Ireland offers a wide variety of post graduate program in international relations, for eg, peace and conflict studies, development studies, migration and diasporas studies, gender and ethnicity to name a few, providing a platform for students to start their career in areas which influence the global agenda
Students choosing universities only by the rankings granted by the various world raking leaders, should also understand that, some rankings focus on the research quality of the university, where as , some give importance to the teaching and infrastructure of the university. Prospective students should also take in to account factors like internship opportunities, location of the university and other such details instead of relying only on the rankings of the university.
In Ireland, the top schools are Trinity college Dublin, university college Dublin followed by national university of Ireland Galway, university college cork and Maynooth university. The programs I Ireland are grouped under various categories like masters on science, masters of engineering, masters of business studies etc.The master of science programs have almost 268 courses , for a 1 or a 2 yr duration. To name a few, Msc in taxation, in University of Limerick, Msc in applied sciences, in soft ware and systems for mobile network, in university college cork etc.
The masters in engineering, M Eng , has around 15 programs under it, since , there are numerous specializations under engineering, it is further grouped as master of science in engineering ( Msc ) and masters in business engineering, a combination of engineering and business studies. M Eng in embedded system engineering in cork institute of technology , M Eng VLSI systems in university of Limerick to name a few.
The masters program is awarded when a student completed 30 credit points per semester, totally upto 120 credit points in case of a 2 yr program.
A few unique program which needs mentioning are , masters in development practice in trinity college Dublin, a program on health , natural, social and management sciences. M Phil in international peace studies, in trinity college Dublin, is a program on war and armed conflicts , and details on preventing and resolving them