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MSocSc Health and Illness

Duration: 1 Year/ 2 Years
  • The leading and largest School of Sociology in Ireland
  • The only School in Ireland specialising at postgraduate level in the sociological analysis of health.
  • Most modules are offered on one particular day a week (Tuesday / Wednesday).
  • Renowned scholars and specialists in Health and Illness.
Schedule: Full Time & Part Time
Starting: September 2012
Contact Name: Linda Vines
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 8674
Fees: Fee Information

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We are the largest and leading school of Sociology in Ireland. We offer diverse, innovative and interdisciplinary  variety of exciting modules, and the programme in Health & Illness is taught by some of the leading experts in the field in Ireland.

Students can specialise in various policy areas concerning health, such as health inequality, or focus more broadly on a general understanding of health issues and health policy. As well as providing innovative options in Health, Illness, and Society and researching issues in Health and Illness, you have access to a wide range of interdisciplinary modules run both by the School and other Schools within the university including Cultural Analysis, Race and Ethnicity,  Disability and Equality and Ageism.

Students, when undertaking independent research as part of their thesis will have regular one-to-one support from a sociologist who has academic experience relevant to their topic. We also provide specialised workshops that provide students with the skills necessary to undertake independent research.

The School of Sociology is a vibrant, academic community with excellent facilities. Our faculty and postgraduates come from all corners of the world which strengthens our ties to the international sociological community and fosters a dynamic and innovative research culture. The School of prides itself in providing a friendly small group teaching environment for undertaking graduate studies.  Students from UCD, students from other Irish colleges, mature students, and international students all mix to share and create a vibrant and convivial atmosphere.

University College Dublin is one of the leading universities in Ireland. It is currently developing state of the art recreational facilities including a new concert venue, theatre, swimming pool, and student centre. It is located in one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in Europe. More information on the campus and facilities is available from University Relations.