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M.Sc. Online

Co-operative and Social Enterprise

University College Cork Online

12 months
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6000 EUR/year
6000 EUR/year
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If you are interested in pursuing or developing a professional or voluntary career in the co-operative or social enterprise field, the Co-operative and Social Enterprise programme of University College Cork Online is designed with you in mind.  It is a part-time course taken over one or two calendar years.

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Overview

The main aims of the Co-operative and Social Enterprise programme of University College Cork Online are:                   

  • to equip you for management careers and/or voluntary service at senior level in a wide range of co-operative and social enterprises
  • to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to participate meaningfully and effectively at leadership level in the decision-making, management and entrepreneurial processes of co-operative and social enterprises
  • to develop your capacity to respond creatively to the needs and problems of the wider community and society, if you are either a voluntary or a salaried practitioner in a co-operative and social enterprise
  • to provide you with access to postgraduate and personal development opportunities whilst allowing you to combine family responsibilities and employment.

Course Practicalities

The MSc is a taught master’s course, with a research-based dissertation. Each module/course is delivered using a combination of text-based modules, academic textbooks, academic readings, web-based discussion and on-line lectures.

You will be assessed by way of continuous assessment, e.g. essays, group work, virtual contributions, etc. This means that there are no end-of-year written examinations for this course.

All our academic staff are experts in their field with PhDs and/or significant experience of working and researching in co-operative and social enterprises. Because we combine academic teaching and research into co-operative and social enterprises, with practical involvement with co-operative and social enterprises on the ground, we have unique insights into the key strategies, issues and problems they face.

Skills and Careers Information

This course is designed for you if you are interested in pursuing or developing a professional or voluntary career in the co-operative or social enterprise field. It will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to participate meaningfully and effectively at leadership level in the decision-making, management and entrepreneurial processes of co-operative and social enterprises. Whether you are a voluntary or a salaried practitioner, this course will develop your capacity to respond creatively to the needs and problems of the wider community and society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Co-operative and Social Enterprise
  • Research Methodology
  • Social and Co-operative Entrepreneurship
  • Co-operative and Social Enterprise Governance
  • Education and Marketing for Co-operatives and Social Enterprises
  • Innovation and Enterprise in Financial Co-operatives and Mutuals 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

90 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply for this course you must:

  • be at least 23 at time of enrolment
  • be able to access and use the Internet
  • possess two years’ experience in a voluntary or professional capacity in a co-operative or social enterprise,

and either

  • hold at least a 2.2 primary degree or an equivalent academic qualification

or

  • have at least five years’ extensive practical, professional or scholarly experience in the co-operative and social enterprise field as approved by the School of Business,  and present for interview (if required) by the Department of Food Business and Development at UCC.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU students: 3,000 EUR per year (Year 1 & 2 Part-Time)

Funding

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