Sociology of Sustainability & Global Challenges

Course Outline
The innovative MA Sociology of Sustainability and Global Challenges analyses the globalisation of poverty and inequality and explores alternative strategies of development.

The MA Sociology of Development and Globalisation course is divided into two sections: parts A and B.

Part A
Compulsory modules:
SC6614 Sociological Methodology
SC6631 Sociology of Sustainable Development.
SC6642 Social Theory and Climate Justice

You will also choose three additional modules:
SC6626 Sociology of the Public Sphere
SC6627 Social Pathology, Civic Health, New Technology
SC6638 Sovereignty, Rights and Justice
SC6639 Feminist Epistemologies: Feminisms, Sexuality and Society
SC6641 Gender and Catastrophe

Part B
SC6615 Dissertation (20,000 words)Why Choose This Course

Modules
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.

University Calendar
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.

Why Choose This Course
The MA Sociology of Sustainability and Global Challenges course is aimed at people who are looking for professional growth and new career options.

This course prepares you for doctoral studies in the social sciences, or for employment in various sectors including:
media
civil service
education
social services
health care
public administration
NGOs

Entry requirements

Requirements
To apply for this course, you will have:
- a minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or equivalent honours degree in sociology, law, politics, psychology, history, applied social studies, anthropology, geography, economics, study of religions, media studies, communication, government, public policy, development, environment and planning, criminology, European studies, women studies, early childhood studies, cultural studies, political studies, international relations or another subject relevant to the Sociology of Sustainability and Globalisation

- A relevant Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) will also be considered under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) subject to a written expression of interest and/or interview acceptable to the Department of Sociology selection committee.

- In exceptional circumstances, substantial professional experience in a relevant and related field of development may be accepted as compensating for the absence of an undergraduate degree to the required standard.

English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland:
Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements.

International/non-EU applicants
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

For more information please contact the International Office.

Assessment Info

Assessment

Assessment is conducted through the grading of five graduate module papers. The word limit for the Social Theory paper is 3,000. The word limit for all other papers including Methodology is 5,000. These marks are combined with the student's grades on their final thesis (PART B) in order to determine an overall result.

Who teaches this course

In the most recent research quality review in UCC, the Department of Sociology was ranked among the top 15 per cent of sociology departments in the UK and US for the quality of their research.

Our staff are recognised for their outstanding research and publications record. Five members of staff have been awarded UCC CACSSS Research Achievement Awards. Members of staff in Sociology are currently conducting research projects funded by the European Union, the Irish Research Council and other research bodies.

Research from the Department of Sociology is regularly featured in the national and international media.

Subjects taught

The MA Sociology of Development and Globalisation course is divided into two sections: parts A and B.

Part A
Compulsory modules:
SC6608 Social Theory
SC6614 Sociological Methodology
SC6623 Globalisation and Culture
SC6631 Sociology of Sustainable Development.

You will also choose three additional modules:
SC6624 Civilization and Globalisation
SC6625 Formations of Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class in Contemporary Ireland
SC6626 Sociology of the Public Sphere
SC6627 Social Pathology and Civic Health
SC6638 Borders and Social Justice

Part B
SC6615 Dissertation (20,000 words)

For further details on the programme curriculum and module descriptions, see the Postgraduate College Calendar

Modules
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.
https://www.ucc.ie/admin/registrar/modules/

Duration

1 year full-time.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 7 September 2020

Post Course Info

Skills and Careers Information
This course gives you the opportunity to develop a range of analytical and critical-thinking skills as part of a lively academic community. Throughout the year, the Department hosts distinguished visiting speakers. You will also get the opportunity to participate in a wide range of stimulating scholarly events and conferences hosted by the Department, including the prestigious Theory and Philosophy Summer School held each year in May in UCC.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MA

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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