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SarahMarie11
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Hello! I'm currently thinking of applying to study International Politics and Conflict Studies at QUB, and I was wondering if there are any current/past students who could give a lowdown on the course? Things like what modules are studied, how much you enjoy the course, how difficult the course is, etc? Also, would it be a huge black mark against me if I haven't studied History or Government and Politics at A Level?
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(Original post by SarahMarie11)
Hello! I'm currently thinking of applying to study International Politics and Conflict Studies at QUB, and I was wondering if there are any current/past students who could give a lowdown on the course? Things like what modules are studied, how much you enjoy the course, how difficult the course is, etc? Also, would it be a huge black mark against me if I haven't studied History or Government and Politics at A Level?
No not at all. I don't think studying history/politics at A level is a pre-condition. So long as the passion is there I guess.
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I'm a final year History and International Studies student, and I would recommend any of the security modules, as they're taught by Dr Michael Bourne who has an international reputation in this field. Also the Contemporary Europe module is led by Proffessor David Phinnemore (also a well-known figure who has given evidence before Parliament on EU issues previously). Here's the IS modules on offer currently, although these may of course change:

-Contemporary Europe
-World Politics: Conflict and Peace
-Issues in Contemporary Politics
-Comparative Politics
-International Relations
-Security and Terrorism
-Politics and Policies of the EU
-Politics of Deeply Divided Societies
-International Organisations
-Studying Politics
-Politics of Conflict Transformation (Maymester) -> id I'm remembering correctly this is a 4 week module undertaken partially at QUB, and partially at Vanderbilt in the US
-Democracy, Ethics & Economics
-Internship (double weighted)
-Dissertation (double weighted)
-Middle Eastern Politics
-Women and Politics
-Arms Control
-Asylum & Migration in Global Politics
-N Ireland: A Case Study
-Security and Technology
-War and Visual Culture
-US Foreign Policy
-Ethics, Power and International Politics
-National and Ethnic Minorities in European Politics
-The Far Right in Western Europe and North America
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(Original post by mackers_ire)
I'm a final year History and International Studies student, and I would recommend any of the security modules, as they're taught by Dr Michael Bourne who has an international reputation in this field. Also the Contemporary Europe module is led by Proffessor David Phinnemore (also a well-known figure who has given evidence before Parliament on EU issues previously). Here's the IS modules on offer currently, although these may of course change:

-Contemporary Europe
-World Politics: Conflict and Peace
-Issues in Contemporary Politics
-Comparative Politics
-International Relations
-Security and Terrorism
-Politics and Policies of the EU
-Politics of Deeply Divided Societies
-International Organisations
-Studying Politics
-Politics of Conflict Transformation (Maymester) -> id I'm remembering correctly this is a 4 week module undertaken partially at QUB, and partially at Vanderbilt in the US
-Democracy, Ethics & Economics
-Internship (double weighted)
-Dissertation (double weighted)
-Middle Eastern Politics
-Women and Politics
-Arms Control
-Asylum & Migration in Global Politics
-N Ireland: A Case Study
-Security and Technology
-War and Visual Culture
-US Foreign Policy
-Ethics, Power and International Politics
-National and Ethnic Minorities in European Politics
-The Far Right in Western Europe and North America
Thank you so much for the reply! I'm currently caught between studying IPCS or just straight Politics, but these modules look so much more interesting!
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(Original post by SarahMarie11)
Thank you so much for the reply! I'm currently caught between studying IPCS or just straight Politics, but these modules look so much more interesting!
There's not a whole lot of difference between them, but I'd recommend IPCS as its slightly more flexible, and if you aren't interested in UK politics then its perfect (I've never studied any UK politics whilst doing my IS-side of my degree lol). Also some module options are only available to specific pathways (e.g. politics, IPCS, etc.)

If you've any other questions about it, feel free to ask me
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Im currently thinking about choosing this myself. Im just curious, any idea what the career opportunities are with this degree?
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