A degree in Politics gives you a flexible qualification for the 21st century, providing you with sought-after analytical and practical skills in research, communication and IT.
Politics is available in all three years of the BA degree, and you may study it as a single, major, or joint honourssubject.
Politics is built around three pillars with contributions from theDepartment of Government, the School of History and the Department of Philosophy.
Year 1 Modules:
PO1001 Introduction to Politics (15 credits); Politics in Ireland; International Politics and Key concepts in Political Theory
Year 2 Modules:
PO2001 Political Analysis
Comparative European Politics; USA Politics; Elections and Voting; Feminist Philosophy; Models of Democracy; An Introduction to Political Philosophy; Conflict and Conflict Resolution; Chinese Politics; Northern Ireland; Applied Ethics; Mediterranean Politics; Political Economy-Trade; Gender Perspectives on Politics; Knowledge and Reality; Citizen Participation; The European Union and the International System; US Foreign Policy and the Cold War, 1943-1991; EU: Political and Institutional Development; Reasoning and Argument; Model European Union; Knowledge and Reality; History of Philosophy.
Year 3*/4 Modules:
Ireland and International Relations; Global Governance; Professional Ethics; International Relations; Political Violence; Issues in Irish Politics; Metaethics; Moral Psychology; Nuclear Politics and Proliferation; The Politics of Church and State; Contemporary Ecological and Anti-Capitalist Politics; Politics in Northern Ireland; Contemporary Debates in Ireland; Political Philosophy in Theory and Practice; Political Ideologies and Social Change; Moral Responsibility; Capitalism, Communism and the Cold War; US Collective Memory; Intervention and the Impact of Vietnam since 1968; Democracy: Theories and Innovations; History of Philosophy.
*BA International students spend third year studying in an approved foreign university in a country of the student's major language or subject. They will return to complete their final year in UCC in year 4.
See the College Calendar for additional information on the Programme and the Book of Modules for further information on modules.
Course Code: CK101, CK108
Course Title: Arts
Subject Title: Politics
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, International Education Office
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: BA (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.
2017 Entry Requirements: Refer to CK101 and CK108
Entry Points: CK101: 350 in 2015. CK108: 475 in 2015
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment.
Core research and communication skills are developed through traditional methods such as reviews, in-class tests and essays.
We also use creative assessment techniques including:
- poster design
- policy reports
- individual and group presentations
- participation in negotiation simulation exercises designed around international institutions
- writing opinion editorials and completing funding applications
The varied assessment profile is designed to ensure that you acquire diverse skills during your degree.
Refer to CK101and CK108. Students choose Arts subjects when registering for first year.
Further Contact Information
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