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Arts - Sociology

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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4 Years
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462 555*

2017 Points

462 555

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The modules on this course cover Ireland, the wider European society, the non-European world and the global arena. The first two years are more general and foundational in nature while the third and fourth years attempt to challenge you intellectually and encourage problem solving and critical thinking skills. You may participate in full-year or half-year exchanges with a number of partner institutions. 

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This course is part of a Two-Subject Moderatorship (TSM).

The following are the CAO codes used for CAO applications to specific two-subject combinations for TCD from 2017:
CAO Code Title Points 2017
TR753  Sociology/Spanish  462*
TR755  Sociology (Restricted)  469
TR152  World Religions and Theology/Sociology  462*
TR212  Economics/Sociology  499*
TR272  English Literature/Sociology  507
TR302  French/Sociology  462*
TR332  Geography/Sociology  463
TR362  German/Sociology  462*
TR452  History/Sociology  520*
TR482  History of Art and Architecture/Sociology  462*
TR512  Modern Irish/Sociology  462*
TR542  Italian/Sociology  462*
TR561  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/Sociology  462*
TR662  Philosophy/Sociology  485*
TR692  Psychology/Sociology  555*
TR  Ancient History and Archaeology/Sociology  462*

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TR001-SC - Arts - Sociology

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TR001-SC - Arts - Sociology
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Sociology graduates find that their broad training and appreciation of how society and people work means they can thrive in careers in the media, journalism, consulting, academia and teaching, policy analysis, non-governmental organisations, management, and advisory roles in the public service. Graduates are working for organisations as diverse as Goodbody Stockbrokers, the ESRI, the European Parliament, Citibank, RTÉ, Google, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Enterprise Ireland.

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