Dean of Social Science: Dr Sara O'Sullivan
UCD Social Science Courses
When you complete a Social Science degree at UCD, you will gain a thoroughly comprehensive education. Through an exciting range of topics you will be well prepared for any number of potential careers, as well as acquiring the skills to excel in your future employment.
Why UCD Social Science?
- The Bachelor of Social Science is the degree for people who know that they want to work in a people-focused job, but still wish to explore a number of possible career paths.
- A two subject degree, you combine Social Policy and Sociology or one of these subjects with another Social Science subject such as Archaeology, Economics, Geography, Information and Social Computing, Politics or Philosophy. Psychology is additionally available as an option in Year 1.
- At UCD, you will be taught by first-class lecturers and professors, many of whom are the authors of the leading international texts in their areas of expertise. You will be provided with a set of skills that includes critical thinking, communication and presentation skills, problem solving, research skills and the ability to think on your feet. Above all, you will learn to recognise and develop your own potential.
First Year Experience in UCD Social Science
From your first year, you will start to acquire abilities and skills that prepare you for your future studies and for challenging careers in all areas of professional life. Outside your core modules in Social Policy and Sociology, you will receive all the support and academic advice you need to help you choose the most appropriate combination of subject modules for your career or graduate study choices.
Your first year is also the time to introduce yourself to your fellow students and settle into university life. The small tutorial groups within your programme are the ideal opportunity to get to know people and make new friends, as are the many social events, clubs and societies on campus at UCD.