M.A. On Campus


University College Dublin

12 months
20500 EUR/year
7610 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MA Sociology programme at University College Dublin provides a broad range of cutting-edge analytical and research skills to better understand significant social issues and problems in contemporary society, and how to act to change them. 


The MA in Sociology offers students unique theoretical training to understand our social world.  The MA focuses on qualitative and theoretical approaches to sociology.  Students can enroll as either full-time (one-year) or part-time (two-year).  

As a member of a tight-knit community in the School of Sociology, students benefit from a wide variety of optional modules availing of the unique substantive and methodological faculty expertise.  Covering topics ranging from nationalism to migration to violence to social networks, the MSc in Sociology culminates with the completion of a comprehensive research project benefitting from individual supervision and the time/space to apply a year’s worth of training.  Professionally or as part of a longer academic pathway, students in the MSc graduate with unique theoretical competency offering the ability to build upon a rich sociological tradition.


  • The cross-disciplinary content of these programme at University College Dublin means there are exciting opportunities for students in a wide and dynamic range of professions including careers in: Media and Public Relations; Policy Analysis and Service Provision; Social, Community and Youth Development; Politics and Civil Society; and in Cultural and Creative Industries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Theories & Applications
  • Sociological Research: Theoretical and Applied Issues
  • Dissertation
  • Qualitative Research
  • Economic Globalisation & Social Change
  • Global Migration
  • Organised Violence and Society
  • Dynamic Social Networks
  • Critical Race & Decolonial Theory
  • Art, Knowledge & Social Change
  • Nationalism & Social Change
  • Social Simulation: Methods and Models
  • Policing & Social Conflict

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

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




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally have a primary degree in sociology or social science, or a closely related discipline. A Second Class Honours Grade One (2:1) or higher is required but Second Class Honours Grade Two (2:2) standard or equivalent may be considered. 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7610 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7610 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part Time

  • EU fee per year - €4,950
  • Non-EU fee per year - €10,250

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.


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