About the School

The School of Sociology and Philosophy at University College Cork comprises the Departments of Philosophy and Sociology and the two respective disciplines. A third discipline of Criminology is currently in development. Philosophy and Sociology each offer programmes of their own at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and all information on their work and staff can be found on the Departmental websites for Sociology and Philosophy.

The School is merely an administrative unit mediative between the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) and the Departments. All teaching operations are conducted and managed within the two Departments.

Research is carried out by individuals and groups within the two Departments but also by Centres, Institutes and consortia driven by the efforts of School staff. The School houses two centres: the Irish Institute of Chinese and Japanese Studies (Philosophy) and the Centre for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Economy and Society (Sociology).

The current Head of School is Professor Colin Sumner. A sociologist, he is also the Programme Director for the BA Criminology and Editor of the online criminology magazine CrimeTalk.

All correspondence concerning the School should be directed to Professor Sumner at c.sumner@ucc.ie

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