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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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  • School of Social Sciences and Philosophy Newsletter
    Our third annual alumni newsletter highlights some of the key achievements of staff and students and aims to provide an overview of the activities being undertaken by the School.
  • Three Sociology Students Elected to Scholarship in 2015
    The Department of Sociology is delighted to extend its congratulations to Mariam Ahmad (Sociology and Social Policy), Patrick Lavelle (PPES) and Matt Murtagh-White (PPES) who were announced as new Scholars of Trinity College. They were among the 67 Scholars announced by the Provost on Trinity Monday, 13 April.
  • New book by David Ralph on Work, Family and Commuting in Europe
    The Department of Sociology is pleased to welcome a new book by Dr David Ralph from Palgrave on the lives of Euro-commuters. In it, Dr Ralph examines the day-to-day reality Euro-commuters face living between two EU countries and looks at the impact this mobility has on left behind family members. The book was launched by Dr Caitríona Ni Laoire (UCC) and Dr Mary Gilmartin (NUIM).

In The Spotlight

Nan LinTCD/UCD Public Lecture by Professor Nan Lin

Professor Nan Lin, Duke University, will deliver a keynote on Social Networks and Economic Activities: An Embedded Economy Perspective in the joint TCD/UCD Sociology lecture series. The event takes place on Tuesday 28th April 2015, 7pm in the JM Synge 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 course structure and fees please click here. The application deadline is 30 June 2015.

Last updated 16 March 2015