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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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  • Public Symposium to Discuss Labour Movement
    The Department of Sociology will host a discussion between US author Jane McAlevey about her book Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell) and Siobhan O'Donoghue, Director of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland. The symposium will take place on Monday 17th November 2014 at 7pm in the Thomas Davis Theatre at Trinity College Dublin.
  • Wilkinson and Pickett Deliver Keynote on Income Inequality
    Professors Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett gave a successful public lecture on 'Why Income Inequality Damages Us All: The causal processes' in the TCD/UCD Sociology Public Lecture Series on 11 November 2014. The talk focused on evidence that larger income differences between rich and poor are major causes of the social damage associated with them.
  • School of Social Sciences and Philosophy GradLink Career Mentoring
    GradLink for third year economics, philosophy, political science and sociology students will be launched on Nov 11. It is an excellent way for students to start thinking about their futures and the School is extremely grateful to our alumni for supporting the programme.

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.


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 course structure and fees please click here. The application deadline is 30 June 2015.

Last updated 24 November 2014