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Politics & Sociology

Your Course
This programme comprises of core taught modules in Politics and Sociology and a thesis of 20,000 words which will be supervised by a member of academic staff in the School, 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 Comparative Politics. Students will undertake a 30 ECTS thesis as part of the Master's.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Entry Requirements: A primary 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 organizations, 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, and group work, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, furnishing them with essential graduate employment skills.

Further enquiries

Dr Michelle Millar
T: +353 91 493 634
E: michelle.millar@nuigalway

Comment

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course
1. Ireland' s only MA that combines Politics and Sociology.

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

3. Will be of interest to students who wish to pursue careers in the public sector, non-governmental organizations, or research, or pursue PhD studies.

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