Institutes and Centres

Our School hosts a combined research and CPD centre:

UCD Equality Studies Centre


With the School of English, Drama and Film, we co-host the: 

UCD Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities


The central strategic priority area to which much of the activity in the College of Social Sciences and Law relates is Culture, Economy and Society.  The world’s major socio-economic problems are complex in nature, they are systemic in form, they are interconnected in expression, and they demand urgent attention by government. Our researchers investigate the impacts and consequences of public policies and explore the role, rights, and welfare of individuals in contemporary society and their changing perspectives on belonging, identity and citizenship.