UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law is a leading centre for education and research in the social sciences and related disciplines in Ireland. The College offers internationally recognised programmes and a wide variety of degree subjects. After successfully completing your International Foundation Year, you can progress to a variety of degree options within the UCD College of Social Sciences and Law.

What can I study?

After completing your International Foundation Year, you can progress to a variety of degree options within the UCD College of Social Sciences and Law.

Combining business and law into one degree, this is a great opportunity for you to continue building a strong foundation of knowledge while gaining wider exposure to other key disciplines. You will graduate with the understanding of legal requirements and procedures, learned on a law degree, with the accountancy and financial literacy, gained on a business degree.

The BCL degree will immerse you in the study of law. You will learn about national and international legal rules to gain a wide understanding of how law works in theory and in practice. Your courses will help you develop the skills and strengths needed to become a highly employable graduate.

BSc in Economics is a three-year programme for students who want to develop their core knowledge in microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics. You will build on research-related skills which are in high demand from employers.

This degree will give you a strong foundation in political theory, international relations and economics while developing your critical thinking skills.

This degree has a long standing reputation for excellence in teaching and graduate employability. It also recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary as the premier Bachelors degree of its kind in Ireland. You will learn from experts while developing your understanding of societies and the impact of policies and social services.

Internationally ranked

The UCD College of Social Sciences and Law is highly ranked for social sciences and law in many international university rankings. In the QS rankings 2019, Library and information management is ranked in the top 50 subjects and five subjects are ranked in the top 100 including law, archaeology, politics & international relations, philosophy and social policy and administration. The UCD Sutherland School of Law is also ranked in the top 50 Law Schools worldwide (Times Higher Education 2019).

Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach

Students pursuing undergraduate degree programmes within the UCD College of Social Sciences and Law will benefit from progressive methods of teaching and learning in a collaborative and supportive environment. This includes interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary learning giving students a wide knowledge foundation and freedom to explore different subjects.