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|Application deadline:||as early as possible|
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|Start date:||September 2014|
|Credits:|| 90 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
Applications are welcome from graduates from any discipline, though undergraduate disciplines with a thematic link to geography, political science, history, economics or sociology may be advantageous. The programme would also be suitable for those with a professional background in related fields who might wish to develop and broaden their skillset.
What will I learn?
The Geopolitics and the Global Economy programme will provide you with an opportunity to develop reading, writing and critical thinking skills in those areas, from a variety of perspectives and covering a number of world regions.
How will I benefit?
You will develop your knowledge and skillset to a high level and also hone your skills in independent research under the supervision of a staff of academic experts in their fields. It is thus a degree that can either stand on its own or serve as a springboard for those with an ambition to progress towards doctoral study in the future, or non-academic jobs.
What is the programme about?
The programme aims to produce graduates who are able to analyze and interpret the world in which we live, depending on your chosen research focus, including but not limited to:
* War, conflict resolution and peace
* Global economic processes
* Global political events
* The knowledge economy
* Local, national and regional economic development
The programme comprises of a total of 90 credits and taught modules make up 60 of the credits. The core modules focus on research design skills, methodology, Geography as an academic discipline, and a fieldtrip. 30 credits are assigned to the thesis, which involves the production of a piece of original research (of around 12,000-15,000 words in length) supervised by members of the School academic staff with a wealth of experience in research areas such as: the Environment and Sustainable Development, Urban Studies, the Geography and Geopolitics of regions such as Ireland, the wider European Union, Latin America, the Middle East and the US, Irish geographical history, migration, the global economic crisis, as well as the knowledge economy. Please note the curriculum is subject to a year by year review and the modules below may or may not be available in any given year).
Core Modules (40 Credits)
* History of Geographic Thought
* Research Design
* Geographic Analysis
* Political/Economic Fieldtrip
* US Foreign Policy
* Political Geography of Europe
Elective Modules (20 credits from the following)
* US Foreign Policy (if Political Geography of Europe taken as a core)
* Political Geography of Europe (if US Foreign policy taken as a core)
* Megacities and the Knowledge Economy
* International Economic Crisis
A maximum of 10 credits from: Many modules from other Schools at UCD are available to students in this programme, for example from Politics and International Relations, Sociology and American Studies. Please consult Graduate Administrator
If English is not your native language, unless you have done your primary degree through English in an English speaking country, an English language qualification is required for all programmes.
You will need:
An undergraduate degree in any academic field, with a preference for fields of study related to your chosen stream.
Good academic grades (your transcript should include grades for each subject taken).
Names and contact details of two referees who can assess your intellectual ability, maturity and motivation. At least one of these should be a member of academic staff at your current institution.
Applications to this programme for September 2012 are considered on a rolling basis. A further application stage will be available, however, the School of GPEP recommends that you make your application as early as possible, as late application may mean no further places are available.
|CAE score:||75 (Grade B)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||600|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||250|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||90|
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