University College Cork: Master’s in Co-operative and Social Enterprise



If you are interested in pursuing or developing a professional or voluntary career in the co-operative or social enterprise field, the MSc in Co-operative and Social Enterprise (Level 9, 90 credits) is designed with you in mind.

Offered by Cork University Business School and the Centre for Co-operative Studies, University College Cork, the course is designed for online learning and has a strong track record of effective online delivery, built up over the past 15 years.  The programme can be taken part-time over 2 years or full-time over 1 year.

This programme aims to:

  • Equip participants with the skills to participate meaningfully and effectively at leadership level in co-operatives and social enterprises
  • Develop the capacity of senior practitioners in co-operative and social enterprises to respond creatively to the needs and problems of the wider community and society
  • Provide learners combining family responsibilities and full-time jobs with access to postgraduate and personal development opportunities.

The course includes 60 credits of taught modules in topics such as co-operative and social enterprise governance, marketing, innovation, leadership and change management and other specialist subjects, and a research dissertation (30 credits).  All work is assignment-based; there are no examinations.

Closing Date: 31 July 2020.  Late applications may be considered.

Next Intake: October 2020

For more information about this programme and the application procedure, click on

The full course fee is €6,000 but some applicants may qualify for a reduced fee.  For further information, contact Dr Carol Power at



General Info

Date Entered/Updated
30th Jun, 2020
Expiry Date
28th Aug, 2020