Sociology - Global Solutions

MSc Global Solutions
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
Global Solutions is a new and innovative MSc programme delivered by the UCD School of Sociology. It combines academic, activist, business and policy perspectives (the AABP model) to explore and study solutions to significant global problems, including climate change, global inequalities, conflicts and social transformations.

We develop and apply an innovative AABP model that explores the intersections of

A academic knowledge and research

A activism and social movements

B business and technological innovations

P social policy
to understand the design, operations and innovative potential of global solutions.

This programme is delivered by the UCD School of Sociology

Vision and Values Statement
The MSc Global Solutions is designed in hope and optimism that we can make our world better together and devise novel global solutions that can contribute to addressing global problems. We are looking for students who want to be active participants in shaping their and our world and learn how to create global solutions that attempt to resolve our most pressing global problems.

Throughout the programme, we explore a range of current global problems and case studies, including outreach to those involved in dealing with real-world societal problems.

Programme Outcomes
The MSc Global Solutions will give students a chance to achieve following learning outcomes in academic and professional skills:

To expand the knowledge and understanding of global challenges across four perspectives: academic, activist, business and policy

To apply knowledge and understanding to specific global challenges

To analyse academic, activist, business and policy aspects of global challenges separately and in interaction

To design the intervention for the global challenges that would incorporate academic, activist, business and policy separately and within an intersectional model

To evaluate specific global solutions from the academic, activist, business and policy perspectives

To demonstrate and further develop communication, writing, presentation and debating skills for diverse academic and non-academic audiences

To apply the range of research strategies and methodologies to collect relevant evidence on global social change and global solutions

To successfully carry out a substantial piece of research through an individually- supervised dissertation

Subjects taught

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N.B. This list is indicative only and subject to change

Core Modules:

Global Solutions in an Academic, Activist, Business and Policy (AABP) Perspective

Global Solutions to Climate Change

Human Development in the Fight against Global Inequalities

Transnational Lives in Global Perspective

Peace, Conflict and Social Change


Optional Modules

Big Data and Solution-Oriented Sociology
Identities and Rights in a Global Context

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:

MSc Global Solutions FT (W536)

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes


1 year full-time

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Careers & Employability
A wide range of organisations and social enterprises use the skills developed throughout the programme. Academic and analytical skills are required for work in the social research sector, including think tanks, market research and academic organisations. Focus on activism and business prepares you for working in the NGO sector and as a social entrepreneur. Policy perspective is essential for those wishing to pursue careers in the civil service, governmental organisations, and social policy.

The MSc Global Solutions at UCD is ideal for graduates who wish to innovate and focus on solutions a part of their future career.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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