Social Science - Research

Maynooth University


Course Name Social Science - Research
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MHB06
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 10 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters DSocSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Next DSocSc recruitment in late 2022/early 2023
PAC Application Information

Expand+Next DSocSc recruitment in late 2022/early 2023

Apply on [MHB06] . Online application only

Note: If you are applying on, please write: 'To be decided in Year 2' in response to any query re. res...

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Duration 4 years full-time
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Entry Requirements

Expand+All candidates should hold a professional qualification in one of the social professions and at least an MA or equivalent level 9 academic qualification, ideally in a social science discipline.

They should have a minimum of five years post-qualify...

Course Content

Expand+The DSocSc programme is a four year ‘practitioner led doctorate’ offered by the Department of Applied Social Studies in Maynooth University. The Department’s mission is to “contribute to human rights, social justice and equality nationally an...

Subjects Taught

Expand+The programme combines block modules on campus with self-directed learning off campus, including some online components. There are 4 block weeks (Monday-Friday) plus a summer school on campus each year.

Year 1 and Year 2 : Four 'on-campus block we...

Research Areas

Expand+The Department of Applied Social Studies engagement and research focuses on the areas of Social Justice, Policy and Professions. It is the longest established provider of professional community work and youth work in the Republic of Ireland and also ...

Assessment Method In years 1 and 2 students complete an assignment associated with each module between blocks. Students undertake a 50,000 word thesis in years 3 and 4.
Careers or Further Progression While the participants on the DSocSc will be skilled professionals on entry to the programme, experience over the four years will prepare them to further advance in their professional and academic careers in the areas of senior management, policy development, teaching and research
Further Enquiries Programme Co-ordinator Hilary Tierney
Tel +353 (0)1 708 3743 / 4574
Fax +353 (0)1 708 4708
Address Department of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland
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