Wednesday June 3rd, 1pm-2.30pm (Irish Standard Time)

A Social Science degree is 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.

Virtual Summer School Format

As we are unable to invite you to campus for this years Summer School, we have decided to run all activities online. We will be presenting a reduced program via the Zoom webinar platform and invite you to register above.

Who can register?

The Virtual Summer School is for students who are interested in studying at UCD with an intended start date of September 2020 or 2021. Students, parents, guidance counsellors and International Students are welcome to attend.

How will I access the Virtual Summer School Webinar?

Once registered you will receive an email containing your webinar invitation link. Just click this link prior to the below start time to view. For the best viewing experience we recommend you use a PC/Laptop.

Enquiries in relation to the UCD Sociology, Social Justing & Social Policy Virtual Summer School can be made to Emma Donovan (

Time Activity
1.00pm Welcome to the Social Policy, Sociology, Social Justice webinar for prospective students
Social Policy | Dr Micheál Collins
This session will initially provide an overview of what is Social Policy and present details of the Bachelor of Social Science in Social Policy & Sociology Degree (DN750). Subsequently, participants will be introduced to some ‘Key Issues in Social Policy’ reflecting the concepts and issues they would study during this three- year honours degree programme.
Sociology | Dr Sarah Carol & Associate Professor Thomas Grund
Sociology seeks to explain how people relate to 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, religions, genders, neighbourhoods or nations. But it is also about how these groups come about, what they mean and how they change over time. The Summer School will introduce sociology as a subject.
Social Justice | Dr Karen Smith
The subject of social justice draws on a range of academic disciplines to advance understanding of issues such as inequality, discrimination and human rights abuses. Students will address themes such as global poverty and inequality, gender and sexual inequality, human rights and social justice, the problems and possibilities of economic development. The session will give students a flavour of studying social justice in UCD with mini lectures engaging with the key themes addressed on the programme.
14:30 Finish

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