Welcome to the Department of Sociology at the University of Limerick, located within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Department is committed to the pursuit of challenge-based, translational and critical research, building upon fundamental scholarship which advances the disciplinary knowledge base. These objectives are advanced by the Department’s distinctive methodological expertise, its commitment to interpretive rigour and warrant; its pursuit of international inter-institutional cross-fertilisation; active engagement with civil society, community and state partners; and its track record in interdisciplinary collaboration. These values of internationalisation, connectedness, openness, intellectual rigour and a commitment to social justice also underpin the Department’s approach to developing students as knowledgeable members of the sociological community and as critical and engaged global citizens.
Members of the Department have won numerous awards for teaching excellence, and the Department prides itself on providing a high-quality, intellectually engaging student experience.
The Department organises a annual Winter School in Social Science Research Methods, and is also home to SOCHEOLAS, The Limerick Student Journal of Sociology which is freely available on-line. The Department is also responsible for programmes in Gender, Culture and Society.