“Doing an MA in American Studies at the UCD Clinton Institute was one of the best decisions I have made. Each of the classes offered was interesting, engaging and left me with a deeper understanding of American political issues. I am now putting everything I learned at the Institute to good use by working in Washington DC and so I would definitely recommend the programme to anyone considering it” – Niamh Ní Aonghusa
Because of the United States’ unrivaled status in the world today, the debates on American values and the mission of American democracy have become a matter of global concern. This programme introduces students to the advanced study of American culture and politics, in both domestic and international contexts. It is a multidisciplinary programme that promotes the study of the interactions of cultural social and political factors. It aims to deepen and widen students’ knowledge of major topics and issues as well as to enable them to develop a significant measure of expertise in the subject chosen for the dissertation. The MA programme draws on the expertise of UCD faculty across a number of departments, as well as that of the Professor of American Studies and the contribution of visiting scholars.
Our graduate work in a varies of the area and include:
IT, NGOs, Public and Civil Service, Communications, Banking, Teaching, and Media
Applicants for the MA should hold one of the following qualifications:
- A first class or second class, grade 1 degree
- A US or Canadian degree with a GPA of 3.5
- If an applicant doesn’t meet the normal entry requirement of a Level 8 degree, in exceptional circumstances they would normally present another qualification or award along with extensive work experience in order to be considered.
This school offers programs in:
Last updated February 18, 2018