Trinity College Dublin: M.Sc. in Applied Social Research (Full-Time & Part-Time) - Applications now open

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M.Sc. in Applied Social Research, Full- and Part-time

Applications now open.

The M.Sc. in Applied Social Research is designed for graduates in the social sciences who wish to:

  • Develop their research skills and gain employment in the fields of research, policy, advocacy, consultancy and other careers where research skills are deemed essential or highly desirable.
  • Build research skills for application in their current work environments.
  • Acquire a strong foundation for further post-graduate study, particularly for PhD research.

The course provides advanced training in the conduct of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research through specialised teaching in the design, conduct, analysis, and dissemination of research. We particularly strive to equip our students with core, widely transferable research skills.

This degree is multidisciplinary and career-focused. The work placement is a unique component of the course and is central to the goal of ensuring that students are prepared for the workforce. All students are offered the opportunity to work alongside highly experienced researchers for an 8-week period in a range of reputable research environments. The work placement module is completed in Year 1 by full-time students and in Year 2 by part-time students.

Graduates of the M.Sc. in Applied Social Research typically gain employment in a variety of organisations including public or private research institutes or consultancies, government departments, university departments, the NGO sector, and in a range of policy environments. Others go on to pursue further post-graduate study.

This Masters can be completed on a one year full-time or two year part-time basis.

Applications for this course are now open.

Apply now (closing date for applications: 30th June 2018)


Ms. Louise O’Brien, Executive Officer, Tel: +353 1 896 3593, Email:
Dr. Paula Mayock, Course Director, Tel: +353 1 896 2636, Email:


TCD, Dublin 2

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