Dear Students of Politics and/or Sociology,
Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. 

We have worked hard in the department to put in place various forms of online teaching to replace your lectures, tutorials and office hours.

As a department it is important to use to both ensure the integrity of our programmes and to make our online teaching as student-friendly as possible and to support your learning. We realise that the weeks ahead may be difficult and we want to be sure that our teaching arrangements continue to provide a high quality of education, but also are compatible with the stresses and strains of the current situation.

You received an email from me last week outlining the departmental approach and you will have heard from your module lecturers regarding arrangements in each module. Please keep a close eye on your university email and moodle in particular and read all messages carefully.

Please also take care of yourself and all those around you. If you have particular concerns that the department should be aware of, please contact me directly at or email

Beir bua

Professor Seán Ó Riain
Department of Sociology
Centre for the Study of Politics

The Sociology Department is widely acknowledged as a centre of teaching and research excellence as well as an exemplar of public sociology and engagement. 
Maynooth University is a distinctive and stimulating place to learn and to practice the craft of sociology and political analysis. Welcome!

Aithnítear an Roinn Socheolaíochta go forleathan mar lárionad den scoth ó thaobh taighde agus teagasc, chomh maith le mar eiseamláir den rannpháirtíocht agus den tsocheolaíocht phoiblí.  Áit spreagthach faoi leith í an Roinn Socheolaíochta ag Ollscoil Mhá Nuad le bheith ag foghlaim agus le ceird na socheolaíochta agus anailís pholaitiúil a chleachtadh ar chaighdeán ard.  Fáilte!