UL has launched a new sociology masters course focused uniquely for Ireland on ‘Youth, Community and Social Regeneration’.
Employment paths include youth and community work, research careers, policy development, and professional engagement in social regeneration.
A decade ago, UL had limited connections with disadvantaged communities in its host city, but there has been a big turnaround in recent years, particularly for instance by the sociology department and the media school.
The new MA aims to equip students with the skills to engage with issues relating to young people in the national and international context of community regeneration.
It offers “a critical forum where the complexities of social regeneration can be addressed.”
In launching the course, UL is building on its developing expertise in the areas of inequality and social exclusion, the welfare state, social change, youth and community and social regeneration.
The course can be done at higher diploma or masters level – depending on whether or not you’re up for the final 15,000 word dissertation!
Since the start of this year, an application fee applies to all postgraduate programmes.