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  Sociology of Sustainability and Global Challenges MA


University College Cork    College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Full time September MA 1 year full time
Environmental Sciences (13) Politics & Government (30) Sociology (33)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MA Sociology of Sustainability and Global Challenges at UCC. Delve into the complexities of global poverty, inequality, and sustainable development through a comprehensive curriculum divided into two parts. The programme offers a blend of compulsory modules such as Sociological Methodology and Social Theory, alongside a range of elective modules including Sociology of Science and Feminist Epistemologies. With a strong emphasis on critical thinking and analysis, you will culminate your studies with a 20,000-word dissertation. To qualify for this esteemed programme, a Second Class Honours Grade I in a relevant field is required. Stand out in the competitive job market with skills honed for roles in media, civil service, healthcare, and more. Benefit from the expertise of UCC's renowned Sociology department, ranked in the top 15% globally for research quality. Join a vibrant academic community, engage with distinguished speakers, and participate in stimulating events and conferences. Elevate your career prospects and academic pursuits with this exceptional MA programme.

About the course

Our innovative MA Sociology of Sustainability and Global Challenges analyses the globalisation of poverty and inequality and explores alternative strategies of development.

The MA Sociology of Development and Globalisation programme is divided into two parts and includes taught modules and a 20,000-word dissertation.

Part I

Compulsory Modules (30 credits)

  • SC6614 Sociological Methodology (10 credits)
  • SC6631 Sociology of Sustainable Development (10 credits)
  • SC6642 Social Theory and Climate Justice (10 credits)

Elective Modules (choose 20 credits)

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Entry Requirements

To apply for this course, you will have:·

A minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or equivalent honours degree in sociology, law, politics, psychology, history, applied social studies, anthropology, geography, economics, the study of religions, media studies, communication, government, public policy, development, environment and planning, criminology, European studies, women studies, early childhood studies, cultural studies, political studies, international relations or another subject relevant to the Sociology of Development and Globalisation#

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Fees

EU Fee (Full-time): €6,450
Non EU Fee (Full-time): €17,000

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