MA Sociology 12 months Postgraduate Program By University College Dublin |Top Universities
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Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

22,600 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

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Program overview

Main Subject

Sociology

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The MA Sociology programme provides a broad range of cutting-edge analytical and research skills to better understand significant social issues and problems in contemporary society, and how to act to change them. 
The MSc/MA Sociology programme expands your sociological knowledge and competence to enable you to conduct social research to the standards required in professional settings. You will enjoy small classes organised as seminars and workshops in preparation for carrying out a substantial independent research and writing project under individual supervision.
You will join an international community of postgraduate students and encounter the latest research topics, methods, and styles of enquiry in the distinctive suite of modules provided by the programme. From social simulation to data mining, migration to financialisation, religious revivals to organised crime, pandemics to decolonialism, gender to nationalism - the MSc/MA in Sociology is enjoyable, challenging and exciting. Highly-regarded, it prepares you for roles in any number of professions and careers: from policy analysis to media and public relations, and from community development to the creative industries. Both MSc and MA options are available, with the MSc designed for those wishing to prioritise acquisition of advanced quantitative research skills.

Program overview

Main Subject

Sociology

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The MA Sociology programme provides a broad range of cutting-edge analytical and research skills to better understand significant social issues and problems in contemporary society, and how to act to change them. 
The MSc/MA Sociology programme expands your sociological knowledge and competence to enable you to conduct social research to the standards required in professional settings. You will enjoy small classes organised as seminars and workshops in preparation for carrying out a substantial independent research and writing project under individual supervision.
You will join an international community of postgraduate students and encounter the latest research topics, methods, and styles of enquiry in the distinctive suite of modules provided by the programme. From social simulation to data mining, migration to financialisation, religious revivals to organised crime, pandemics to decolonialism, gender to nationalism - the MSc/MA in Sociology is enjoyable, challenging and exciting. Highly-regarded, it prepares you for roles in any number of professions and careers: from policy analysis to media and public relations, and from community development to the creative industries. Both MSc and MA options are available, with the MSc designed for those wishing to prioritise acquisition of advanced quantitative research skills.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

176+
6.5+
90+
Applicants should normally have a primary degree in sociology or social science, or a closely related discipline. A Second Class Honours Grade One (2:1) or higher is required but Second Class Honours Grade Two (2:2) standard or equivalent may be considered. Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements but can confirm professional qualifications and/or experience will be considered. Applicants may be called for an interview.
1 Year
Sep

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

9,100 EUR
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International Students

22,600 EUR
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