PhD Options

The Dept. offers the opportunity to pursue Ph.D. research in Sociology. We offer a classic, research-based PhD programme. Over the course of the three to four-year degree, students will benefit from high-quality supervision by some of Ireland’s best-know sociologists and internationally renowned experts, and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of post-graduate seminars, conferences and summer schools. In addition to developing expertise in their individual interest areas, students may also have the opportunity to develop their research and teaching skills through teaching and research assistantships. For more information on this programme, please contact Dr. Mastoureh Fathi, the Director of Postgraduate Studies at 


Please note that a 2.1. undergraduate degree is necessary for admission to the MA programme and a 2.1. MA degree for the PhD.

Department of Sociology & Criminology

Socheolaíocht & Coireolaíocht

Askive, Donovan's Road, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, T12 DT02