Politics & Sociology

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This programme comprises core taught modules in Politics and Sociology and a thesis of up to 20,000 words which will be supervised by a member of the school's academic staff, providing one-to-one support and expertise in the student's chosen field of enquiry.

Subjects taught

All students take core modules in Political Theory, Social Theory, and Research Methods, and also select from a list of optional modules.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
A primary degree or its equivalent, with Second Class Honours Grade 2 overall. Applicants should also have achieved an upper Second Class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent, GPAs of at least 3.0 of 4.0 or equivalent for international students, in a relevant subject such as Sociology, Politics, Philosophy, Public and Social Policy, Geography, History, Economics or Law. An interview may, in addition, form part of the application process.

Application dates

CLOSING DATE: 1st June 2022.


1 year, full-time; 2 years part-time.

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Career Opportunities
This programme will be of interest to students who wish to pursue careers in the public sector, non-governmental organisations, or research, or pursue PhD studies. Students can undertake doctoral studies in political theory, social theory, politics, sociology, research methodologies and policy studies. They will acquire valuable written and oral communication skills, as well as skills in group work, critical thinking and problem solving, furnishing them with essential graduate employment opportunities.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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