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
Application Date All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date: 30 June 2020
PAC Application Information

Expand+Applications for all Maynooth University postgraduate programmes must be made online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) at This is an online application system that allows applicants, for a fee of €50, ...

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Duration MHB06 4 years Full-time
Course Fee In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.
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Financial Support Postgraduate Scholarships

Launching 2020
Maynooth University invested €1.4 million in postgraduate scholarship support in 2019. We welcome applications from Maynooth alumni, current students entering postgraduate studies and all EU and non-EU students commencing their postgraduate studies with us. Our scholarship opportunities will open on this webpage in early 2020.
Entry Requirements

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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...

Comment Other information
Low cost accommodation is available on campus. See

Maynooth University is easily accessible by road and public transport including an airport shuttle.

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: week 1 in early February 2020, week ...

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 Assessment
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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