Master On Campus


University College Dublin

24 months
13080 EUR/year
6790 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The core of the Sociology programme at the University College Dublin is a coherent programme of supervised research which requires that the student completes a thesis based on independent research. The primary purpose of this programme is to help the student develop the skills and competencies required to conduct research.


About the course

The Sociology programme at the University College Dublin aims to enable Research students to achieve the best possible experience of graduate research and training. The School encourages MLitt students to given seminar and conference presentations based on their research and to have their work published.

The programme includes several innovative measures designed to support you in achieving your academic and professional objectives.

Programme Structure

  • The School runs PhD/MLitt Roundtable  modules in research and theory (2.5 credits per semester) which students are encouraged to take.
  • Students may also take modules from within the School’s taught Masters Programmes (10 credits per module) or from other programmes within the College of Social Sciences and Law, including a wide range of modules in research methods.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or upper second-class honours primary degree and/or masters degree, or the equivalent
  • Cover letter outlining the candidate's reasons for choosing to apply to UCD School of Sociology and our research programme.
  • Comprehensive research proposal
  • Curriculum vitae / resumé
  • Transcripts (notarised English translations, as well as the original transcript where relevant) giving details of all courses taken and examination marks obtained
  • Two academic references from referees acquainted with the candidate's academic work and who are prepared to write on their behalf
  • Writing Sample comprising one of the following: the candidate's completed Masters thesis, 2-3 draft chapters if thesis is not yet submitted, samples of published work or other relevant written work.
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Copy of birth certificate or relevant pages from the candidate's passport to confirm their official name and date of birth (non UCD applicants only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13080 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13080 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6790 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6790 EUR per year during 24 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.


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