Course Title: Sociology of Development and Globalisation
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Duration: 1 year
Teaching Mode: Full-time
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2014/2015 Irish/EU Fee: €5,400
Entry Requirements: You will already have a 2.1 or equivalent degree in sociology or other subject relevant to Sociology and Globalistion (see detailed entry requirements)
Course Code: CKE55
Next Intake: 8th September 2014
UCC will be introducing semesterised courses in 2014/15 which may result in some changes to the curriculum. Information on any changes will be updated here in Spring 2014.
The innovative MA in the Sociology of Development and Globalisation analyses the globalisation of poverty and inequality and explores alternative strategies of development.
The MA Sociology of Development and Globalisation course is divided into two sections: parts A and B.
SC6608 Social Theory
SC6614 Sociological Methodology
SC6623 Globalisation and Culture
SC6631 Sociology of Sustainable Development.
You will also choose three additional modules:
SC6624 Civilization and Globalisation
SC6625 Formations of Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class in Contemporary Ireland
SC6626 Sociology of the Public Sphere
SC6627 Social Pathology and Civic Health
SC6638 Borders and Social Justice
SC6615 Dissertation (20,000 words)
For further details on the programme curriculum and module descriptions, see the Postgraduate College Calendar
To apply for this course, you will have:·
- a minimum of a 2.1 or equivalent honours degree in sociology, law, politics, psychology, history, applied social studies, anthropology, geography, economics, study of religions, media studies, communication, government, public policy, development, environment and planning, criminology, European studies, women studies, early childhood studies, cultural studies, political studies, international relations or another subject relevant to the Sociology of Development and Globalisation
- a relevant honours primary degree with a 2.2 will also be considered subject to a written expression of interest and/or interview acceptable to the Department of Sociology selection committee.
- In exceptional circumstances, substantial professional experience in a relevant and related field of development may be accepted as compensating for the absence of an undergraduate degree to the required standard.
All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.
Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions are available to view here: CKE56AdditionalQuestions (313kB)
In teaching periods 1 and 2, you will have a mandatory two-hour graduate seminar on theory/methodology. Mandatory seminars are generally timetabled on Tuesday afternoons after 4pm. The timetabling of optional seminars changes from year to year but most are scheduled between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Assessment is conducted through the grading of five graduate module papers. The word limit for the Social Theory paper is 3,000. The word limit for all other papers including Methodology is 5,000. These marks are combined with the student’s grades on their final thesis (PART B) in order to determine an overall result.
In the most recent research quality review in UCC, the Department of Sociology was ranked among the top 15 per cent of sociology departments in the UK and US for the quality of their research.
Our staff are recognised for their outstanding research and publications record. Five members of staff have been awarded UCC CACSSS Research Achievement Awards. Members of staff in Sociology are currently conducting research projects funded by the European Union, the Irish Research Council and other research bodies.
Research from the Department of Sociology is regularly featured in the national and international media.
Click HERE for details of the Department of Sociology Staff Research Profiles