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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

  • School participates in Trinity Week 2016 University Challenge
    School of Social Sciences and Philosophy’s Team comes 4th in University Challenge event chaired by Brian Dobson. Participants included Head of School (Prof Gail McElroy), Head of Economics (Prof Francis O’Toole), Head of Philosophy (Prof Paul O’Grady) and Head of Administration (Ms Olive Donnelly) and Economics academic (Prof Paul Scanlon).
  • Professors Richard Layte and William Phelan awarded Fellowship
    Congratulations to Richard Layte (Sociology) and William Phelan (Political Science) who have been elected to Fellowship of the University. Research achievement or scholarship of a high order is the primary qualification for Fellowship.
  • Public lecture explores issues and predictions for General Election 2016
    Academics from the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy explored questions such as will 2016 be the year of the female candidate? Should we trust opinion polls? Are political parties engaging in auction politics and is a single-tier health service now out of reach?

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.