About the DSocSc

The Doctor of Social Science (DSocSc) at University College Cork is a four-year advanced programme established in 2005. Watch the three-minute video to find out more from the programme directors.

DSocSc provides opportunities for experienced professionals based in public sector agencies, voluntary/community organizations, educational, educational institutions and international non-governmental organisations to work on complex issues that are of direct relevance to their professional practice and organisational contexts.

Hear more about UCC’s DSocSc programme from current participants

As an alternative to the traditional research-based PhD, the DSocSc provides a more structured learning environment that combines both teaching and research. There are currently 18 participants enrolled on the programme, with a range of different professional backgrounds, including public sector management, social research, education, community work, international development, social work and youth work. The next intake for the course is in September 2013.