Introduction Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances. The Master of Arts in Public Affairs and Political Communication is a one-year full time programme combining lectures, project work, the production of an academic dissertation and internship with a view to preparing students for a successful career in public affairs and political communication. This is a taught full time post-graduate programme of twelve months duration including the submission of a dissertation of original research on a relevant subject. The programme also involves a placed internship of up to fifteen hours a week, in a public, private and not for profit organisations engaged in public affairs, including Dáil and Seanad Éireann. Possession of a laptop personal computer will be a pre-requisite of the programme.