Social Science - Research

Entry requirements

All candidates should hold at least an MA or equivalent level 9 academic qualification, ideally in a social science discipline. They should have a minimum of five years postqualifying professional experience in youth work, community work, social policy or rights and social change work.


MHB06 4 years Full-time

Further enquiries

Programme Co-ordinator: Hilary Tierney
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3743/4574
Fax; +353 (0)1 708 4708
Web: applied-social-studies


Since its inception in 1981, the Department has earned an unrivalled reputation for its education and training with graduates occupying positions at all levels in community organisations, youth projects, social justice, equality and human rights initiatives, local national and international NGOs, local and national authorities and institutions.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Research areas

Research Interests
Research interests include equality and human rights, racism, ethnicity, women's studies, ageism, youth work and youth studies, community development and community work, criminal justice policy and Irish, comparative and European social policy.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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