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UCD SOCIAL
                                  SCIENCES
                                       UNDERGRADUATE
                                       PROSPECTUS 2021

                              SOCIAL SCIENCES DN700
University College Dublin     ECONOMICS DN710
Ireland's Global University   PSYCHOLOGY DN720
                              SOCIAL POLICY & SOCIOLOGY DN750
                              SUSTAINABILITY DN240
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Contents
Welcome.............................................................................................................................1
What are Social Sciences?...............................................................................................2
Why Social Sciences in UCD........................................................................................... 3
Research............................................................................................................................. 4
Study Abroad......................................................................................................................5
Graduate Study and Careers.......................................................................................... 6
Social Sciences Undergraduate Degree Options........................................................ 8
BSc Social Sciences........................................................................................................... 9
Internships....................................................................................................................... 10
Studying Social Sciences with a Language.................................................................. 11

 DN700 BSc Social Sciences
Thematic Pathway
Computational Social Science.......................................................................................12
Economics, Mathematics and Statistics..................................................................... 14
Philosophy, Politics and Economics.............................................................................16

Two subject combination (majors)
Archaeology......................................................................................................................17
Economics Joint Major................................................................................................... 20
Geography....................................................................................................................... 22
Information and Communication Studies................................................................. 24
Mathematics.................................................................................................................... 26
Philosophy....................................................................................................................... 28
Politics and International Relations............................................................................30
Social Justice.................................................................................................................... 32
Sociology..........................................................................................................................34
Statistics........................................................................................................................... 36

 DN750 BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology
Social Policy and Sociology..........................................................................................38

 DN720 BSc Psychology
Psychology....................................................................................................................... 42

 DN710 BSc Economics
Economics Single Major................................................................................................44

 DN240 BSc Sustainability                                                                                                          46
Social Sciences, Policy & Law....................................................................................... 47
Environmental Science and Engineering....................................................................48

How to Apply................................................................................................................... 50
Scholarships and Grants................................................................................................ 50
Events Calendar...............................................................................................................51
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Welcome
In the College of Social Sciences, we lead the way with the broadest and most diverse
Social Sciences programmes in Ireland offering innovative social sciences education and
research to address the critical, social, political, cultural and economic concerns of our
time.

This combined with UCD’s global reputation with high university      provides through the range of societies and clubs on offer, among
rankings across subjects and ranking in the top 1% of universities   other things. You can experience this all with a diverse group of
overall worldwide, makes Social Sciences in UCD a top choice for     students who come from over 139 countries.
students looking to study these disciplines.
                                                                     When it comes to the end of your time in your Undergraduate
We offer five undergraduate programmes:                              degree, you will be joining UCD’s 288,000 alumni who can be
                                                                     found in almost 170 countries. Studying UCD Social Sciences
  • BSc Economics [Three Years]
                                                                     will prepare you for diverse careers across many sectors. At UCD,
  • BSc Psychology [Three Years]                                     you will be empowered to explore opportunities and to find your
                                                                     future. Our students gain invaluable critical skills and agency that
  • BSocSc Social Policy & Sociology [Three Years]
                                                                     will help you navigate the rapidly evolving labour market.
  • BSc Social Sciences [Four Years]
                                                                     I hope that your time in UCD Social Sciences will be a period of
  • BSc Sustainability Social Sciences, Policy and Law [Four         academic and personal growth and look forward to welcoming
    Years]                                                           you.
Your time in studying Social Sciences in UCD will benefit from
our progressive methods of teaching and learning which take
a collaborative and supportive approach. Our internationally
renowned academics will bring their research and expertise into
the lecture hall, which will enable you to develop strong research   Professor Colin Scott,
and analytical skills. Each step of your academic journey will       Dean of Social Sciences
be supported by our College team, our academic advisers, our         Principal, UCD College of Social Sciences and Law
student advisers and your peer mentor group.                         Vice President for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, UCD
Third level education is about more than just what takes place
in your lectures and tutorial. We hope to broaden your horizons
by enabling you to study abroad in your third year and take an
internship where your programme allows you to. You will also
benefit from the extensive extracurricular activities which UCD

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What are
  Social Sciences?
    How do social, cultural,
    political and economic
    forces shape our lives and
    the world in which we live?

                                                                                                  Why do people
                              Why do people                                                       behave the way
                              vote the way                                                        they do?
                              they do?

                                                                                           What behaviours
     What precipitates                                                                     mitigate climate
     economic growth?                                                                      change?

Research and education in the social sciences directly impacts the way we in
Ireland, and further afield in Europe and the rest of the world, view, interpret
and make decisions towards a better society.

Social Sciences students explore how people behave as individuals and in human groups - from families and teams to companies and
government agencies. Social Sciences investigate the development of societies - past, present and future by combining quantitative
data, such as social and economic statistics, with qualitative methods, such as interviews and focus groups. Social Sciences research
has transformed our understanding of how societies function, how they are governed, how we work, how and where we live, how
we communicate and how we learn. Studying Social Sciences at UCD, you will learn to analyse, criticise and challenge beliefs and
assumptions - including your own. The major social sciences subjects at undergraduate level in UCD include:

                                                              Information &
      Archaeology                  Geography                 Communication                  Philosophy                  Economics
                                                                  Studies

       Politics and
                                   Psychology                 Social Justice               Social Policy                 Sociology
 International Relations

Analysing data is a key skill for social scientists and Mathematics and Statistics are available to combine with social sciences subjects
as part of UCD's social sciences degree.

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Why
Social                                                         Flexible Curriculum
                                                                 UCD leads the way with the broadest and most diverse

Sciences
                                                                  Social Sciences programmes in Ireland offering innovative
                                                                   social sciences education and research delivered by
                                                                     internationally renowned lecturers to address the
                                                                       critical, social, political, cultural and economic
                                                                         concerns of our time. The curriculum can be

in UCD?
                                                                           adapted to your personal preferences through the
                                                                             flexibility of taking optional modules through
                                                                               UCD Horizons.

World Leading Subject Rankings
UCD is currently ranked within the top 1% of institutions worldwide.
UCD is highly ranked for social sciences in all the main international
rankings of universities. UCD is among the top universities in the world
 for the following subjects:

               Information and
               Library Management

               Archaeology
               Politics and International Studies
               Geography
               Social Policy and Administration.

                                                                                                Support
                                                                                               Network
                                                                                           UCD and the College of Social
                                                                                          Sciences and Law provide
                                                                                        extensive support to incoming
                                                                                      students. Each first year student is
                                                                                     assigned a peer mentor, and there
                                                                                   are dedicated student advisers for
                                                                                  every programme on hand to make your
                                                                                time at UCD as fulfilling and enjoyable as
                                                                               possible.
                                                                             The services and supports available for
                                                                           student welfare and mental health encompass
                                                                         a range of services including the Student
                                                                        Health Service, the Student’s Union, the Student
                                                                       Counselling Service and our Chaplaincy centre.
                                                                      Additional university-wide learning supports include
                                                                    the Maths Support Centre, the Writing Centre, Library
                                                                   network and IT services - all of which will help ensure a
                                                                  smooth transition to third-level study.

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Social Sciences
Research
Social sciences research has transformed our understanding of how societies
function. UCD Social sciences research directly impacts the way we view,
interpret and make decisions towards a better society.
The scope of social sciences research addresses questions           youth well-being; migration; sustainable development and
relating to Ireland, the EU and other international regions.        behavioural sciences. Students will have opportunity to work
Areas of research expertise within UCD social sciences include      with internationally renowned academics by completing research
regulation and governance; leadership; identity; conflict and       skills modules and research projects over the duration of their
inclusion; ethical public policy; human development; child and      undergraduate studies.

Undergraduate Research and Enquiry
WHAT WILL I LEARN?                                                CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROJECTS
Students studying social sciences at UCD will develop strong       • Impact of wealth and population on Olympic success
research skills and will:                                          • What factors influence feelings of personal safety?
  • Work with leading Irish researchers                            • World Bank development projects and internal
  • Work with data to understand social and economic                 displacement
      problems                                                     • Economic development and obesity
  • Critically evaluate others’ research work                      • Effect of Brexit on Ireland-UK trade
  • Present and communicate research results.                      • Media & quality of US democracy in Trump era
  • Undertake independent research on a local, national or         • One parent households and child educational performance
      global issue of interest to them.
                                                                   • Has quality of life in Ireland declined since 2008?
Throughout your degree, you will develop your research skills
                                                                   • Human Computer Interaction
and learn to analyse, evaluate and present your knowledge
in a compelling and useful way, with advanced training and         • Information and digital literacy
research opportunities available during your final year.

                                                                What our Students Say
                                                                 The sociology component of my degree has allowed
                                                                  me to develop practical research skills and a critical,
                                                                    analytical and informed world-view. I have studied
                                                                     gender, crime, migration, housing inequalities,
                                                                       work, culture, masculinities, social stratification
                                                                         and classical and contemporary theory.
                                                                             Jake Ryan
                                                                               Sociology Student

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Study
Abroad
                               The UCD College of Social Sciences and Law
                               encourages our students to participate in
 Why Study                     exchange programmes abroad. These include
  Abroad?                      Erasmus exchanges to universities within Europe
                               and university-wide exchanges to distinguished
                               universities around the world. In an increasingly
                               complex global age, studying abroad provides an
                               international context for your studies, allowing you   What our Students Say
                               to benefit from a transformational experience in the   I met friends for life on my year abroad in
                               wider world. Studying abroad provides you with a       Singapore who I speak to daily. I learned
                               unique opportunity not only to enrich your academic    how to be more independent and I feel like
                               education but also to gain invaluable intercultural,   there's nothing I can't do now. I could not
                               language and social skills.                            recommend doing a year abroad enough!
                                                                                      Niamh Simmons
                                                                                      Psychology Major - studied for a year
                                                                                      abroad at Nanyang Technological University,
 All UCD Social Sciences degrees support students                                     Singapore
to apply for study abroad opportunities. Students of
BSc Psychology, BSc Economics and BSocSc Social
Policy and Sociology may apply for a year abroad in             Who can
a partner university, extending their degree from 3 to           Study
4 years and leading to the award of a BSc or BSocSc             Abroad?
International degree.
Students of BSc Social Sciences may apply for
a trimester or a year study abroad opportunity
depending on their subject or pathway choices
as one of the third-year options offered in their
four-year degree. Check subject pages for more
information available for each subject.

                                       You can study abroad even if you don't
                                      speak a foreign language. UCD has exchanges
  Where can                           with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the
   I study?                           UK and the US as well as English Speaking
                                      opportunities in Asia and Europe. Where         What our Students Say
                                      exactly you can go to study abroad is
                                      dependent on the combination of subjects you    Having the opportunity to study in an
                                                                                      international and diverse university for my
                                      study. You can check subject pages for more
                                                                                      year abroad, while also being immersed in
                                      information available for each subject.         a very different culture, has enhanced my
                                                                                      understanding of international societies and
                                                                                      policies. This has deepened my knowledge of
                                                                                      my field of study at UCD, as well as helped in
                                                                                      shaping my career prospects for the future.
                                                                                      Rebecca Westman
 You apply for study abroad the year before
you go. You will be invited to an information                      How do I           Economics & Social Policy Major
                                                                                      Year spent at KU Leuven, Belgium
session in Year 2 and receive guidance on how                       apply?
to apply.

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Social Sciences
Graduate Study
There is no limit to where a social sciences degree can take you         You may also choose to convert your undergraduate degree with
in your future career. You may undertake a Masters related to            a Higher Diploma or Master's in a brand new discipline. Graduates
a discipline you studied in your undergraduate degree, such as           in social sciences subjects can apply directly to selected Master's
international relations, experimental archaeology or behavioural         degrees in Law, Business and Computer Science as well as many
economics. A social sciences degree also allows you to progress to       other disciplines.
a range of interdisciplinary Master's degrees in fields such as public
                                                                         See below for a sample of Master’s degrees open to Social
policy, cognitive science, criminology, human rights, geopolitics,
                                                                         Sciences students in UCD. Visit subjects pages to find out how to
development studies, equality studies, digital information
                                                                         specialise in your chosen social sciences subject area and to find
management, urban environment, world heritage management
                                                                         out more about your subject-specific graduate study and career
and more.
                                                                         options.
Civil and Public Service                                                 Business and Finance
Master of Public Policy                                                  MSc Management
MSc European Governance                                                  MSc Project Management
MA/MSc Politics & International Relations                                MSc Strategic Management
MSocSc Race, Migration & Decolonial Studies                              MSc Supply Chain Management
MSc Digital Policy                                                       MSc Human Resource Management
MSc World Heritage Management & Conservation                             MSc Marketing Practice
                                                                         MSc Marketing
Non-Governmental Organisations/Not-for-Profit Sector
                                                                         MSc Behavioural Economics
MA Geopolitics & the Global Economy
MA/MSc International Development                                         Law and Society
MSc Equality Studies                                                     Masters in Common Law
MSc Environmental Policy                                                 LLM European Law & Public affairs
MSc Geographies of the Global South                                      MSc International Law & Business
MSc Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development                          MSc Human Rights
                                                                         MSc Criminology & Criminal Justice
Technology
MSc Computer Science
MSc Data Analytics
MSc Digital Information Management
MSc Information Systems
MSc Digital Innovation
MSc Social Data Analytics

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Social Sciences
Careers
Graduates of UCD social sciences progress to careers in             You'll find more detailed information relevant to each discipline
government, NGOs, the media and businesses as economists,           on the subject pages in this prospectus.
policymakers, environmentalists, activists, information managers,
                                                                    UCD provides career support to students throughout their time
HR managers, entrepreneurs, journalists, statisticians, urban
                                                                    in UCD including career coaching and opportunities for personal
planners, archaeologists, librarians, secondary school teachers,
                                                                    and professional development through the University's Career
social workers, researchers and many more professions across the
                                                                    Development Centre. Find out more at www.ucd.ie/careers
public and private sectors.

Politics and Policy                                                 Non-Governmental Organisations/Not-for-Profit Sector
Politician                                                          Corporate Social Responsibility
Lobbyist                                                            Human Rights Lawyer
Policy Analysis                                                     International Agencies
Diplomatic Service                                                  Humanitarian NGOs
Public Affairs Consultant                                           Environmental Policymaking
Government Social Researcher                                        International NGOs
Media Strategist                                                    Policy and Environmental Consultancy
Campaign Manager                                                    Charity Sector

Media and Communications                                            Public and Civil Service
Journalism                                                          Foreign Affairs
Communications                                                      Public Sector Management
Broadcasting                                                        Health Service Management
Print and Online Media                                              Semi-State Bodies
Public Relations                                                    Government Agencies
Public Affairs                                                      Heritage Management
Publishing
                                                                    Business and Finance/Human Resources
Knowledge Management Analysis
                                                                    Management Consultancy
Information Management
                                                                    Marketing and Advertising
Education and Research                                              Recruitment
Secondary School Teacher                                            Business Analytics
University Lecturer                                                 Banking and Finance
Academia                                                            Insurance
Social Researcher                                                   Corporate Social Responsibility
Research Analyst                                                    Market Research Analyst
Data Analyst

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Social Sciences
Undergraduate Degree Options
September 2021 entry

Making the Right Choice
There are five degrees in social sciences in UCD. Each degree has a separate CAO code.

            BSc                         BSocSc                       BSc                          BSc                          BSc
 SOCIAL SCIENCES               SOCIAL POLICY &               PSYCHOLOGY                    ECONOMICS                SUSTAINABILITY
                                 SOCIOLOGY

          4 years                      3 years                     3 years                      3 years                      4 years

        DN700                        DN750                       DN720                        DN710                       DN420

The four-year BSc in          This three-year             The three-year BSc           The three-year BSc            The four-year BSc
Social Sciences is a          BSocSc Social Policy        in Psychology is a           in Economics is a            in Sustainability is a
social sciences degree        & Sociology degree          professional degree          Single-Major degree          unique multidisciplinary
developed for students        is a Joint Major in         accredited by the            for students who are         course that combines
who want to explore a         Social Policy and           Psychological Society        focused on studying only     the economic,
diverse array of social       Sociology. This degree      of Ireland. You study        economics as a single        environmental and
sciences subjects.            was previously named        Psychology in UCD as         subject. Graduates often     social dimensions of
Throughout your degree,       the BSocSc in Social        a single subject degree      progress to further study    sustainability, enabling
you study core modules        Science. Graduates          only. Graduates often        to become Economists.        specialisation in one
in your chosen subjects       often progress to further   progress to further          When you apply for this      of those dimension
along with optional           study to become social      study to become Clinical     degree via the CAO,          complemented by
modules in a variety of       workers and related         Psychologists. When you      you choose DN710 BSc         knowledge and skills
social sciences subjects.     professions. When you       apply for this degree via    Economics.                   from the others. When
There are options to          apply for this degree via   the CAO, you choose                                       you apply for this
change your subject           the CAO, you choose         DN720 BSc Psychology.                                     degree via CAO you
choices at the end of         DN750 BSocSc Social                                                                   choose DN420 BSc
first year if you wish. The   Policy and Sociology.                                                                 Sustainability.
course map shows what
subject combinations
you can choose.

Leaving Certificate           Leaving Certificate         Leaving Certificate          Leaving Certificate         Leaving Certificate
Minimum Entry                 Minimum Entry               Minimum Entry                Minimum Entry               Minimum Entry
Requirements                  Requirements                Requirements                 Requirements                Requirements
Grade H5 in two subjects      Grade H5 in two subjects    Grade H5 in two subjects     Grade H5 in two subjects    Grade 02/H6 in
and a minimum of Grade        and a minimum of Grade      and a minimum of Grade       and a minimum of Grade      Mathematics
O6/H7 in the remaining        O6/H7 in the remaining      O6/H7 in the remaining       O6/H7 in the remaining      06/H7 in Irish, English, and
four subjects. 06/H7          four subjects. 06/H7        four subjects. 06/H7         four subjects. 06/H7 in     3 other recognised subjects
in English, Irish and         in English, Irish and       in English, Irish and        English and Irish, H5 in
Mathematics.                  Mathematics.                Mathematics.                 Mathematics.

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BSc Social Sciences                                                                                                          DN700
With the four-year Social Sciences degree, you choose DN700 at CAO and then select
your preferred option below. Your subject choices are guaranteed. There are options to                                    BSc Social Sciences
change subject choices at the end of first year if you wish.

                                                                Choose one of these four options:

              Computational                    Economics, Mathematics                     Philosophy, Politics
                                                                                                                             Two Subject Combination
               Social Science                       & Statistics                             & Economics

                                             TWO SUBJECT COMBINATION
                                                                                                            MAJOR/MINOR
                                JOINT MAJOR
                                                                                                            With a Major/Minor degree, such as
                                You study an equal number of modules
                                                                                                            Archaeology with Art History, you study
                                in both subjects, such as Archaeology
                                                                                                            substantially more modules in your
                                and Economics.
                                                                                                            Major subject, that is, Archaeology.

           Studying Archaeology                    Studying Economics                      Studying Geography                  Studying Information &
                                                                                                                               Communication Studies
          as a Joint Major with one              as a Joint Major with one               as a Joint Major with one            as a Joint Major with one
                 of the below:                          of the below:                           of the below:                        of the below:
         Economics           Sociology                               Politics &         Archaeology       Sociology
                                                Archaeology        International                                             Archaeology       Sociology
         Geography          Mathematics                              Relations          Economics        Mathematics
                                                                                                                              Economics      Mathematics
        Information &                           Geography           Sociology          Information &
       Communication        Social Justice                                            Communication      Social Justice
                                                  History          Mathematics                                                Geography      Social Justice
            Studies                                                                        Studies
         Philosophy           Statistics       Information &                            Philosophy         Statistics         Philosophy       Statistics
                                              Communication        Social Justice
          Politics &                               Studies                               Politics &
        International                                                                  International                           Politics &
          Relations                             Philosophy           Statistics          Relations                           International
                                                                                                                               Relations
        OR with one Minor subject               OR with one Minor subject               OR with one Minor subject
                                                                                                                             OR with one Minor subject
         Art History        Irish Folklore        Chinese            German               English           History
                                                                                                                                Music            Irish
      Celtic Civilisation     Chinese              Irish                                 Geology             Irish
       Greek & Roman                                                                  Greek & Roman
                                Irish                                                                     Linguistics
         Civilisation                                                                   Civilisation
          Geology

                                                   Studying Politics and
             Studying Philosophy                                                           Studying Sociology                  Studying Social Justice
                                                  International Relations

          as a Joint Major with one              as a Joint Major with one              as a Joint Major with one             as a Joint Major with one
                 of the below:                          of the below:                          of the below:                         of the below:
         Archaeology          Sociology         Archaeology         Philosophy                            Politics &         Archaeology      Philosophy
                                                                                       Archaeology      International
          Economics         Mathematics          Economics           Sociology                            Relations                            Politics &
                                                                                                                              Economics      International
         Geography          Social Justice       Geography         Social Justice       Economics       Mathematics                            Relations
        Information &                           Information &                           Geography       Social Justice        Geography       Sociology
       Communication          Statistics       Communication         Statistics
                                                                                       Information &                         Information &
            Studies                                 Studies
                                                                                      Communication       Statistics        Communication
          Politics &                            Mathematics                                Studies                               Studies
        International
          Relations                             OR with one Minor subject               Philosophy
                                                                                                                            You can also study
         OR with one Minor subject               Linguistics            Irish          OR with one Minor subject            selected social sciences
           Chinese               Irish            Chinese              Italian          Art History        German           subjects as part of a
                                                                                                                            degree in Law or a degree
            Greek            Linguistics           French             Spanish             English            Irish
                                                                                                                            in Arts and Humanities.
                                                  German                                Linguistics         Italian         Visit www.myucd.ie to
                                                                                                                            find out more.

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Years 3 & 4 Opportunities                                                                                 DN700
There are many opportunities and benefits available to students within the structure of
BSc Social Sciences to explore their interests and develop valuable skills depending on             BSc Social Sciences
their subject or pathway choices.

           INTERNSHIP                       STUDY ABROAD             RESEARCH-BASED LEARNING                EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

  Students have the opportunity            Students can apply         Students will be introduced to a           Students will have the
      to apply for an optional            to study abroad for a        range of approaches to learning      opportunity to participate in
    internship over a trimester        trimester or a year in Year      that are driven by a process of     an engaged learning process
   in Year 3 depending on their          3. This transformative       inquiry including problem-based        where they “learn by doing”
  subject choices. Students who           experience enhances        learning, project work, field-work         and then reflect on the
 remain on campus will also have          awareness of cultural                and case studies.             experience to develop new
  opportunities to become world          differences and global                                            skills, attitudes or new ways of
          and work ready.                      citizenship.                                                              thinking.

Internship Programme
Social Sciences Internship Programme                                 Why Internships?
The Social Sciences Internship Programme provides students           An internship is an experiential learning experience that provides
with the opportunity to apply for an optional internship with a      lifelong academic, personal and professional benefits. With an
government agency, not-for-profit organisation or business to        internship you can:
gain valuable work experience related to their field of study. A
                                                                       • apply your skills and knowledge in the real world of work
professional placement enables you to put the knowledge and
skills you acquire in Year 1 and Year 2 into practice and helps        • increase your understanding about a particular role or
inform your future career choices.                                       industry sector
                                                                       • enhance your confidence in a workplace context to ease your
What is an Internship?                                                   future transition to professional life
In an internship, you take up a role in an organisation to gain        • try out roles and organisations to see what suits you and
work experience for a fixed period of time. Employers value the          whether you suit that particular industry or job type
skills and experience gained by graduates who have completed
internships.                                                           • increase your awareness of possible roles you may not have
                                                                         considered

How long is an Internship?                                             • grow your network providing you with opportunities when
                                                                         you are seeking employment as a graduate and throughout
Internships are offered in Year 3 and involve a one trimester
                                                                         your future career
placement.
                                                                       • gain experience in the world of professional work and real-
                                                                         world organisational dynamics
                                                                       • demonstrate your skills, ability and attitude to future
                                                                         employers

What our Students Say
I benefited from the opportunity to meet and learn from
professionals working in my chosen field of study. I gained
invaluable knowledge of what to expect on a day-to-
day basis at the very intersection where theory meets
practical application. This opportunity answered many
of my questions and helped cement my decision
about the career I would pursue after college.
Anthony Byrne
Social Sciences Student

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Studying Social Sciences
with a Language
Studying Social Sciences with languages on the BSc Social Sciences degree
programme, you will spend Year 3 at one of our partner Universities across the
globe including in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Chile and China.

This exciting pathway combines study in a social sciences discipline            In Year 3, you will live and study in another city, immersing yourself in
with the opportunity to study a language. Along with developing a               the culture of another country, exploring your social sciences subject in
high standard of language competency, you will enjoy a transformative           another environment. You will usually take social sciences modules in the
educational experience that will inform you about the world around you.         host language (except Chinese where you will study the Chinese language
In addition to building your proficiency in speaking, writing and listening,    along with social sciences modules through English). In your final year,
you will develop greater awareness of the cultures and societies in which       you return to UCD and take advanced modules in both your social
the language you are studying is embedded. With the exception of                sciences and language subject.
French (H4 in Leaving Certificate or equivalent) and Irish (H3 in Leaving
                                                                                Optional modules for this pathway will allow students explore social
Certificate or equivalent), you have the option to study these languages
                                                                                sciences in a global context, gaining insight into comparative social
from beginner level.
                                                                                science questions and key global issues.
During your first two years, you will take modules in your chosen social
science discipline (Archaeology, Economics, Geography, Information and
Communication Studies, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations
or Sociology) and in your chosen language (French, German, Spanish,
Italian, Irish or Chinese).

                                                                                               MINOR SUBJECT
MAJOR SUBJECT

                                                            Chinese            French        German            Irish          Italian        Spanish
                Archaeology                                     ü                                               ü
                Economics                                       ü                               ü               ü
                Geography                                                                                       ü
                Information & Communication Studies                                                             ü
                Philosophy                                      ü                                               ü
                Politics and International Relations            ü                ü              ü               ü               ü                ü
                Sociology                                                                       ü               ü               ü

Careers
The combination of a social sciences discipline and a language opens the        Many relevant graduate study opportunities are available at UCD
door to a range of different careers across the public, private and not-for-    including Human Rights, European Public Affairs and Law, Modern
profit sectors, including the Irish Civil Service, the European Commission,     Languages, Development Practice, European Politics & Policy, Philosophy
International Agencies such as the UN, IMF and World Bank, NGOs,                & Public Affairs, Social Data Analytics and Race, Migration & Decolonial
tourism, teaching and multinational and Irish companies.                        Studies.

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DN700
                  Computational Social
                  Science

   Archaeology
Why is this course for me?                         Study Abroad
Do you want to explore what big data can           Trimester-long study opportunities will be
uncover about individuals, social networks         offered in a number of European destinations,
and social groups? Big data insights about         Canada and Australia.
how people behave are critical, not only for
organisations such as Facebook, Google and
Twitter, but increasingly all organisations in
                                                   Internships
both the private and public sector. The new        In Year 3, you can apply for an optional
BSc degree in Computational Social Science         internship in a range of organisations in the
provides excellent employment opportunities        public and private sectors, for example:
for social media companies, but also for
traditional sectors where the analysis of social   Social Data Analytics | Data Driven Analytics
and consumer data is ever more important.          | Social Networks | Telecommunications |
Strong analytical skills are combined with solid   Finance | Healthcare | Travel | Government |
training in social sciences subjects, such as      Manufacturing
Sociology, Politics, Economics or Geography.
Our social world is dramatically changing. We      Careers & Graduate Skills
are all connected and leave digital footprints
behind.                                            This degree is designed to prepare students
                                                   for employment related to the analysis of
Computational Social Science is about              social data. Big data related expertise is in     What our Students Say
leveraging the power of big data, computer         high demand in Information Technology
simulations and social networks to understand                                                        Computational Social Science allows me
                                                   companies including social media giants such
social phenomena and individual behaviour.                                                           to study areas I’m interested in, ranging
                                                   as Google, Twitter and Facebook as well as
The new BSc degree in Computational Social                                                           from political and sociological studies to
                                                   traditional sectors such as Finance, Insurance,
Science is at the forefront of this development                                                      the mathematical aspects of research. I
                                                   Manufacturing, Retail and Energy.
in Europe. It provides a unique combination of                                                       feel computational social science is an
training in computational and social science       There is also increasing demand for graduates     important, emerging field which combines
subjects. You learn how to understand human        who can combine social sciences training          social sciences and computer science
social behaviour through data analysis, social     with analytical and programming skills            by creating a link between the two and
simulation, and mathematical modelling,            in Healthcare, Government, Education,             thereby providing an understanding of
providing crucial skills for a competitive job     Entertainment and Media. The degree leads to a    how to interpret social data. This degree
market. Students usually attend lectures and       range of graduate study opportunities in social   will provide me with the skills and
participate in seminar discussions and lab         sciences, social data analytics, political data   competencies to understand the ever-
tutorials. Assessment is based on assignments      science, statistics or computer science.          increasing world of big data, and how
throughout the trimester, small group work,                                                          to accurately analyse vast amounts of
individual reports, traditional exams and other                                                      information that is being driven by a more
forms of assessment.                                                                                 connected digital space. I know that this
                                                                                                     will provide me with many interesting and
If you do not achieve a H4 or higher in Leaving                                                      unique opportunities and pave the way for
Certificate Mathematics (or equivalent),                                                             a rewarding career.
then you must complete an introductory
Mathematics module in Trimester 1 of your first                                                      Saoirse McKenna
year.                                                                                                Computational Social Science student

UCD School of Sociology
   www.ucd.ie/sociology          thomas.grund@ucd.ie

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What will I study?

                                                  Year 1 Engage with the Principles

         Introduction to                                                                              Introduction to                   Plus core modules in any two of the
                                                     Statistical Modelling*
   Computational Social Science*                                                                      Programming 1*                             following subjects:
                                                                                                                                                      Sociology
                                                                                                                                                     Geography
           Linear Algebra 1*                      Mathematics: Introduction*                  Information and Social Media                           Economics
                                                                                                                                                      Politics

                                                 Year 2 Deepen Your Understanding
                                                                                                                                          Continue with core and option
              Calculus 1*                             Probability Theory*                    Introduction to Programming 2*               modules in your two subjects:
                                                                                                                                                   Sociology
                                                                                                                                                     Geography
         Introduction to                                                                                                                             Economics
                                                      Inferential Statistics*                       Digital Judgement
   Computational Social Science 2*                                                                                                                    Politics

                             Many additional specialist options are available in Year 3 and Year 4 and options are reviewed and updated regularly.

                                                      Year 3 Refine Your Knowledge
                                                                                                                                         Continue with your two subjects:
        Statistical Data Mining                        Information Ethics                             Web Multimedia
                                                                                                                                                   Sociology
                                                                                                                                                     Geography
                                                                                                                                                     Economics
 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence             Optional Study Abroad                          Optional Internship
                                                                                                                                                      Politics

                                                       Year 4 Further Specialisation
                                                                                                                                           Continue with your subjects:
   Quantitative Research Project*            Data Analysis for the Social Sciences*          Social Dynamics and Networks*                         Sociology
                                                                                                                                                     Geography
                                                                                                                                                     Economics
             Data Mining                       Introduction to Creative Thinking               Spatial Information Systems
                                                                                                                                                      Politics

    Advanced Predictive Analytics

                                                                                                                                                                     *core

                                                              BSc Computational Social Science

                                     UCD Graduate Study and Career Opportunities

           Specialise with                                        Complementary/Conversion                                            Shape your Career
        UCD School of Sociology                                       Master’s Degrees

            MSc in Social Data Analytics                                  MSc in Computer Science                                            Data Analyst
                  MSc in Sociology                                        MSc Quantitative Finance                                            Researcher
                                                                    MSc Digital Information Management                                         Journalist
                                                                                MSc Management                                               Programmer
                  MLitt Sociology
                                                                            MSc Digital Marketing                                             Consultant
                   PhD Sociology
                                                                           Masters in Common Law                                             Civil Servant
 PhD Complex Systems and Computational Social
                   Science                                                  MSc in Data Analytics
          PhD Quantitative Social Science                                 MSc in Business Analytics

               Research & Academia

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Economics,                                                                                                                      DN700
                                                                                                                                  DN700
  Mathematics and Statistics

   Archaeology
Why is this course for me?                           Study Abroad
If you are interested in Mathematics, Statistics     Students may apply to study abroad at
and Economics, then this programme enables           international partner universities in third year.
you to shed light on these areas in depth while
                                                     US | Italy | Germany | Netherlands | Belgium |
also emphasising how they complement each
                                                     Australia
other. Economists employ mathematics to
design theoretical models and use statistics
to test these models and to explore the              Internships
tremendous amount of data that is generated          In Year 3, you can apply for an optional
by the economy. In turn, the models and              internship in a range of organisations in the
data that are part of the study of Economics         public and private sectors, for example:
provide an interesting source of applications        Broadcasting | Communications | Banking |
for students that have learned mathematical
                                                     Finance | Business | Journalism
and statistical skills. You will study Economics,
Mathematics and Statistics, providing you with       Careers & Graduate Skills
a solid foundation in all three subjects. You will
also be given the opportunity to specialise in       Many students pursue graduate study in
the latter stages of your degree, for example,       Economics, Mathematics or Statistics leading
in applied economics, advanced statistics,           to Masters and PhD degrees. Both the School of      What our Students Say
mathematical modelling of complex processes,         Economics and the School of Mathematics and
                                                                                                         I always enjoyed maths at school but
or developing “Big Data” skills.                     Statistics offer Masters programmes aimed at
                                                                                                         liked the idea of studying economics
                                                     further developing analytical and professional
Through your study you will develop skills                                                               and statistics too, given that the three
                                                     skills. Postgraduate qualifications are necessary
in data analysis, and be supported in the                                                                subjects complement each other and
                                                     to work as a professional economist.
development of your analytical and problem-                                                              provide variety in my learning. UCD’s
solving skills, as well as in the application of                                                         electives offer even more variety, I
these skills to understanding real economic                                                              chose a module in Classical studies.
issues. The degree will provide a structured                                                             The combination of subjects gives
approach to developing skills of analysis,                                                               a thorough knowledge of both the
problem design and resolution using                                                                      theoretical and practical sides of maths
mathematics, economic theory, data analysis                                                              and its applications, making it perfect
and statistical methods. Assessment will be                                                              for someone like myself who intends
through a combination of end-of-trimester                                                                working in the finance sector. The UCD
written examinations, projects and continuous                                                            staff are incredibly helpful when things
assessment.                                                                                              get difficult academically, this support
                                                                                                         allows me to continue playing hockey
In order to study this degree, we strongly                                                               here in UCD.
recommend that you have at least a Grade
H4 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics or                                                                 Hazel Hourigan
equivalent.                                                                                              Student

UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics
   www.ucd.ie/mathstat             mathsandstats@maths.ucd.ie

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Economics, Mathematics and Statistics                                                                                                  DN700
What will I study?

                                           Year 1 Engage with the Principles

   Introduction to Economics*                      Calculus*                         Principles of Microeconomics*           Practical Statistics*

 Combinatorics & Number Theory*           Principles of Macroeconomics*                   Statistical Modelling*               Linear Algebra 1*

  Introduction to Programming*

                                          Year 2 Deepen Your Understanding

  Intermediate Microeconomics*                 Probability Theory*                       Multivariable Calculus*        Intermediate Macroeconomics*

      Algebraic Structures*                     Linear Algebra 2*                                 Analysis*                  Predictive Analytics*

                                              Year 3 Refine Your Knowledge
          Econometrics                          Complex Analysis                             Time Series Analysis            Economics Options

        Stochastic Models                    Financial Mathematics                       Optional Study Abroad               Optional Internship

                                                Year 4 Further Specialisation

      Multivariate Statistics                 Monte Carlo Inference                    Statistical Machine Learning        Optimisation in Finance

   Specialist Economics Options                   Cryptography                                  Game Theory                    Research Project

                                                                                                                                                     *core

                                               BSc Economics, Mathematics and Statistics

                                  UCD Graduate Study and Career Opportunities

                                                         Complementary/Conversion
         Specialise with UCD                                                                                          Shape your Career
                                                             Master’s Degrees

          MSc in Applied Economics                               GradDip Actuarial Science                                  Economist
                 MA Statistics                            PME Professional Masters in Education                        Financial Consultant
     MSc Data and Computational Science                    MSc Computer Science (Conversion)                            Trainee Accountant
             MSc Data Analytics                                      MSc Business Analytics                              Trainee Actuary
                                                                 MSc Quantitative Finance                                   Journalist
                     MLitt                                           MSc Actuarial Science                                   Teacher
                     PhD                                                                                                   Statistician
                                                                                                                           Civil Servant
            Research & Academia

                                                                                                                             UCD Social Sciences         15
DN700
                                                                                                                                 DN700
Philosophy, Politics
and Economics

   Archaeology
Why is this course for me?                         Study Abroad
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)           You can apply to study abroad for a trimester in
provides a broad and deep understanding            partner universities offering PPE programmes
of how a society works, and indeed how             across the globe including:
international society works. It examines the
complex economic and political forces in play,     Belgium | Netherlands | Switzerland | Germany
the problems of measuring and assessing the        | Canada | US
health of society, and the principles of justice
that should guide political decision-making        Careers & Graduate Skills
to improve society. PPE will teach students
how to read beyond media headlines, and            The PPE degree combines three disciplines that
where to find more information about the hot       share a commitment to rigour and problem-
policy questions of the day, in national and       solving that make it an ideal programme
international contexts. PPE provides a thorough    of education for politicians, civil servants,
grounding in all three disciplines that are core   journalists and managers. You will develop
to the social sciences.                            essential skills for any career that requires
                                                   analysis, communication and problem solving.
The programme is quite structured at first, but    You will take a multidisciplinary approach to      What our Students Say
allows more choice and more specialisation         a wide range of policy issues to practice your
with each successive year.                                                                            I chose to study Politics, Philosophy and
                                                   skills in research, analysis, written expression
                                                                                                      Economics (PPE) because I really enjoyed
This programme provides both a well-               and interpreting data.
                                                                                                      studying Economics in school and always
rounded education in Philosophy, Politics          There are considerable national and                knew that it was an area that I wanted to
and Economics, and every opportunity for           international employment opportunities in          pursue. I also had an interest in current
you to determine for yourself which subject        the public sector and in industry. Graduates       affairs. The skills I am learning will be
or combination of subjects you would like to       may pursue a specialist Master’s degree in         beneficial to future employers who will be
specialise in. Generally, assessment will be by    Philosophy, Politics or Economics or progress      interested in employing critical thinkers and
take-home essay and by exam-based essay            to various interdisciplinary Master’s degrees in   graduates who can apply their knowledge
in Philosophy and Politics, and by project and     related subjects.                                  to many fields. I am learning how to form
a combination of midterm and end of term                                                              a sound argument and developing research
assignments in Economics. Continuous online                                                           skills from Philosophy, while gaining
assessment may also be used. There will be an                                                         analytical and problem-solving skills
optional final-year research project.                                                                 from Economics and the study of Politics
If you do not achieve a O3/H7 or higher                                                               is expanding my communication and
in Leaving Certificate Mathematics (or                                                                teamwork abilities.
equivalent), you must complete an                                                                     Rebecca Troy
introductory Mathematics module during                                                                Student
Trimester 1 of your first year.

UCD School of Philosophy

   www.ucd.ie/socialsciences        +353 1 716 8267       philosophy@ucd.ie

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Philosophy, Politics and Economics                                                                                                                        DN700
What will I study?

                                                  Year 1 Engage with the Principles
                                                       Foundations of
          Introducing PPE*                                                                     Introduction to Economics*                     Introduction to Ethics*
                                                    Contemporary Politics*

 Foundations of Political Theory and
                                                 Principles of Microeconomics*                       Critical Thinking*                   Principles of Macroeconomics*
      International Relations*

         Introduction to
                                               Foundations of Political research*               Problems of Philosophy*                         Additional Option*
     Quantitative Economics*

                                                 Year 2 Deepen Your Understanding
   Philosophy of Social Science*                  Knowledge and Scepticism*                     Individuals and the State*               Intermediate Microeconomics 1*

                                                      Research Methods in
  Intermediate Macroeconomics*                                                                  Statistics for Economists*                    One Philosophy Option
                                                       Political Science*

     Either Comparative Politics                 Additional option from either
      or International Relations               Philosophy, Politics or Economics

                             Many additional specialist options are available in Year 3 and Year 4 and options are reviewed and updated regularly.

                                                      Year 3 Refine Your Knowledge
                                                  Either Comparative Politics
           Critical Theory                                                                       Statistics for Economists                International Political Economy
                                                   or International Relations

          Two additional
                                                     Optional Study Abroad                      Additional Politics Option                       Economics Option
        Philosophy Options

    Additional option from either
  Philosophy, Politics or Economics

                                                       Year 4 Further Specialisation
                                        OR
  Continue with all three subjects:                 Choose to specialise in
                                                                                                Optional Research Project
  Philosophy, Politics, Economics                   any two of the subjects

                                                                                                                                                                        *core

                                                          BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics

                                   UCD Graduate Study and Career Opportunities

 Specialise with UCD Philosophy,                                  Complementary/Conversion
                                                                                                                                      Shape your Career
      Politics or Economics                                           Master’s Degrees

                MA in Philosophy                                            MSc Equality Studies                                        Media & Broadcasting
   MA in Contemporary European Philosophy                                 MSc Humanitarian Action                                    Public-Sector Management
        MA in Philosophy & Public Affairs                                   MSc in Management                                          Marketing & Advertising
       MA/MSc in International Relations                                  MSc Information Systems                                         Politics | Education
      MA/MSc International Development                                   MSc in Marketing Practice                                       Humanitarian NGOs
        MSc in European Politics & Policy                                MSc Environmental Policy                                     Management Consultancy
   MEconSc in European Public Affairs & Law                                Master of Public Policy                                  Business/Finance | Civil Service
           MSc in Applied Economics                                       Masters in Common Law                                   Recruitment & Human Resources
         MSc in Behavioural Economics                                  Higher Diploma in Social Policy                                         Research
             MA in Political Theory                                    Higher Diploma in Psychology                              Foreign Affairs | International NGOs

                                                                                                                                               UCD Social Sciences          17
DN700
                  Archaeology

   Archaeology
Why is this subject for me?                          Study Abroad
If you study Archaeology, we can promise             You can apply to study abroad for a trimester or
you that you will see the world, time and the        year in partner universities worldwide. Previous
human condition in an entirely new way.              students have studied abroad in:
                                                     Australia | Austria | China | Cyprus | Denmark
Archaeology is the investigation of societies
from their material remains. It is an exciting       | France | Germany | Italy | the Netherlands |
discipline that investigates the full span of        Norway | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | UK | US
human existence across the world from the
distant past to the modern day. This uniquely        Internships
enables us to reveal the astonishing diversity of
human culture and societies.                         In Year 3, you can apply for an optional
                                                     internship in a range of organisations in the
Archaeology is a uniquely multidisciplinary          public and private sectors, for example:
subject, using all sources of evidence from          Heritage | Conservation | Museums | Archives |
the past, from ancient manuscripts to the            Tourism | Media | Arts | Education
scientific analysis of plants, animals and
materials. The blend of arts and sciences means                                                         What our Students Say
that, whatever your interests, there will be         Careers & Graduate Skills                          Since childhood, my dream was to become
something for you to discover by studying            Studying Archaeology provides a flexibility        an archaeologist. I made the decision to
archaeology.                                         of thought and a range of practical skills         study archaeology in UCD and it was the
A variety of assessment methods are used, for        that make graduates highly employable in           best decision I have ever made. There are
example continuous assessment in the form of         a number of areas, including the varied and        many field trips to enjoy and many other
essays, projects, group work, oral presentations     expanding heritage sector. Graduates have also     great opportunities. Staff from the school of
and reports. Each mode of assessment is              found employment within the archaeological         Archaeology are very supportive and have
designed to support your learning through the        profession, in consultancy, professional           always been a great help to me. I highly
programme and to build life skills that will be of   contract work, museums and education.              value the practical skills like teamwork,
benefit beyond the programme.                        Others have used their transferable skills to      report writing and analytical skills that I am
                                                     become business and industry entrepreneurs,        developing throughout my degree. I hope to
                                                     policymakers in arts and education, journalists    continue my studies in UCD in the future as
                                                     and cultural critics and tourism leaders.          it is a happy environment for me.

                                                     Graduate study opportunities in UCD include:       Michala Nagyova
                                                     MSc in Experimental Archaeology | MSc in           Student
                                                     World Heritage Management | MLitt/PhD in
                                                     Archaeology
                                                                                                        Other Archaeology
                                                                                                        degrees
                                                                                                        You can also study Archaeology as a joint
                                                                                                        honours with History or English through
                                                                                                        DN520. You can also study Archaeology
                                                                                                        through DN530 Humanities- Classics, Art
                                                                                                        History and Archaeology.

UCD School of Archaeology
    www.ucd.ie/archaeology          @ucdarchaeology       ucdarchaeology

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Archaeology                                                                                                                                          DN700
What will I study?

                                             Year 1 Engage with the Principles
                                         Introduction to the Archaeology of
     Exploring Archaeology*                                                                     The Human Past*                      Introduction to Anthropology*
                                                      Ireland*

                                            Year 2 Deepen Your Understanding
     Archaeology of Things*                  Archaeology of Landscapes*                        People in Prehistory                      Historical Archaeology

     Archaeological Science                   Archaeological Field Skills                    How Archaeologists Think                   Heritage & Sustainability

                        Many additional specialist options are available in Year 3 and Year 4 and options are reviewed and updated regularly.

                                                 Year 3 Refine Your Knowledge
      Archaeology of Food                        Ancient Technologies                           Age of Stonehenge                       How Archaeologists Think

   Environmental Archaeology                    Early Medieval Europe                           Optional Internship                      Optional Study Abroad

                                                  Year 4 Further Specialisation
   Communicating Archaeology                Southeast Asian Archaeology                      Farming and Agriculture                  The Archaeology of Collapse

       Age of Stonehenge                         Minoan Archaeology                             The Roman Empire                            Research Project*

                                                                                                                                                                  *core

                                                                    BSc Social Sciences

                               UCD Graduate Study and Career Opportunities

         Specialise with                                      Complementary/Conversion                                            Shape your Career
    UCD School of Archaeology                                     Master’s Degrees

       MSc Experimental Archaeology                                          MA Geography                                              Heritage Sector
      MSc World Heritage Management                                  MSc Environmental Policy                                           Archaeologist
                                                                     MSc Information Systems                                           Museum Sector
             MLitt Archaeology                               MSc (Agr) Sustainable Agriculture & Rural                             Cartographer/Surveyor
                                                                          Development                                                 Archivist/Libraries
             PhD Archaeology
                                                               MSc Geographies of the Global South                                        Researcher
                                                                            MSc Management                                                Journalist
            Research & Academia
                                                                             MSc Marketing                                                 Tourism
                                                                      MSc Marketing Practice                                Policy & Environmental Consultancy
                                                               MSc Digital Information Management                                 Media & Communications
                                                                       MSc Computer Science                                                Teaching
                                                                      Masters in Common Law                                           Arts & Education
                                                                                                                                 Public Sector Management

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Economics                                                                                                       DN700
                  (Joint Major)

   Archaeology
Why is this subject for me?                        If you do not achieve a O3/H7 or higher
Economics explores how people (consumers,
                                                   in Leaving Certificate Mathematics (or               What our Students Say
                                                   equivalent), you must complete an
business owners, public servants and               introductory Mathematics module during the           Studying joint honours in Economics and
politicians) make decisions, and how they          Autumn Trimester of your first year.                 Politics has given me great opportunities.
choose between alternative ways of spending                                                             I have such a wide range of modules to
their money and using their skills, energy and                                                          choose from. I chose economics because I
time in a wide range of human endeavours.
                                                   Study Abroad                                         was good at maths in school. Outside of
                                                   You can apply to study abroad for a trimester        my academic programme, I was secretary
Studying economics will provide you with new
                                                   or a year in partner universities across the globe   of the Literary & Historical Society which
ways of thinking analytically about important
                                                   including: The Netherlands | Belgium | Italy |       allowed me to travel, meet incredibly
questions such as: What are the economic and
                                                   US | Australia | Asia | Europe                       interesting people, and run events for the
financial consequences of Brexit for Ireland? Is
                                                                                                        student population. I hope to study an MSc
the housing market in Ireland developing a new
                                                                                                        in Applied Economics in UCD, and then
property bubble? What factors lie behind the       Internships                                          work in an advisory role in government or a
recent world financial crisis?
                                                   In Year 3, you can apply for an optional             financial institution.
More generally economists are curious about        internship in a range of organisations in the
                                                                                                        Róisín O’Gara
how and why people make decisions and              public and private sectors, for example:
                                                                                                        Joint Honours Economics Graduate
how they respond to incentives. That is why        Banking | Finance | Insurance | Media |
economics can help to shed light on decision-      Government | Communications
making in many diverse areas of life, from love
and marriage to sports and crime.                                                                       Other Economics
                                                   Careers & Graduate Skills                            Degrees
In the joint honours degree, the first two years
are designed to introduce students to the key      Economics graduates are in high demand –
                                                   our graduates work in Bank of Ireland, Price         You can also study Economics as a Single
concepts and tools of economics and help them                                                           Major through BSc Economics (DN710).
develop an analytical way of thinking.             Waterhouse Cooper, KPMG, Paddy Power and
                                                   Deloitte. Economics graduates can expect to
In the subsequent years, students learn how        have direct access to Economics, Business and
to apply these tools and way of thinking to a      Finance Masters. The School of Economics
variety of contexts and can explore further the    offers MSc graduate programmes aimed at
economic fields that best suit their interests.    further developing analytical and professional
Joint Major Economics students can opt             skills.
to apply to study for a single major in
Economics from third year (within the DN700
4-year degree), subject to meeting certain
requirements.
Students attend lectures and participate in
small group tutorials to work on problem sets.
A combination of end-of-trimester written
examinations and continuous assessment is
used. Continuous assessment may include
midterm examinations, projects, essays and
oral presentations.

UCD School of Economics

   www.ucd.ie/economics         +353 1 716 8272/8505         economics@ucd.ie         @EconomicsUCD

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