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MA

How long you will study
1 Years

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full-time

Course starts
September

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About Sociology at University College Cork

Overview

UCC's highly-regarded MA in Sociology gives you the opportunity to study a range of topics including: social theory and methodology, globalization, sustainable development, family and gender, borders, health, and the sociology of the public sphere.

The course will help you to develop your critical-thinking skills, design and conduct your own research project, identify key sociological issues, and engage effectively with the wider academic community.

Course Details

The course is divided into two sections: parts A and B.

Part A

Compulsory modules:

SC6608 Social Theory

SC6614 Sociological Methodology.

You will also choose three optional modules from a list including:

SC6623 Globalisation and Culture

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

SC6631 Sociology of Sustainable Development

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

Fact File

Course Code: CKE55 Full-time

Course Title: Sociology

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Duration: 1 year Full-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: MA

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee: EUR 6,000 full-time

2016 Entry Requirements: Applicants possessing a 2:1 degree or equivalent in Sociology, Social Science or a cognate discipline will be eligible to apply for this course. Applicants with a 2.2 degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis. (See detailed entry requirements)

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

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. Some seminars are run on a weekly basis while others are run using a one-day workshop format.

Assessment

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 Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line atwww.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.

All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.

Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions are available to view here: CKE55AdditionalQuestions (312kB)????

Early applications are encouraged for early decisions.


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Notes about fees for this course

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee: EUR 6,000 full-time

2016 Entry Requirements: Applicants possessing a 2:1 degree or equivalent in Sociology, Social Science or a cognate discipline will be eligible to apply for this course. Applicants with a 2.2 degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis. (See detailed entry requirements)

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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