2020/2021

MA (SOCIOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALISATION)

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2020-21 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The MA in the Sociology of Development and Globalisation is a full-time programme running for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme.

Applicants must have obtained a minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade I (or equivalent) 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's Studies, Early Childhood Studies, Cultural Studies, Political Studies, International Relations or another subject relevant to the study of the Sociology of Development and Globalisation. Candidates who hold a primary degree with a Second Class Honours Grade II will also be considered subject to a written expression of interest and/or interview acceptable to the department 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.

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Part I
SC6608 Social and Sociological Theory (10 credits)
SC6614 Sociological Methodology (10 credits)
SC6623 Globalisation and Culture (10 credits)
SC6631 Sociology of Sustainable Development (10 credits)
plus
10 credits from the following:
CR6000 Governmentality: Disciplines, Institutions and Critiques (10 credits)
SC6001 Economy and Society Summer School (5 credits)
SC6002 Economy and Society Summer School – 2 (10 credits)
SC6626 Sociology of the Public Sphere (10 credits)
SC6627 Social Pathology, Civic Health, New Technology (10 credits)
SC6639 Feminist Epistemologies: Feminisms, Sexuality and Society (10 credits)

Part II
SC6615 Dissertation in Sociology (40 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Postgraduate Certificate in the Sociology of Development and Globalisation
Candidates who pass at least 30 credits of taught modules may opt to exit the programme and be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in the Sociology of Development and Globalisation.

Programme Learning Outcomes for MA in the Sociology of Development and Globalisation (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Certificate in the Sociology of Development and Globalisation (NFQ Level 9, Minor Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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