Professor Colin Scott, Dean of Social Sciences and Principal of the UCD College of Social Sciences and Law
Vice President for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at UCD
UCD College of Social Sciences and Law delivers internationally recognised, academically rigorous undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in key social science disciplines, law, and philosophy. The College delivers graduate degrees in subjects such as law, politics, international relations, international development, nationalism and ethnic conflict, psychology, economics, and information systems. Courses also include professional qualifications for a career as a solicitor, barrister, social worker, secondary school teacher or clinical psychologist. Numerous innovative interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary degrees are available in the College on topics such as public policy, equality studies, human rights, geopolitics, global migration, cognitive science, European affairs and European law. The College employs progressive methods of teaching and learning in a collaborative and supportive environment. Selected masters degrees offer students the opportunity to liaise directly with partner organisations through project work, or undertake professional internships in Ireland or internationally.
The College attracts students from all over the world including the US, Canada, India, China and throughout the EU. Our multicultural faculty includes academics from India, Hong Kong, the US and many European countries including the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands and Italy. Numerous academics in the College have received prestigious awards and accolades and the College has received funding and research grants from the Irish Research Council (IRC), the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the EU’s Research Framework Programmes.