The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is a vibrant centre of critical thinking and a generator of nationally and internationally esteemed scholarship. It prides itself on the quality of its teaching and its commitment to research in a disciplinary and interdisciplinary context where debate and discussion are integral features in the development of knowledge and of analytical skills.
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences comprises the Department of History, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Politics and Public Administration, the School of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication and the School of Law. Close academic relationships exist with the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.
For undergraduate students whose talents and interests lie in subjects such as languages, history, sociology, cultural studies, music, politics and law this Faculty is an excellent choice. The Faculty offers an Arts menu that includes the very popular BA (Joint Honours); Degrees in History, Politics, Sociology and Social Studies; in Languages and Cultural Studies and in Applied Languages, as well an extensive range of interdisciplinary degree programmes (including Psychology and Sociology; BA (Education) Languages; Law and Accounting; European Studies; Public Administration) and four two-subject Bachelor of Arts degrees New Media and English; English and History; Economics and Sociology; Irish and New Media. From September 2008 the faculty will offer three new degrees - BA in Journalism and New Media; BA in Politics and International Relations; Bachelor of Laws Law Plus.
This Faculty is an excellent choice for postgraduate students whose talents and interests lie in subjects such as history; sociology; politics; law; music and languages (English, Irish, French, German, Spanish, Japanese); or those postgraduate students who are more broadly interested in areas such as Criminal Justice; Applied Languages; European Studies; Irish German Studies; Peace and Development Studies; International and Commercial Law; Social Policy; Womens Studies or Cultural Studies. Students can choose to do a research degree at Master of Arts/LLM or PhD level in any of these subjects or areas. Alternatively they can choose from a wide range of taught Master of Arts/LLM Programmes.