The MEconSc in European Public Affairs and Law is designed to equip graduates with strong expertise in contemporary European affairs, based on an inter-disciplinary approach to the comparative study of Europe and the European Union. Close co-operation between the UCD School of Politics and International Relations and the UCD School of Law integrates core modules in the internal and external affairs of the European Union, paying particular attention to contemporary changes in political and economic governance of the Euro area. A core module on the political economy of European monetary integration, and a range of elective options in international political economy, is designed to ensure that students graduate with a capacity to engage in critical debates on the future of European economic governance. Students must also submit a thesis in the area of European politics, international relations, political economy or public affairs.

  • Background: the MEconSc¬†is a one year, full time, masters program at University College Dublin (UCD), with an academically demanding, exciting, practice-oriented curriculum.
  • Prepare for an exceptional career: the MEconSc prepares students for high-skilled professional employment in the public, private and civil society sectors, particularly in the European Union and international organisations.
  • Gain international experience: MEconSc students come from all over the world, giving you the opportunity to interact with and learn from students with¬†diverse academic and professional backgrounds.
  • Multidisciplinary training: the MEconSc will give you the opportunity to study different academic disciplines including economics, political economy, political science, public policy, law, and governance
  • Curriculum: this is a 90 credit masters program. Students pursue 4 core compulsory modules (45 credits in economy, politics, law, governance, and research design), 2 optional modules (20 credits) and a final dissertation (25 credits).

Detailed information on each module is contained in the menu pages above. For more program information please contact Dr. Aidan Regan by email: aidan.regan@ucd.ie, or phone: +3531 716 8154. A competitive application process applies.

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