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Graduate Programmes

Graduate education is an integral part of UCD's mission and the university is committed to offering programmes that are at the cutting edge of research and scholarship.

The School of Sociology at UCD is the largest such school in Ireland and is an excellent place for graduate studies. With 16 full-time staff and approximately 1,300 students - including more than 50 postgraduate students - the school plays a very significant role in the development of sociology in Ireland. The graduate programmes in sociology are a central part of the school's activities.

As Ireland's capital city, Dublin's thriving and cosmopolitan atmosphere makes it a popular choice for graduate study. It offers a very vibrant social life and first-rate cultural amenities. The vast social changes that have occurred throughout Irish society in the last decade also provide enormous research opportunities for students.


Masters and Grad Dip Programmes 

Online applications for the Masters programmes open in October each year. Applications close by the end of June each year. Non-EU applicants who require a student visa should submit their applications by end of March. Please see General Information and Application Requirements for full details. 

PhD and Research Masters (MLitt) Programmes

PhD and MLitt applications are considered throughout the year. However, there is a specific deadline for those applying for a School of Sociology Graduate Scholarship: 1st March, 2019.

The College of Social Sciences and Law runs a number of collaborative or Thematic PhD programmes.  Application timelines may vary so please check the details for the specific programme.  One programme with which the School of Sociology is linked is: