Master Scholarships in Comparative European Politics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

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Merit-based scholarships are available for the Masters programme in Comparative European Politics at Trinity College Dublin. Trinity’s M.Sc. in Comparative European Politics offers graduate students training in substantive topics relating to governance in the European Union, in addition to developing the research and technical skills needed to undertake political science research. It is ideal for those considering a career that deals with European and global issues. The course offers students the opportunity to study in international department with excellence in teaching and research in the area of European politics and governance.

The course is of twelve months duration, on a full time basis. Teachings starts at the beginning of October and the M.Sc. concludes with the submission of a dissertation the following September.

The course offers a range of modules that will deepen students’ knowledge of politics and policies in European and the European Union and help them gain new insight into the EU’s role in today’s world. The M.Sc. course consists of six modules: Government Institutions, Government and Politics of the EU, Principles of Comparative Research, Electoral Behaviour, European Union Policies and Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods. All modules are taught around a weekly seminar and assessed on the basis of assignments and exams. In addition, students will complete a dissertation of approximately 10,000 words in length. Students who fail to achieve a satisfactory mark for the dissertation element may be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Political Science.

Merit-based scholarships are available for the incoming cohort that enters the programme in September 2010. One full-fees scholarship (EU or non-EU fees as relevant to the beneficiary) will be awarded for each Masters programme on offer in the Department. The Department will also offer a limited number of partial fee awards. For information on how to apply for these merit-based scholarships, please visit the courses website.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

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