Studying Sociology at Trinity College Dublin
Sociology in Trinity College Dublin offers a number of degree possibilities. It can be studied as part of a business- and economics-oriented programme (BESS); a humanistically-oriented programme (PPES); together with social policy in a more practically-oriented programme (Sociology and Social Policy); or in conjunction with one of a variety of other subjects such as Geography, French, Italian, German, Spanish, History, English Literature, Psychology or Drama Studies in the two subject moderatorship programme (TSM).
As well as learning about society in the four years of their degree, students studying sociology will learn key skills that will serve them in other areas of life – competencies that are known as transferable skills. Transferable skills are things we learn in one field that can be transferred to other areas in life – skills like good communication, problem solving, and critical thinking. They are skills which can serve as a bridge from study to work, or from one area of education to another. Increasingly, third level education stresses the importance of developing transferable skills as a means of enhancing employability as well as enabling graduates to continue learning after leaving college. Each year various transferable skills are introduced in our curriculum (PDF, 65KB).
Sociological training opens up many career opportunities. A Sociology graduate is attractive to any employer looking for critical analytical skills and effective communication of ideas and conclusions both orally and written. Sociology graduates in the past have taken up positions in consulting, academia and teaching, policy analysis, non-governmental organisations, media, journalism, management, and advisory roles in the public service.
How do I apply?
Once you have chosen one of our four programmes through which you can study Sociology, you will need to apply through the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Applications from EU candidates should be made to the Central Applications Office and may be submitted online at www.cao.ie.
Enquiries from non-EU applicants concerning undergraduate admission should be addressed to the International Admissions and Study Abroad Office. They can be contacted at email@example.com. Scholarships for Indian nationals valued at €9,000 per year are being offered (for four years) for full-time study in any of our degree programmes. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship at Trinity College Dublin please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org