Welcome to UCD School of Sociology
Welcome to the website of the UCD School of Sociology. Here you can find information about our teaching and research activities, and any current news about School events Sociology has a long tradition at UCD, and we are the largest teaching centre for our discipline in Ireland. Within the University, Sociology is a very popular subject at Undergraduate level, and students can study the discipline as part of the BA or BSocSc degree programmes.
At Graduate level, we offer a number of taught programmes (available on a full-time and part-time basis), including a general MSocSc in Sociology, as well as specialist programmes in Health, Wellbeing and Society, Global Migration and Cultural Differences, a Masters in Crime, Violence and Conflict, and a Masters in Cultural Society. At PhD level, we have more than 20 registered students engaged in research on various topics.
Staff members have a wide-ranging set of research interests, including historical and comparative research, as well as work that focuses on recent social change in Ireland. Our current research activities address issues of globalization, inequality, migration and diversity, the state and national identity, health and illness, criminology and socio-legal studies, gender and childhood, and other topics. Details of research publications are available here.
I hope you find the information on this site helpful, and please do get in touch if you would like to know more about our degree programmes and research activities. Contact details for staff members are available here.