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MA Irish Politics


Course Description

This MA programme provides students with the opportunity to study in depth both the political history of Ireland, north and south, and contemporary political developments in the two places. It covers a wide range of topics including Unionist and Nationalist politics; theories and interpretations of the Northern Ireland conflict; the relationship between Church and State; the effects of political violence; elections and party politics both north and south; gender and politics; questions of national, ethnic and cultural identity; the peace process in Northern Ireland and the nature and impact of political landmarks such as the Good Friday Agreement of 1998.

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent recognised qualification in a Social Sciences, Humanities or Arts subject, or a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent recognised qualification in any subject with relevant professional experience.

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