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Sociology (Hons), B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #193 (QS) ,
Sociology (Hons) from UCD College of Social Sciences and Law provides you with the mindset and the research tools to observe the social world, make connections, understand differences, norms, cultures or inequalities.  provides you with the mindset and the research tools to observe the social world, make connections, understand differences, norms, cultures or inequalities.

About

If you are interested in people, you will be interested in sociology. It is relevant for understanding almost every aspect of our lives. We are all part of society, we are connected with each other and we are affected by the people around us. In the same way, we shape the social context for others as well. The Bachelor in Sociology is delivered by UCD College of Social Sciences and Law.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

Sociology gives an excellent foundation for a diverse set of careers in areas such as social research and policy analysis

  • Journalism
  • Media
  • Community development
  • Youth work
  • Civil service
  • Social data science
  • Business.

It also leads to a wide range of graduate study opportunities in the social sciences, law and business. The School of Sociology offers a general MSocSc in Sociology, as well as specialised programmes in Health, Well-being and Society

  • Crime, Violence and Conflict
  • Cultural Sociology
  • Race, Migration and Decolonial Studies
  • Comparative Social Change
  • Social Data Analytics.
International Study Opportunities

Sociology students at UCD can avail of international exchange opportunities in universities in Europe and around the world. Currently, Erasmus opportunities exist in:

  • Belgium
  • France
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • USA
  • Australia
  • China
  • South Korea.

Students studying Sociology with Chinese, German or Italian will study abroad for their third year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Sociology seeks to explain how people relate with each other, how hidden structures play an important role in everyday life and how society shapes the way individuals behave. It is about why individuals organise themselves into groups such as families, communities, social classes, social networks, religions, genders, neighbourhoods or nations. But it is also about how these groups come about, what they mean and how they change over time. An essential part of your studies will be the acquisition of a sociological toolkit that includes both theoretical approaches and research methods to study society.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Entry Requirements:

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results. 
  • (If you are awaiting current year examination results you must send your results to CAO as soon as they become available. If they arrive later than 3 August, we cannot guarantee that they will be processed in time for inclusion in Round 1 offers).
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.
  • In the absence of these documents and translations the application will not be processed.

            Tuition Fee

            • International Applies to you

              17400 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 17400 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
            • EU/EEA Applies to you

              5880 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 5880 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

            Living costs for Dublin

            • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
              Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

            Funding

            StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

            The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

            Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.