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MA Sociology (Internet & Society)

Maynooth University    Department of Sociology

Full time See Course MA 1 year full time

About the course

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.

Course Structure

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
  • Thesis workshops

A number of options are available and allow for different pathways in methods, law or media:

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Entry Requirements

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.

 Course Content

Where is Maynooth University


These postgraduate scholarships for Masters study are funded with the support of the Alumni Affinity Card and provide graduates of Maynooth University (including the graduating class of 2018) with a €5,000 scholarship towards fees for a full-time Taught Master's programme at Maynooth University.

Value of Scholarship(s)

5,000 euros


Applicants must intend to pursue a
full-time Taught Master’s degree at the University commencing meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. A minimum overall result of 65% in an Honours Bachelor’s degree from
Maynooth University. Applicants should apply before they receive
their exam results.
2. Satisfy the entry requirements of the Maynooth University Taught Master’s
Programme they intend to undertake.

The scholarship is not open to those who have already commenced or have previously
undertaken a Master’s programme.

A minimum 65% honours level 8 undergraduate degree result and a personal statement is required.

Application Procedure

Apply online via: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships
An application guide is available on the online application system to guide you step by
step through the application process.
For further information please email: masters.scholarships@mu.ie or tel. 01-

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There are 60 Taught Master's Scholarships available across every discipline of Maynooth University. Closing date is the 15th June 2018. Applications are welcome from all BSc/BA graduates or equivalent honours level 8 graduates, including the graduating class of 2018.

Value of Scholarship(s)

2,000 euros


Applicants must intend to pursue a full-time Taught Master’s degree at the University commencing in September. Achieve a minimum overall result of 2.1 in an Honours Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent). Open for applications to all EU and non-EU BA/BSc graduates.

Application Procedure

Applications are online via an online application system accessible from the
Following link: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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