MA in Public Affairs - Employability
Since its inception in 2007, graduates of the MA PAPC have enjoyed successful careers in public
affairs, with a growing number having been elected to public office as representatives of major
national political parties.
Serving an internship with a member of Dáil Éireann, the national parliament, graduates receive
an immersive grounding in the practice of public affairs that includes research, drafting speeches,
policy papers and communications material. This equips them for careers as political advisors
and communications specialists, political party administrators and policy researchers.
Many are also highly sought after by not for profit organisations, charities and trade unions
where their skills in advocacy and knowledge of public policy are in strong demand.