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Full time & Part time September MA, PgDip 1 Year

About the course

This new programme offers students the opportunity to critically explore social and political forces that impact on contemporary issues. It provides the theoretical and empirical skills that graduates of Politics and Sociology require for the analyses of why our societies are the way that they are and if they can be improved. It is of particular interest to students who wish to pursue careers in the public sector, non-governmental organizations, and research or pursue PhD studies.

The MA is a 90-ECTS programme which is comprised of 60 ECTS of core taught modules and 30 ECTS allocated to a dissertation.

Students who do not wish to continue to MA level can exit the programme with a Postgraduate Diploma (Politics and Sociology) on successfully completing the 60 ECTS of taught modules.


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Entry Requirements

A primary degree (at National Framework of Qualifications level 8; or its equivalent, with Second Class Honours Grade 2 overall. Applicants should additionally have achieved an upper second class honours degree (2.1) or equivalent, GPAs of at least 3.0 of 4.0 or equivalent for international students, in a relevant subject such as Sociology, Politics, Public and Social Policy, Philosophy, Geography, History, Economics, Law. An interview may, in addition, form part of the application process.


EU: €6,400 p.a.
Non-EU: €15,550 p.a.

Course Content

Where is National University of Ireland, Galway

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