MA in Sociology Applied Social Research From University of Limerick

Program Overview

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.

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  Location

LimerickIreland

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

 15,800

 Score

IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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Semester 1  
 

  • Quantitative Research Methods 1
  • Qualitative Research Methods I
  • Researching Social Exclusion


Semester 2   
   

  • Quantitative Research Methods 2 or Qualitative Research methods 2
  • Researching Social Change
  • Researching Health and Illness


Summer
       

  •  Dissertation (15,000 words)

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). Applicants may be required to submit a portfolio of work and undergo an interview.
 

What to Include with your Application
 

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • A copy of your birth certificate (long document)
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts

    AND

    • English language competency certificate

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows
 

  1. Residency
     
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
       
  2. Citizenship
     
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
       
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
     
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

Opportunities for the graduates exist in research in the public, the voluntary and the private sectors

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