Sociology - Youth Community & Social Regeneration

This programme equips students with the skills necessary to engage with contemporary theoretical, policy and practice-related issues relating to work and study with young people in the national and international context of community regeneration. It includes an Internship where students undertake a placement in the field of Youth Work or Community Development. A total of 15 Places are available on this programme. All applicants will be interviewed as part of the application process. The Internships are with a range of NGO and Voluntary organisations in the community and youth sectors.

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester

Core modules:
• The Sociology of Youth & Community
• Preparing for the Student Internship
• Practitioner led Workshops on Youth and Community Development Management
• Researching Social Exclusion

Spring Semester
• Critical Perspectives on the Sociology of Youth, Community and Social Regeneration
• The Sociology of Regeneration: Theory, Policy & Practice
• Researching Social Change
• Youth Crime

Summer Semester
• MA YCSR Student Internship*

* Students not proceeding to the Internship may exit the programme with a Graduate Diploma upon successful completion of all coursework and assessments at this juncture.

Part Time Programme Content

Year 1

Autumn Semester
The Sociology of Youth & Community
• Researching Social Exclusion

Spring Semester
• Critical Perspectives on the Sociology of Youth, Community and Social Regeneration
• The Sociology of Regeneration: Theory, Policy & Practice

And 1 of the following modules:
• Researching Social Change
• Youth Crime

Year 2
Autumn Semester

• Preparing for the Student Internship
• Practitioner led Workshops on Youth and Community Development Management

Spring Semester
1 of the following modules:
• Researching Social Change
• Youth Crime

Summer Semester
• MA YCSR Student Internship*

* Students not proceeding to the Internship may exit the programme with a Graduate Diploma upon successful completion of all coursework and assessments at this juncture

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold a primary degree in a relevant discipline with First or Second Class Honours (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) or an approved equivalent qualification. All applicants will be called for interview.

Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements but who have appropriate professional qualifications and/or professional experience will also be considered. All candidates must be fully proficient in both written and spoken English.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Application dates

What to include with your application

•Qualification transcripts and certificates

•English language qualification(s) if English is not your first
language

•Certified English translation of your transcripts/certificates where the original transcripts are in a language other than English.

•A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

Duration

1 Year Full-Time Or 2 Years Part-Time

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MA

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

  • Apply to

    Course provider