Taught course

Sociology (Applied Social Research)

Institution
University of Limerick · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

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 (Primary Degree: Level 8- National Qualifications Authority of Ireland).

Months of entry

September

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. Theoretical framing and analysis of qualitative data, and statistical analysis of large-scale survey data sets is central to the course. Faculty have extensive research experience in a variety of areas, including the media, social exclusion, stratification and inequality, the restructuring of work, feminist methodologies, community development, education, marriage and divorce. A research dissertation is a key element of the course.

The aim of the programme is:

  • To provide students with state-of-the art methodological skills
  • To provide students with an advanced level of knowledge and expertise in all stages of research design, implementation and analysis
  • To provide students with an advanced level of knowledge in a number of substantive areas of sociology including social exclusion and social change
  • To enable students to carry out high-quality social research, in work or in PhD programmes

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Mary O'Donoghue
Email
mary.odonoghue@ul.ie
Phone
+353 61 202317