Why study Sociology
Studying Sociology opens you up to personal change and development, and provides you with the necessary tools to successfully pursue diverse professional career paths. Sociology is the study of human social life, groups and societies.
Once you have developed a sociological imagination it will inform every step you take for the rest of your life: you will question received wisdom, you will critically analyse social media commentary, you will think about where the food that you eat and the clothes that you wear came from, you will approach the world with a sense of its infinite complexity and its potential to be a better and more equal place for all.
The Sociology Department is the longest-established department of its kind in Ireland, and is widely acknowledged as a centre of teaching and research excellence.