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Internationalising the student experience

Specialising in race and conflict studies

Leading hub of migration research

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Department of Sociology

Sociology was first taught in Trinity College in 1968. The Department has a strong research record in the area of migration, ethnicity and conflict and is the only Sociology Department in Ireland to feature in the Top 40 in Europe. The Department is also highly committed to delivering high-quality teaching and providing an international student experience.

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  • Sociology Undergraduate Awards
    The Department of Sociology is delighted to announce this year's undergraduate prize winners: Siobhan Mc Dermott is winner of the John Jackson Memorial Prize, Aisling Colclough won the Sociology Trinity Alumni Prize and Emma Chubb is winner of the Sociology Dissertation Prize. The awards are supported by the Trinity Alumni Appeal.
  • Henry Grattan Lecture hosted in Irish Embassy in London
    As part of the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy’s flagship lecture series, Peter Sutherland, UN Special Representative for International Migration, gave a talk on the challenges of EU migration to which Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs columnist for the Financial Times responded.
  • PhD Students Win 2013-2014 Trinity Teaching Awards for Postgraduate Students
    The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy would like to congratulate Laura Schwirz (Political Science) and Yaquoub BouAynaya (Sociology) who have been recognised by Trinity for their significant contribution to undergraduate student education. This is the second time that a Sociology student has won this award.

In The Spotlight

Richard LayteRichard Layte Appointed Professor of Sociology

The Department is pleased to welcome its new Professor of Sociology, Richard Layte. Professor Layte joins the department from the ESRI and his main research areas are patterns of social and economic disadvantage and inequality in developed countries, the individual and structural drivers of this and its influence on health and well-being across the lifecourse.


Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

Public Lecture by Professors Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

Professors Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, will deliver a keynote on 'Why Income Inequality Damages Us All: The causal processes' in the TCD/UCD Sociology Public Lecture Series. The event takes place on Tuesday 11 November 2014, 7pm-8.30pm in the JM Synge Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. Please register here.


Last updated 22 October 2014