Canary Wharf, London
This is a full time one year course that aims to provide graduates and policy makers with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to enable them to undertake analyses of social and spatial changes within modern western society, specifically contemporary Ireland. Taught jointly with the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA) and the Department of Sociology, the course brings together leading social science researchers in Ireland with an international reputation in their fields, and offers an advanced introduction to social science and human geography research.
The course is structured around three strands. Firstly, students will undertake core modules exploring contemporary theories of society and space, and theories of recent social, economic, political, and cultural change within the Irish Republic. Secondly, a number of substantive optional modules will be provided including modules on balanced development, knowledge economies, sustaining communities, migration, population and health, and governance. Finally, students will select from a suite of advanced research methods. The course will also involve a research thesis undertaken during the summer.
The course will provide students with a comprehensive introduction to social scientific and human geographical research on contemporary social, economic, political, and economic policy. As such, it will prove attractive to policy-makers, analysts, practitioners, and commentators currently in employment and those aspiring to such roles. In addition, the course provides an excellent platform for those interested in progressing to PhD studies.
Professor Mark Boyle,
Department of Geography,
Tel: 00 353 1 7083610.