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.