The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:
(a) a Bachelor degree obtained with at least a Second Class Honours in European Studies or in any other area of studies deemed relevant by the Board or equivalent or
(b) a Bachelor degree obtained with at least Category II in European Studies or in any other area deemed relevant by the Board,
provided that, in appropriate cases, the Board may, after an interview, require students admitted to the Course to follow and pass related study-units to which a maximum of 10 credits are assigned in addition to the programme of study.
Applicants in possession of a Bachelor degree with Third Class Honours or Category III in any area deemed relevant by the Board and who have work experience that is related to the Course, may, after an interview, be admitted to a preparatory programme as specified below which programme, if successfully completed, provides access to the Degree.
The Board may allow applicants possessing a degree other than those specified in the above paragraphs to join the Course, provided that the degree classification is not less than Second Class Honours / Category II, and subject to the submission of a letter of motivation and an interview to establish whether they have sufficient proficiency and background to be able to profit from the Course. In such instances, the Board may recommend that applicants follow the preparatory programme or part of it.
The preparatory programme shall comprise study-units to which not less than 30 and not more than 60 credits are assigned, and shall also be governed by the Principal Regulations.
Applicants shall be required to successfully complete the preparatory programme of study with an average mark of 55% or better prior to their registration on the Course.
The Board may grant students full or partial exemption from the requirement of the Preparatory Programme if it is satisfied that the students possess post-first cycle qualification work experience that is relevant to the area of study of the Master's course.
The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October
For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here