Studying Social Sciences in UCD
Social Sciences students explore how people behave as individuals and in human groups - from families and teams to companies and government agencies.
Social Sciences investigate the development of societies - past, present and future by combining quantitive data, such as social and economic statistics, with qualitative methods, such as interviews and focus groups.
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Select your preferred combination of subjects to best suit your education and career goals.
A pioneering degree that will enable students to leverage the power of big data, computer simulations and social networks to understand social phenomena and individual behaviour.
This programme enables you to explore the sought-after combination of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics in depth while also emphasising how they complement each other.
Examines the complex economic and political forces in play, the problems of measuring and assessing the health of society, and the principles of justice that should guide political decision-making to improve society.
Psychology has links to the natural sciences, the social sciences and the arts, so it is likely to appeal to a wide variety of people. The course has core modules that will introduce you to major theories and research methods, and you will also have a chance to choose option modules in specialist areas of psychology.
Explores key social issues affecting societies in the European Union, the USA and East Asia including: poverty, homelessness, addiction, mental illness, social stratification, criminal justice, globalisation, gender equality, sexualities and reproductive health, childhood and children’s services, and tax and welfare systems.