 subjects in their first year. Those who successfully passed the following two Politics modules may proceed to Stage 2 of History and Political Studies. 

  • Foundation of Political Theory and International Relations
  • Foundations of Contemporary Politics

Year 2

A) Politics: 25 credits

4 core modules + 1 option module

Cores:

  • Individuals and the State
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Research Methods in Political Science

Options List for the Academic Year 2017-18 (Subject to Change)

B) History: 25 credits

C) Electives: 10 credits

Year 3

A) Politics: 25 credits (5 Modules) 

B) History: 25 credits

C) Electives: 10 credits

Students have an option of studying abroad on the Erasumus and JYA exchange.

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