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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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  • Migrant crisis public talk explores policy failures and potential responses
    School of Social Sciences and Philosophy academics drew on current research from the fields of economics, political science, sociology and philosophy to help increase public understanding of how the current crisis arose and propose possible policy responses.
  • Prof Daniel Faas publishes paper on support measures for migrant students in Ireland
    Prof Daniel Faas, with Dr Merike Darmody (ESRI) and Dr Beata Sokolowska (TCD) has published in the British Journal of Educational Studies, calling for more help and training for teachers working with students from diverse cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds in an effort to make Irish schools more inclusive.
  • Critical Discussion on the Migrant Crisis
    The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy will host a public event on Sept 28 on the current migrant crisis. Speakers include Professors Carol Newman (Economics), Michelle D’Arcy (Political Science), Paul O’Grady (Philosophy) and Elaine Moriarty (Sociology).

In The Spotlight

Nan LinTCD/UCD Public Lecture by Professor Karl Ulrich Mayer

Emeritus Professor Karl Ulrich Mayer, Yale University, will deliver a keynote on Science for What and for Whom? – Max Weber and the European Research Policies in the joint TCD/UCD Sociology lecture series. The event takes place on Thursday 1st October 2015, 7pm in the Thomas Davies Theatre, Arts Building. Please register here.

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 16 September 2015