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Sociology of Development & Globalisation

The innovative MA in the Sociology of Development and Globalisation analyses the globalisation of poverty and inequality and explores alternative strategies of development.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you will have:·
◾a minimum of a 2.1 or equivalent honours degree in sociology, law, politics, psychology, history, applied social studies, anthropology, geography, economics, study of religions, media studies, communication, government, public policy, development, environment and planning, criminology, European studies, women studies, early childhood studies, cultural studies, political studies, international relations or another subject relevant to the Sociology of Development and Globalisation
◾a relevant honours primary degree with a 2.2 will also be considered subject to a written expression of interest and/or interview acceptable to the Department of Sociology selection committee.
◾In exceptional circumstances, substantial professional experience in a relevant and related field of development may be accepted as compensating for the absence of an undergraduate degree to the required standard.
◾If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please see course webpage (link below) to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Duration

1 year, full-time

Careers or further progression

The MA Sociology of Development and Globalisation course is aimed at people who are looking for professional growth and new career options.

This course prepares you for doctoral studies in the social sciences, or for employment in various sectors including:

media
civil service
education
social services
health care
public administration
NGOs

This course gives you the opportunity to develop a range of analytical and critical-thinking skills as part of a lively academic community. Throughout the year, the Department hosts distinguished visiting speakers. You will also get the opportunity to participate in a wide range of stimulating scholarly events and conferences hosted by the Department, including the prestigious Theory and Philosophy Summer School held each year in May in UCC.

Further enquiries

Dr. Kieran Keohane
E: k.keohane@ucc.ie
P: +353 21 490 2836 / 490 2318

Subjects taught

The MA Sociology of Development and Globalisation course is divided into two sections: parts A and B.

Part A

Compulsory modules:

SC6608 Social Theory

SC6614 Sociological Methodology

SC6623 Globalisation and Culture

SC6631 Sociology of Sustainable Development.

You will also choose three additional modules:

SC6624 Civilization and Globalisation

SC6625 Formations of Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class in Contemporary Ireland

SC6626 Sociology of the Public Sphere

SC6627 Social Pathology and Civic Health

SC6638 Borders and Social Justice

Part B

SC6615 Dissertation (20,000 words)

For further details on the programme curriculum and module descriptions, see the Postgraduate College Calendar.

Comment

Course Practicalities
In teaching periods 1 and 2, you will have a mandatory two-hour graduate seminar on theory/methodology. Mandatory seminars are generally timetabled on Tuesday afternoons after 4pm. The timetabling of optional seminars changes from year to year but most are scheduled between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Assessment method

Assessment is conducted through the grading of five graduate module papers. The word limit for the Social Theory paper is 3,000. The word limit for all other papers including Methodology is 5,000. These marks are combined with the student’s grades on their final thesis (PART B) in order to determine an overall result.

Application date

Applications for 2017-18 intake are now open.

While UCC operates a rounds system for Postgraduate Taught courses (detailed below) we would advise you to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:

For all completed applications received by January 16th 2017 Offers will be made by January 30th 2017

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2017 Offers will be made by March 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2017 Offers will be made by May 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by July 3rd 2017 Offers will be made by July 17th 2017

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity for places.

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/tau...

Course fee

2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee: €6,000

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

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