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Welcome to UCD School of Applied Social Science – centre of excellence for research, teaching and professional training in social policy and social work. We offer diverse programmes including BSocSc, H.Dips, certificate and diploma courses in drugs/alcohol work, CPD modules, MSocSc and PhDs in social work and social policy (e.g. housing, family, child welfare, health care, and migration). Download UCD Social Science Booklet



Social Work Information Resources Seminar (20 Nov 2014)

Social Work Information Resources Seminar was held in the School of Applied Social Science to mark the end of an intensive social work research module.

Research Report Launch: 'Sexual Trauma and Abuse'

UCD and FACING FORWARD invite you to a seminar to launch the Research Report 'Sexual Trauma and Abuse: Restorative and Transformative Possibilities?' on Mon 1st December 2014 (9am-1pm) @ Dublin Castle Conference Centre, Upper Courtyard. The report will be launched by Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D. (booking necessary)

'Durable Solutions for Separated Children in Europe' meeting in London (12-13 November 2014)

Dr Ní Raghallaigh and researchers gather to discuss 'Durable Solutions for Separated Children in Europe' in London. This is a EU-funded project, led by the Irish Refugee Council, Social Work Team for Separated Children of the Child and Family Agency, and School of Applied Social Science, UCD.

Joint Seminar: Geary Institute for Public Policy & School of Applied Social Science

Professor Michael Hill (PSSRU/LSE) will be giving a talk entitled “Delegated Policy Delivery: Issues about routinisation and accountability" on Tuesday 18th November 2014, 1-2pm (Seminar Room B003/4, Geary Institute). All welcome/lunch provided.

UCD Open Evening Events

UCD Open Evening events are taking place on Mon 24 November, 6-8pm (for Postgraduate), and on Tue 25 November, 6-8pm (for Undergraduate - Social Science).

Dr Michelle Norris Head of School

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