The Department of Political Science at Trinity College, University of Dublin, is one of the top Political Science departments in Europe. It is a vibrant, outward-looking department that combines intensive research activity with the strongest commitment to high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. It is a member of the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy, one of around 24 schools within Trinity. A background in a social science will be an advantage but not a necessity.
Applicants are expected from candidates with a single or joint honours degree in Political Science, Economics, European Studies, History, Sociology, Business and Law. Other subject areas will also be considered. The course is of twelve-months duration, on a full-time basis. Teaching starts in the autumn and the M.Sc. concludes with the submission of a dissertation the following September.
Applicants must, in addition to the College requirement to provide academic transcripts and two letters of recommendation, provide a motivation letter and one piece of written work (for example an undergraduate dissertation or essay).
Students who have had periods of residence outside the EU are required to provide documentary evidence for their claim for EU fee status. This evidence must be presented with their application.
English Language Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:
- IELTS: Grade 6.5
- TOEFL: 88 – iBT, 230 – Computer based, 570 – paper based
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: Grade C
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Grade C
Merit-based scholarships are available for the incoming cohort of Masters students that will begin their studies in September. One full-fees scholarship (EU or non-EU fees as relevant to the beneficiary) will be awarded for this Masters programme. The Department will also offer a limited number of partial fee awards. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must first apply to the Masters programme online through PAC and then send their supporting documents to the Galway office specified on the PAC website. In addition to the regular application procedure through the PAC system, applicants who wish to be considered for the scholarships must also fill out the online scholarship application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. This online application form must be submitted after the applicant has summitted the primary application the PAC (with the supporting documents).
Applicants must submit the online scholarship application form by 1 May to be considered for a scholarship. Click here to download Scholarship Application
Enquiries may be directed to the Director , Dr William Phelan at email@example.com
More information: http://www.tcd.ie/Political_Science/postgraduate/ipmscadmissions.php