Modules include understanding on-line communities and social media, advanced digital research methods and analytical reasoning in the social sciences. This programme is delivered in association with the Departments of Law, Geography and Media Studies.
A Bachelor of Arts in sociology or cognate discipline with 2.2 or higher, or international equivalent is required. For international students for whom English is not their first language, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.
Four core modules lay the foundations for this course and all students take these:
*Political Economy & Cultures of the internet
*Advanced Digital Methods
*Social Science Reasoning
A number of options are available and allow for different pathways in methods, law or media:
*Information Technology Law
*Information Privacy Law
*Quantitative Research Methods
*Qualitative Research Methods
*Critical Data Studies
*Political Economy of Work
All MA students will produce an individual thesis project under the supervision of a member of staff but with group meetings throughout the year to support the development of the work.
A postgraduate diploma option of this course is available whereby students take 60 credits but do not have to produce a thesis.
Online application only www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:
Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.