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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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  • EU Ambassador to the US gives Henry Grattan Lecture
    David O’Sullivan gave a talk on EU-US Relations at the Irish Embassy in London recently as part of the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy’s flagship lecture series. Dr O’Sullivan graduated from Trinity in 1975 with a BA (Mod) in Economics and Sociology.
  • Sociology Professor Richard Layte speaks at Trinity Research Showcase
    Prof Layte was one of five Trinity researchers to showcase their work at a special event in Boston titled Fusion. The Provost and Minister for Education and Skills were joined by Trinity’s collaborators in research, industry, education and alumni at the event.
  • Dermot McAleese Teaching Awards Recognise Commitment to Teaching and Learning
    Teaching assistants in the School have been recognised for their outstanding contribution in the pursuit of teaching excellence. Congratulations to the winners: Caroline Mehigan (Economics), Keith Begley (Philosophy), Miriam Sorace (Political Science) and Caitriona Delaney (Sociology).

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