Sociology (Hons), B.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    17400 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    5880 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
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:

    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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

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

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

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

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

              5880 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 5880 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.

            Living costs for Dublin

            1,100 - 1,800 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.