Politics and Sociology School of Political Science and Sociology College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MA, PgCert DURATION: 1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 20 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1PSO1, 1PSO2, 1PSO3 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. CLOSING DATE: 1 June 2021
Your Course This programme comprises core taught modules in Politics and Sociology and a thesis of 20,000 words which will be supervised by a member of the school’s academic staff, providing one-to-one support and expertise in the student’s chosen field of enquiry. Modules on offer include Irish Politics North and South; Social Theory; Research Methods of Social Sciences; Political Theory; Welfare, Social Change and Irish Society; and Conflict, Peace and Power. Students will undertake a 30 ECTS thesis as part of the MA. Career Opportunities This programme will be of interest to students who wish to pursue careers in the public sector, non-governmental organisations, or research, or pursue PhD studies. Students can undertake doctoral studies in political theory, social theory, politics, sociology, research methodologies and policy studies. They will acquire valuable written and oral communication skills, as well as skills in group work, critical thinking and problem-solving, furnishing them with essential graduate employment opportunities. Minimum Entry Requirements A primary degree or its equivalent, with Second Class Honours Grade 2 overall. Applicants should also 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, Geography, History, Economics or Law. An interview may, in addition, form part of the application process. FIND OUT MORE AT: www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/ ma-sociology-and-politics.html
CONTACT Dr Allyn Fives T: +353 91 495 732 E: allyn.fives@nuigalway
3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. This is Ireland’s only MA
combining Politics and Sociology. 2. This programme offers students the opportunity to critically explore social and political forces that impact on contemporary issues. 3. This programme will be of interest to students who wish to pursue careers in the public sector, non-governmental organisations, or research, or pursue PhD studies.
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