Taught course

Sociology (Applied Research)

University of Limerick · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

The basic requirement is a first or second-class Honours degree in sociology or a cognate area or an approved equivalent qualification or an equivalent capability based on prior substantial relevant experience. Applicants may be required to submit a portfolio of work and undergo an interview.

Months of entry


Course content

The course focus is on sociological research methods, and the intention is to produce graduates ready to embark on research careers in the private, public, voluntary or academic spheres. Modules on qualitative and quantitative methods form the core of the course, along with modules on substantive issues of contemporary relevance. Computer-aided analysis of qualitative data, and statistical analysis of large-scale survey data sets is central to the course. A research dissertation is a key element of the course.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Mary O'Donoghue
+353 61 202317