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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MA Community Research programme at the University of Limerick. This unique offering provides a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience through real-time, on-the-job research training in community/university collaborative projects. Students can specialise in Community Research + Journalism, Community Research + Development, or Community Research + Sociology, tailoring their learning to their interests. The programme equips students with essential professional skills such as news and feature writing, investigative reporting, and research methods. Engage in practical experiences with community-based projects and gain a critical understanding of societal issues. The MA is designed for professionals in community-based settings, offering a perfect balance of academic rigour and practical learning. To apply, a first or second-class honours degree in a relevant subject is required. Elevate your career and make a difference in your community with the MA Community Research programme.

About the course

The MA Community Research Plus+ programme is unique in providing students with real time, real-life on-the-job research training in UL Engage-supported community/university collaborative projects (locally and internationally).

This innovative cross-disciplinary and practice based graduate programme comprises a common ‘engaged research and practice’ core augmented by disciplinary specific academic training and research. To achieve this the MA Community Research Plus+ programme combines traditional lecture-based graduate studies with real time, real-life, on-the-job research training in UL Engage-supported community/university collaborative projects (locally and internationally).

Students choose one of three areas of graduate specialism:

Community Research + Journalism;

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a first or second class level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. The University reserves the right to short-list and interview applicants as deemed necessary




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