Sociology (Societies In Transition)

12 months
14000 EUR/year
6500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This MA Sociology (Societies In Transition) at Maynooth University in will be attractive for those seeking to go into policy-making, advocacy, journalism, social and market research, politics and development work and will also provide an excellent platform for those interested in progressing to PhD studies.

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Sociology (Societies In Transition) students at  Maynooth University  will:

  • Develop their ability to apply theories of social change to empirical investigation
  • Enhance their ability to communicate effectively through regular class presentations and discussions.
  • Receive a grounding in sociological methods and will be supported in using these methods in their dissertation work.
  • Gain an enhanced understanding of the economic, social, political and cultural dimensions of Irish society in comparative perspective.
  • Be provided with a comprehensive overview of the processes giving rise to social change and the challenges faced by societies in transition. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Science Analysis 
  • Quantitative Research Methods 
  • Qualitative Methods 
  • Public Engagement And Spatial Justice
  • Spaces Of Algorithmic Governance
  • Families, Generations And Societies
  • Nature And Society

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor of Arts in sociology or cognate discipline with 2.2 or higher, or international equivalent is required.  For international students for whom English is not their first language, an English language exam certificate is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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