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Politics & Sociology

Your Course
This programme comprises core taught modules in Politics and Sociology and a thesis of 20,000 words which will be supervised by a member of the school's academic staff, providing one-to-one support and expertise in the student's chosen field of enquiry.

Modules on offer include Philosophy of Social Science; Social Theory; Research Methods of Social Sciences; Political Theory; Welfare, Social Change and Irish Society; and Conflict, Peace and Power. Students will undertake a 30 ECTS thesis as part of the MA.

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

1. This is Ireland's only MA combining Politics and Sociology.

2. This programme offers students the opportunity to critically explore social and political forces that impact on contemporary issues.

3. This programme will be of interest to students who wish to pursue careers in the public sector, non-governmental organisations, or research, or pursue PhD studies.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
A primary degree or its equivalent, with Second Class Honours Grade 2 overall. Applicants should also have achieved an upper Second Class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent, GPAs of at least 3.0 of 4.0 or equivalent for international students, in a relevant subject such as Sociology, Politics, Public and Social Policy, Geography, History, Economics or Law. An interview may, in addition, form part of the application process.

Duration

1 year, full-time

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
This programme will be of interest to students who wish to pursue careers in the public sector, non-governmental organisations, or research, or pursue PhD studies. Students can undertake doctoral studies in political theory, social theory, politics, sociology, research methodologies and policy studies. They will acquire valuable written and oral communication skills, as well as skills in group work, critical thinking and problem-solving, furnishing them with essential graduate employment opportunities.

Further enquiries

CONTACT
Dr Allyn Fives
T: +353 91 495 732
E: allyn.fives@nuigalway

Application date

Closing Date: 1 June 2020

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

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