The School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast is inviting applications for their exciting range of taught MA programmes, as well as bursaries to cover EU/home tuition fees. These bursaries will be awarded to five academically outstanding students, holding (or predicted to gain) a first class honours undergraduate degree in a cognate area. The School provides teaching by leading experts in 8 MA programmes, the latter two of which are new, innovative courses beginning in 2013/14:
MA International Relations – This analyses in a scholarly, critical and methodologically sophisticated manner various aspects of international relations. It examines the origin and development of the state system and explores the role that ideas such as sovereignty, human rights, justice, security, ethics, democracy and culture play in our changing international environment.
MA Comparative Ethnic Conflict – This uses the methodological tools of the social sciences in analysing the causes and the attempted resolution of political conflict in ethnically divided regions such as Northern Ireland, the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
MA Violence, Terrorism & Security – This programme provides dynamic and critical study in Violence, Terrorism and International Security. It challenges accepted wisdom and opens up the debate about the role of violence in relation to political power in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The aim is to help students develop a critical and analytical approach to problems in history and the contemporary world of Violence, Terrorism and Security.
MA European Union Politics – This provides an in depth grounding in the structures, theories, politics and policies of the European Union, while also examining the deeper processes of Europeanisation which are reshaping contemporary European politics and societies.
MA Irish Politics – This provides an analysis in a scholarly, critical and methodologically sophisticated manner of various aspects of modern Irish political life. From the Irish Revolution, through to ‘The Troubles’, this programme offers students the opportunity to study in depth, both the political history of Ireland, north and south, and contemporary political developments in both jurisdictions.
MA Legislative Studies and Practice – The programme seeks to: develop students’ knowledge of the historical and political contexts – regional, national and European – in which the Northern Ireland Assembly operates; develop a detailed understanding among students of legislative practice through work-based learning in the Northern Ireland Assembly; and develop student’s analytical, communication and research skills.
*This is funded with generous bursaries (tuition plus £8,500 maintenance support) by the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission*
MA Politics – This programme seeks to deepen understanding of contemporary issues in political studies within a context of maximum student choice. It enables students to choose a mix of courses to suit their academic interests and/or future career or study
MA in Moral, Legal and Political Philosophy – This programme aims to combine the approaches of moral, legal and political philosophy to address important contemporary issues, both theoretical and practical, including the proper design of political institutions, the conduct of war, and the nature of law.
MA in Medical Ethics and Law – This course aims to develop greater understanding of the ethical and legal issues that confront those working in medicine today, from those that arise when dealing with children to those that occur when treating the terminally ill.
The School also has a vibrant population of postgraduate research students, and further information about this and our wide range of specialist research strengths can be found here.
All applications received on or before Friday 28th June 2013 will be considered for these bursaries. Further information on the bursaries and our MA taught provision can be found here.
Queen’s University Belfast’s postgraduate enrolment portal can be accessed here.