D.Soc.Sc - Practitioner Doctorate
The D.Soc.Sc commenced in October 2005. This is a four year advanced programme which provides the opportunity for experienced social professionals based in public sector agencies, voluntary/community organisations and international NGOs to work on complex issues that are of direct relevance to their professional practice and organisational contexts. As an alternative to the traditional research based PhD, the D.Soc.Sc provides a more structured learning environment that combines both teaching and research. For further information contact Prof. Alastair Christie, tel. 021-4903150 email firstname.lastname@example.org or UCC's Postgraduate Admissions Office, tel. 021-4903241 or email email@example.com
We are also planning to start a M.Plan (Planning and Sustainable Development) in conjunction with the departments of Sociology and Geography which is due to begin in October 2006.
New College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
In September 2005 the Faculty of Arts was superseded by a new college of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, representing the dramatic growth of the social sciences and their growing importance in the life of UCC. The social sciences look forward to playing a lead role within UCC during the twenty-first century.
Institute of Chinese Studies
The Department of Applied Social Studies is playing an instrumental role in the establishment of an Institute of Chinese Studies at UCC. This is a first in Ireland and will be a shared project with UCD. It reflects UCC?s increasing global role and Applied Social Studies cosmopolitan vision.