SS121 Irish Society

A comprehensive study of issues in modern Irish society including: economic change; family, demographic and marriage patterns; the changing role of religion in Irish life; educational change; women in Irish society; the influence of the media; and social problems such as racism, poverty, crime and inequality in contemporary Ireland. This course is suitable for all students interested in contemporary Ireland, especially students majoring in Sociology and Anthropology, students from Liberal Arts programmes or those who are interested in the social background to Irish culture and literature.

Director, Dr. Jonathan G. Heaney, Ph.D

Jonathan G. Heaney recently completed a PhD in the School of Political Science & Sociology. He also holds a (double) first class honors degree (BA Hons) from NUI Galway, having achieved a 1:1 in both Sociology & Politics, and Economics in 2007. He finished top of his class in the final year of the former subject, earning him a departmental fellowship of €10,000 for the first year of his postgraduate studies.  In addition, he was twice awarded the title "University Scholar" as an undergraduate.  Jonathan's recent PhD research was funded by the Irish Research Council (formally IRCHSS) under the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme between 2008-2011.  He successfully defended his dissertation in February, 2014 and will formally graduate later this year.

Tuition and Fees

€2,010 (Euro)

€1,310 - Family Guesthouse (with Irish breakfast – single occupancy)
€1,160 - Family Guesthouse (with Irish breakfast – sharing) 
€850  - Student Residence (without breakfast -single occupancy)

Further Information

Programme Administrator
International Summer School Programme
NUI Galway

Tel: +353 91 495442
Fax: +353 91 525051