Sociology of Development and Globalisation, M.A. | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
M.A. On Campus

Sociology of Development and Globalisation

12 months
16700 EUR/year
6130 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The innovative MA in the Sociology of Development and Globalisation at University College Cork analyses the globalisation of poverty and inequality and explores alternative strategies of development.


In the most recent research quality review in University College Cork, the Department of Sociology was ranked among the top 15 per cent of sociology departments in the UK and US for the quality of their research.

Program highlights

The staff of this Sociology of Development and Globalisation are recognised for their outstanding research and publications record. Five members of staff have been awarded UCC CACSSS Research Achievement Awards. Members of staff in Sociology are currently conducting research projects funded by the European Union, the Irish Research Council and other research bodies.

Research from the Department of Sociology is regularly featured in the national and international media.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociological Methodology
  • Sociology of Sustainable Development
  • Sociology of the Public Sphere
  • Social Pathology, Civic Health, New Technology
  • Gender and Catastrophe

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a minimum of a 2.1 or equivalent honours degree in sociology, law, politics, psychology, history, applied social studies, anthropology, geography, economics, study of religions, media studies, communication, government, public policy, development, environment and planning, criminology, European studies, women studies, early childhood studies, cultural studies, political studies, international relations or another subject relevant to the Sociology of Development and Globalisation

  • a relevant  Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8)  will also be considered subject to a written expression of interest and/or interview acceptable to the Department of Sociology selection committee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16700 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6130 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 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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