The Department of Sociology warmly welcomes visiting students who may be attending Trinity College for just one semester or a full academic year. Such students may take modules on offer in the second, third and fourth years. View further details on our modules.
Trinity College, founded in 1592, is recognised internationally as Ireland's premier university, and is currently ranked 67th in the QS World University Rankings 2012. It is a cosmopolitan and exciting place to study and meet new friends. We have around 16,500 students including 2,300 from over 90 different countries. The campus is located in the heart of Dublin, a vibrant city which was recently ranked in the top ten student cities globally (QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2012).
The Department of Sociology has 11 full-time staff members and a number of temporary appointments. The Department is ranked in the top 100 in the world in the QS World University Subject Rankings. Our four core research and teaching areas are: migration, conflict and social movements, employment and work in Europe and digital lives, social networks and popular culture. Staff contribute to the Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS), the Centre for Post-Conflict Justice and the Employment Research Centre, and collaborate with the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
We promote research-led teaching and have a strong international focus. Every year we welcome a growing number of international and exchange students, and one third of our own students study abroad during their degree programme. We are strongly committed to the professionalization of third-level teaching, and several staff members have won Provost's Teaching Awards in recognition of teaching excellence. View testimonials of former visiting students.
Typically, students must be currently registered at a university and have completed a minimum of two years study. For US students, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 is required.
- Visiting EU students outside our Erasmus exchange programme – view further information and the relevant application form
- Visiting non-EU students – view further information and the relevant application form
If you have any questions about studying with us, please do not hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org but make sure you have studied this website and all the links carefully first.
Erasmus and Visiting Student Coordinator
Office hours: Wednesdays 12 - 2pm, Room 2.08, 3 College Green