12 months
14000 EUR/year
6500 EUR/year
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By taking the Sociology (Societies In Transition) programme at Maynooth University helps you gain an enhanced understanding of the economic, social, political and cultural dimensions of Irish society in comparative perspective.

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MA students 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.
  • Be provided with a comprehensive overview of the processes giving rise to social change and the challenges faced by societies in transition. 


This Sociology (Societies In Transition) programme at Maynooth University 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Qualitative Methods
  • The Political Economy and Cultures of the Internet
  • Advanced Digital Research Methods
  • Intimate Lives: Relationships, Citizenship & Embodiment
  • Families, Generations and Societies
  • Nature and Society
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Social Science Data Studio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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 showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Maynooth

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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