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UCD School of Sociology has an international research reputation and a vibrant research community and culture. Its staff, post-doctoral and PhD researchers work on a wide range of topics.  SocioSpotlight, our School Magazine, highlights recent research outputs and showcases researchers in our School.


Welcome to the School of Sociology. We enjoy a vibrant and collaborative research environment that includes core strengths in social theory, qualitative and quantitative methods, applied sociology and computational social science. These are reflected in our faculty's individual research interests and research groups that are coordinated within the School, organised by the following themes:

The School of Sociology has strong research links with a number of academic schools in cognate disciplines, as well as the following Insitutes - within UCD and external to the university: 

The School of Sociology is successful in attracting major research funding for research projects and a number of staff are involved in providing research leadership and/or are the key partners in these projects. Examples include the following:

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