Comparative Social Change, M.Sc. | University College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
12 months
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17374 EUR/year
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About

The MSc Comparative Social Change at University College Dublin is a one­year full time programme which is jointly delivered by Trinity’s Department of Sociology and the School of Sociology at UCD. It provides students with the theoretical frameworks and practical research skills necessary to understand the processes and pressing issues presented by global social change.

Overview

The programme uses the recent experience of Irish social change in a comparative European and global context to provide training in substantive topics relating to issues of comparative social change.

The MSc has a strong international dimension drawing on rich and informative experiences from Ireland, Europe and further afield particularly India, China and Brazil (BRICs).

Learning outcomes

  • The programme provides advanced training in conceptualising, designing and conducting comparative research, across countries, and examines the role that this can play in policy development.
  • The MSc Comparative Social Change at University College Dublin is particularly relevant for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the public and private sector, international institutions and civil society organisations. Students receive a solid academic training in social change issues - such as gender, education and the labour market - which can be applied to real-world problems. This training has the potential to open up career opportunities in fields such as research, policy development and advocacy.

Programme Structure

  • The MSc Comparative Social Change has been developed by the Department of Sociology at Trinity College and the School of Sociology at University College Dublin to critically explore the social, cultural and economic forces that drive social change today.
  • The programme aims to develop students’ knowledge of major social change issues, such as globalisation, the changing roles of women and the interrelated areas of migration, education and employment, and to offer insights into the different forms they take across states.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally have a primary degree in sociology or social science, or a closely related discipline.
  • A Student Grade Point Average (GPA) Equivalent 3.0 out of 4.0 is required (where the grading scale is 0.0 to 4.0) or equivalent result where other grading scale is presented. 
  • Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements but can confirm professional qualifications and/or experience will be considered. Applicants may be called for an interview.
  • All candidates are expected to be proficient in written and spoken English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of a certificate of proficiency (such as TOEFL, Cambridge or IELTS).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17374 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17374 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9370 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9370 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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