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The Global Centre for Advanced Studies Master's of Arts in Politics
The Global Centre for Advanced Studies

Master's of Arts in Politics

Dublin, Ireland

1 Years

English

Full time

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EUR 5,000

Blended, Distance Learning

Introduction

The programme joins some of the most reputable contemporary thinkers in psychoanalysis, to introduce different positions in the psychoanalytic landscape. It aims to create a dialogue between different understandings of psychoanalysis, apply psychoanalysis to problems beyond the individual subject and develop models of understanding the human mind in its interaction with the world beyond single psychoanalytic positions.

This is achieved by not capitalizing on any single figure in the psychoanalytic tradition and instead providing perspectives of classical and contemporary approaches to understanding psychoanalysis. These perspectives include but are not limited to, Jungian, Freudian, Lacanian, Deleuzian, and Winnecotian positions – interpreted by contemporary figures like Bruce Fink, Todd McGowan, Jamieson Webster and others.

The programme empowers MA researchers to understand psychoanalysis as a tool allowing a critical analysis of the human condition in its meanings and crises. United by this aim, the programme navigates through topics such as the analysis of religious phenomena such as Daoism, Buddhism and Christianity; literature and film; clinical cases of the mind and the body, contemporary and historical political crises, classical metaphysical problems and possible future developments of psychoanalytic theory. MA researchers are encouraged to apply the psychoanalytic paradigms introduced in the programme to tackle research questions of pressing relevance to the contemporary human condition.

In an age where disinformation abounds, GCAS is pleased to offer an advanced degree in politics, expected to be accredited in the European Union. Your research will be supported by some of the world’s leading thinkers. Our MA in politics exposes students to a history of politics, continental politics, international politics, and political theory. The programme is divided into two parts:

  • 10 short courses (3 ECTS credits each for a total of 30)
  • 60 ECTS credits with MA thesis research, writing, and defending.

Courses can be taken online and/or in person when we offer a course or courses in a residential context. Only a few courses are residential for the time being (for example, our seminars in Belfast). Each course meets four (4) times for discussion. Students write short weekly reflections and complete a polished 1,500-word research paper at the end of the course. Students also present once per course for ten (10) minutes with a Question and Answer session. Once the student completes all ten courses they move on to write the MA thesis (20,000 words) and take the Masters Comprehensive Examination (MCE). The student will defend their MA thesis in front of a committee in person or online. The MCE is a four-hour written examination on a topic germane to politics. The student is required to meet with their academic supervisor at least once per month to ensure writing and research targets are accomplished. Students can also meet up with their peers once a week, which is optional.

The programme joins some of the most reputable contemporary thinkers in psychoanalysis, to introduce different positions in the psychoanalytic landscape. It aims to create a dialogue between different understandings of psychoanalysis, apply psychoanalysis to problems beyond the individual subject and develop models of understanding the human mind in its interaction with the world beyond single psychoanalytic positions.

This is achieved by not capitalizing on any single figure in the psychoanalytic tradition and instead providing perspectives of classical and contemporary approaches to understanding psychoanalysis. These perspectives include but are not limited to, Jungian, Freudian, Lacanian, Deleuzian, and Winnecotian positions – interpreted by contemporary figures like Bruce Fink, Todd McGowan, Jamieson Webster and others.

The programme empowers MA researchers to understand psychoanalysis as a tool allowing a critical analysis of the human condition in its meanings and crises. United by this aim, the programme navigates through topics such as the analysis of religious phenomena such as Daoism, Buddhism and Christianity; literature and film; clinical cases of the mind and the body, contemporary and historical political crises, classical metaphysical problems and possible future developments of psychoanalytic theory. MA researchers are encouraged to apply the psychoanalytic paradigms introduced in the programme to tackle research questions of pressing relevance to the contemporary human condition.

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This programme is accredited via our partnership with Woolf University.

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