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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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News

  • Sociology Receives IRC New Foundations Funding
    Professor Richard Layte (Chair of Sociology), David Cichon (PhD Candidate) and NGO partner Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) received funding from the Irish Research Council for a project on ‘Global labour rights under the sustainable development agenda’. A particular emphasis has been placed on collaboration with development NGOs.
  • Professor Daniel Faas Discusses Social Change in Ireland on BBC Radio 4
    Daniel Faas, Head of Sociology and Director of the new MSc in Comparative Social Change, talks to Edward Stourton on BBC Radio 4’s Sunday programme about the Church-State relationship and attitudes towards social change in Ireland, ahead of this week’s General Election. The interview focuses on the Catholic influence on education, issues of abortion and same-sex marriage.
  • Sociology Postgraduate Open Evening
    The Department of Sociology would like to invite you to an Open Evening to explore our taught and research postgraduate programmes including: a new MSc in Comparative Social Change delivered jointly with UCD; an MPhil in Race, Ethnicity, Conflict; and our PhD Programme. The event will take place on Wednesday 17 February at 17.00 in the TRISS Seminar Room (6th floor Arts Building).

In The Spotlight

Nan LinNew MSc in Comparative Social Change, starts September 2016

The Department of Sociology welcomes applications for its new one-year full-time MSc in Comparative Social Change, delivered jointly with UCD School of Sociology. This innovative programme has a strong international dimension, provides training in substantive topics on social change and combines real-world skills with advanced research training. For further information including admission and fees please click here. The application deadline is 30 June 2016.

MPhilApplications for MPhil in Race, Ethnicity, Conflict Now Open

The Department of Sociology welcomes applications for its one-year full-time MPhil in Race, Ethnicity, Conflict. This unique programme, founded in 1997, combines a focus on race-critical theory, population movement, conflict and resistance. For further information including admission and fees please click here. The application deadline is 30 June 2016.


Last updated 15 February 2016 sociology@tcd.ie.