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Politics and International Relations

Available from our partner institution, the University of Limerick. More information here.

Politics and International Relations can be taken as part of the MIC Arts Degree as a joint honours combination.

About you
The study of Politics and International Relations is all about thinking critically and understanding change. You might be attracted to studying this course if you are interested in understanding the way the world works. You will learn how to research, how to study and develop your analytical and reasoning skills, and how to apply these skills to the real world. You will learn about Ireland and Europe, their place in the world, about what makes a good society and about what doesn’t, and how we might tell the difference between the two.

Why Study Politics and International Relations?
You will have the opportunity to study a wide cross-section of areas within Politics and International Relations. The staff of Department of Politics and Public Administration have expertise across the discipline and as a result students will learn
about the general workings of politics and international relations and then look at Irish politics, European politics, political theory, international relations and political economy, and public administration. By doing so they will cover more content that any other politics-based course in Ireland. It provides a unique opportunity to study all the main areas within Politics and International Relations.

What you will study
In the first year, you will take introductions to the broad study of Politics and International Relations, whereas in the second year you separately take courses related to the main studies within the field (Irish Politics, European Politics, Political
Theory, International Relations and Political Economy, and Public Administration). Third year is spent off-campus and then in final year, you can choose a number of electives that include looking at issues such as global justice, international organisations, Russian Politics, African Politics and issues around peace and conflict.

Career Opportunities
• Public Service
• European and International Agencies
• Business, Heritage and Tourism
• Education and Teaching
• Voluntary and Community Organisations
• Media, Journalism and Public Relations
• Training and Equal Opportunities
• Policy Evaluation Research
• Urban Planning and Rural Development
• Social and Market Research

Follow-on study opportunities include:
• MA International Studies
• MA European Politics and Governance
• MA Ethics in International Affairs
• MA International Studies
• MA Peace and Development Studies
• MA Politics

Additional Information:
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
E: Arts@ul.ie
T: +353 61 202286

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