The Social Studies programme from Waterford Institute of Technology offers an interdisciplinary approach to the advanced understanding of human beings in contemporary society in relation their social, economic, political and cultural contexts.
The programme builds on the strengths developed over many years in the School of Humanities in the area of social care and social studies.
Graduates with M.A. in Social Studies from Waterford Institute of Technology will be able to:
- engage meaningfully in contemporary debates in the social sciences;
- critically reflect on their own role and the role of others, at both personal and socio-political levels and how these roles contribute to society and community;
- successfully manage social science research;
- encourage a flexibility of mind and a willingness to engage with the world in an interdisciplinary way and from a variety of perspectives;
Graduates could expect their careers to be enhanced, whether they work in policy development, social work, social care, community work or pastoral care, as they will have gained knowledge and understanding of human society at an advanced level. They will have gained skills in social research which would prove useful in organisations whose remit is in the broad area of the social services in both the statutory and non-statutory sectors.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Social Policy & Justice in a Globalised World
- Gender, Work & Parenting
- Constructing Identities: Transition, Difference & Belonging
- Policy making processes: inclusive practices
- Advanced Social Research
- Philosophy of Social Research
- Critical & Reflective Learning
- Professionalism & Social Change
- Sociology of Religion
- Children in Society
- Contemporary Spirituality
- Faith, Community & Society
- Learning Organisations
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesSociology View 39 other Masters in Sociology in Ireland
- Graduates require a minimum 2.2 undergraduate honours degrees in Social Science or Humanities related areas to apply directly to this Level 9 MA programme.
- Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English.
International11500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11500 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA6500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Waterford
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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