Institution / Maynooth University

Sociology - Work Labour Markets & Employment

This new MA programme offers students the opportunity to develop expertise in the field of work and employment studies. Students will benefit from access to leading academics in political economy and labour market analysis, creative problem-solving approach to research, an international field trip and internship opportunities on a competitive basis.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements A Bachelor of Arts in Sociology or cognate discipline with 2.2 or higher, or international equivalent is required. For international students for whom English is not their first language, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MHY52 1 year Full-time

Careers or further progression

This course will be of interest to people involved in or aspiring to work in a career in social or public policy making; labour market analysis; trade unionism and workers’ rights organisations; social entrepreneurship and local and national government programmes.

Further enquiries

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules include political economy, work: future and trends, labour market policy and quantitative and qualitative research methods.


Sociology at Maynooth University prioritises a vibrant research culture. Established over 75 years ago, Sociology at Maynooth provides postgraduate students with high quality research training in a lively intellectual atmosphere. We actively promote students’ professional involvement in academic life and ensure that students will make a contribution to the advancement of knowledge and to the understanding and wellbeing of contemporary societies.

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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