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.
- Prestigious Grattan Scholarships Awarded to Postgraduate Students
The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy awarded Grattan Scholarships to three postgraduate students at a reception hosted by the Provost recently. The scholarship programme supports exceptional PhD students who have the potential to become future academic leaders.
- BESS Graduate Conferred with TCD Honorary Degree
David O’Sullivan, EU Ambassador to the US, has been conferred with an Honorary Degree by Trinity College. David, who graduated from Trinity in 1975 with a BA (Mod) in Economics and Sociology, has been an outstanding European public servant who has dedicated his career to the practical promotion of the European ideal.
- New Book by Margret Fine-Davis on Gender Roles in Ireland
The Department of Sociology hosted a book launch in collaboration with the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies at Trinity College Dublin. Gender Roles in Ireland: Three Decades of Attitude Change by Dr Margret Fine-Davis documents changing attitudes toward the role of women in Ireland from 1975 to 2005, and was introduced by former Fine Gael TD Monica Barnes.
In The Spotlight
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.
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 course structure and fees please click here. The application deadline is 30 June 2015.