MA Geopolitics & the Global Economy

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The programme aims to produce graduates who are able to analyze and interpret the world in which we live, depending on your chosen research focus, including but not limited to:


  • War, conflict resolution and peace
  • Global economic processes
  • Global political events
  • The knowledge economy
  • Local, national and regional economic development 



Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Applications are welcome from graduates from any discipline, though undergraduate disciplines with a thematic link to geography, political science, history, economics or sociology may be advantageous. The programme would also be suitable for those with a professional background in related fields who might wish to develop and broaden their skillset.

Graduates work in government agencies, international aid agencies, global multilateral agencies, human rights institutions, think-tanks, research bodies and private firms in roles such as researchers, lecturers, aids workers, GIS specialists, planners and local government officials.
Graduates now work in organisations such as:

  • UN
  • World Bank
  • Amnesty International
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Deloitte & Touche

MA Geopolitics & the Global Economy (W262) Full Time
EU          fee per year - € 6750
nonEU    fee per year - € 18300

***Fees are subject to change
Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

This programme is intended for applicants with a degree in any discipline including geography, political science, history, economics and sociology, or professionals working in related fields.

  • Good academic grades are requried (your transcript should include grades for each subject taken).
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Ryan McCarrel, US,International Research Fellow at The Caucasus Research Resource Center – Azerbaijan

Getting my MA in Geopolitics and the Global Economy at UCD gave me an opportunity to study with some leading academics in their field. Lectures were engaging and thoughtprovoking, challenging me to think critically about some of the most prescient issues confronting the world today.

The following entry routes are available:

MA Geopolitics & the Global Economy FT (W262)
1 Years
Full Time
Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised