MA Sociology (Societies in Transition)



Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MHY54

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Closing Date : 30 June 2018

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This is a full-time one year course that aims to provide graduates with the necessary critical and analytical skills to make sense of societies undergoing rapid and dramatic transitions. The programme is set against the backdrop of global turbulence in financial markets, the related economic downturn and the political fallout that has ensued. Societies such as Ireland are adjusting very rapidly to change in the external and internal environments. This requires us to re-think prevailing assumptions about the nature and
direction of socio-economic development in Ireland and elsewhere.

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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.

Sociology - Delma Byrne - Maynooth University


Department of Sociology

Department of Education

Jane Gray


Department of Sociology

Department of Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI)

Department of IQDA

Sociology - Paul Ryan - Maynooth University


Department of Sociology

The MA Societies in Transition provides professional training in analytical reasoning and research methods in the social sciences. Class sizes are typically small and are run on a seminar basis. Students who enjoyed Sociology (or cognate discipline) at undergraduate level generally find the MA year hugely enriching in terms of both intellectual and skills development.  
The programme will be attractive for those seeking to go into policy-making, advocacy, journalism, social and market research, politics and development work and will also provide an excellent platform for those interested in progressing to PhD studies.

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.


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