- To provide high quality research training in a lively intellectual atmosphere
- To promote students’ professional involvement in academic life
- And to ensure that students will make a contribution to the understanding and well being of contemporary societies
By the end of their time as a research postgraduate student in the Department it is our goal that students will:
- Have completed a thesis which is a high quality piece of orginal sociological analysis and is at least partly publishable in a peer-reviewed academic outlet
- Have developed and demonstrated a significant level of skill in at least one methodology of sociological research and analysis
- Have a broad knowledge of a number of sub-fields within sociology
- And have had the opportunity to develop teaching and administrative skills and experience
- Third Level Teaching
- Policy Analysis
- Private, Community and Voluntary Sectors
- Media and New Technology
- Urban, Rural and Community Planning
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- Innovation and Research Commercialisation
- Research Funding Application
- Media Research Methods
- The Craft and Logics of Social Research
- Advanced Digital Research Methods
- Qualitative Methods
- The Political Economy and Cultures of the Internet
- Intimate Lives: Relationships, Citizenship and Embodiment
- Nature and Society
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- 48 months
- 72 months
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DisciplinesSocial Work Sociology View 4 other PhDs in Social Work in Ireland
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- Minimum 2.1 degree in BA or MA in Sociology or Cognate subject. Applications with equivalent learning are also welcomed.
- Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
- Applicants are advised to contact the Department to discuss their research topic before submitting a required research proposal of 7-10 pages duration. Please see course website for further details.
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International14000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA6500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 48 months.
Part time EU: 4330 EUR
Living costs for Maynooth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.