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Economics and Sociology

This programme brings together the most important approaches to understanding the economic, social and human world. In order to understand social and human phenomena you must approach them from the contemporary disciplines of economics and sociology. The economics part of the programme deals with issues of unemployment, inflation and economic growth, analysis of government policy and contemporary global economic issues. The sociology part focuses on how society and social life influences people and helps shape their lives and includes studying the influence of the media, work, gender, globalisation, inequality and multiculturalism on individuals and society.

  • Spend a full semester of 3rd year studying abroad through English in Europe and North America.
  • Quantitative Analysis, Statistics, Econometrics and Maths are taught throughout the four years of the programme.
  • Graduates can look forward to a career as an economic analyst/consultant, policy advisor, second level teacher, in stockbroking, communications, public relations and journalism.
  • 4 year BA degree including an 8 month work placement and 1 semester studying abroad.

Why Study Economics & Sociology in UL?

· Develop skills that can be applied to future careers in business, public service ,research and teaching, public relations, journalism
· Eight month work place experience
· Understand how societies and economies function

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Study Abroad

Spend a full semester of 3rd year studying abroad through English in Europe and North America. LM036-studyabroad.jpg

Develop Your Technical Skills

Quantitative Analysis, Statistics, Econometrics and Maths are taught throughout the four years of the programme. lm050-2.jpg

Career Opportunities

Graduates can look forward to a career as an economic analyst/consultant, policy advisor, second level teacher, in stockbroking, communications, public relations and journalism. lm036-careeropp.jpg

Programme Structure

4 year BA degree including an 8 month work placement and 1 semester studying abroad. lm036-programmestructure.jpg