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Co-operative and Social Enterprise

University College Cork

12 months
6130 EUR/year
6130 EUR/year
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If you are interested in pursuing or developing a professional or voluntary career in the co-operative or social enterprise field,the MSc in Co-operative and Social Enterprise course from University College Cork is designed with you in mind. It is a part-time course taken over one or two calendar years.

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The main aims of this Co-operative and Social Enterprise programme at University College Cork are:

  • to equip you for management careers and/or voluntary service at senior level in a wide range of co-operative and social enterprises
  • to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to participate meaningfully and effectively at leadership level in the decision-making, management and entrepreneurial processes of co-operative and social enterprises
  • to develop your capacity to respond creatively to the needs and problems of the wider community and society, if you are either a voluntary or a salaried practitioner in a co-operative and social enterprise
  • to provide you with access to postgraduate and personal development opportunities whilst allowing you to combine family responsibilities and employment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Co-operative and Social Enterprise
  • Research Methodology
  • Social and Co-operative Entrepreneurship
  • Co-operative and Social Enterprise Governance
  • Education and Marketing for Co-operatives and Social Enterprises

Key information


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

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • be at least 23 at time of enrolment
  • be able to access and use the Internet
  • possess two years’ experience in a voluntary or professional capacity in a co-operative or social enterprise,
  • and either
  • hold at least a 2.2 primary degree or an equivalent academic qualification
  • have at least five years’ extensive practical, professional or scholarly experience in the co-operative and social enterprise field as approved by the School of Business, have sat the MSc (Co-operative and Social enterprise) Qualifying Examination and attained at least a Second Class Honours Grade II therein, and present for interview (if required) by the Department of Food Business and Development at UCC.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6130 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.


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