Research course

Doctor of Social Science

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

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have: A Masters degree in social science, social work, community work, social policy, or a similar relevant subject area; at least five years relevant postgraduate, professional experience; basic computer literacy skills and online access.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a four year, distance learning programme, aimed at social professionals working in the areas of social policy, social work, social research and youth and community work. The DSocSc provides a structured learning environment in which to pursue doctoral study, involving two years of taught modules followed by two years spent conducting independent research. Teaching is delivered through a combination of face-to-face workshop weeks and online learning approaches.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Dr. Clare Edwards