University College Cork: Doctor of Social Science (DSocSc)

Doctor of Social Science (DSocSc)

Doctor of Social Science programme at UCC now open for applications!

The Doctor of Social Science (DSocSc) at University College Cork was established in 2005 and is a four-year advanced programme in social science which provides the opportunity for experienced professionals based in public sector agencies, voluntary/community organizations, educational institutions and international non-governmental organisations to work on complex issues that are of direct relevance to their professional practice and organisational contexts. As an alternative to the traditional research-based PhD, the DSocSc provides a more structured learning environment that combines both teaching and research. Current participants on the programme come from a range of different professional backgrounds, including public sector management, social research, education, community work, international development, social work and youth work.

The application process is now open for applications for entry in September 2021. The closing date for applications is 5 March 2021.

For more information on the programme, including how to apply, see:

Informal enquiries welcome to: Dr Caitríona Ní Laoire, DSocSc Director, School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork; Email:


General Info

Date Entered/Updated
8th Dec, 2020
Expiry Date
8th Feb, 2021