Our department offers a range of fascinating undergraduate and postgraduate Sociology and Politics courses. 

BA Politics        

How are decisions about our future together made in Ireland today? How can those decisions be made more fairly? 
How is this decision-making shaped by our political institutions, social movement, political parties, powerful private interests? How could that be different? 
How has this politics changed over time? How is different in other societies? How is all this shaped by international relations and global politics?

Explore and debate these issues - and much more - in the BA Politics. Available through the Arts degree (see below).
Learn more about our approach in our Centre for the Study of Politics

 

BA Sociology

What kind of person is it possible to be in Ireland today? What ways of life are valued, rewarded and made possible? 
How do broader forces and institutions shape our lives? How could that be different? 
How has this changed over time? How is different in other societies? How is all this shaped by links to other countries? 

Ask and answer these questions - and much more - in the BA Sociology.

Available through the Arts and Social Science degrees (see below).

Criminology

The Department also contributes significantly to the undergraduate degree in Criminology, offering a number of core modules such as Law and Social Control, White Collar Crimes, Crime and Media and Researching Criminology. This degree is coordinated by the Department of Law. 

Below you will find live information on the the different ways that you can take our courses at Maynooth University. This information comes directly from the central database of courses.

Click here to get more detailed information on our undergraduate courses in Politics and in Sociology, including student testimonials and details of our courses. 

Postgraduate Courses

To get more detailed information on our postgraduate courses please click to get more information on Masters courses and on research postgraduate degrees

These pages contain an overview of our courses (including introductory videos), the aims and approach of the courses, what you will study (and how) and student testimonials.