Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The MSocSc Sociology programme provides a broad range of cutting-edge analytical and research skills to better understand significant social issues and problems in contemporary society, and how to act to change them.
- The MSocSc Sociology programme has been designed for students who want to pursue a social scientific academic or research career, and for those who want to develop a broader understanding of everyday life in society, and their place within it.
- It is highly regarded by prospective employers and will enable students to attain a competitive advantage in the job market.
- A variety of exciting modules are taught by some of the country's leading sociologists, providing students with first rate research and analytical skills and the foundation for future career development.
Students will develop a range of conceptual, analytical and methodological skills that will enable them to identify, describe and analyse a wide range of social phenomena, drawing on advanced knowledge of current debates, problems and issues at the forefront of sociology.
Teaching, learning and assessment are structured around critical engagement with sociological topics. Students are encouraged to be active participants in seminar discussions and presentations, and to enhance their critical reading, thinking and writing skills.
Students also develop their independent research skills through an individually supervised thesis based on a substantive topic aligned to their interests, needs and goals.
This Programme is suitable for graduates with a primary degree in Sociology or Social Science or a closely related discipline, such as psychology, philosophy, human geography, history, politics, and economics, who want to develop their social analysis skills. It is designed for national and international students, both recent graduates as well as people who want to take time out from employment or who wish to study on a part-time basis.