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Welcome to UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice – the centre of excellence for research, teaching and professional training in social policy, social work, equality studies and women studies. We offer diverse degree programmes including Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc), Higher Diplomas (HDip), certificate and diploma courses in drugs/alcohol work, CPD modules, Master of Social Science (MSocSc) and research degrees in social work, social policy and social justice (e.g. housing, family, child welfare, health care, migration, equality and women studies). Download UCD Social Science Booklet



Dr Ní Raghallaigh spoke on Radió na Gaeltachta

Dr Muireann Ní Raghallaigh, Lecturer in Social Work has contributed on a number of occasions recently to media interviews on the European refugee crisis. On 2 September, Dr Ní Raghallaigh spoke on Radió na Gaeltachta. She described the crisis as a crisis about people - about men, women, teenagers, children and babies - and described them as predominately refugees who are forced to leave their homelands because their lives are at risk.

Dr O'Brien will launch 'Pathways and Outcomes' at Tusla (4 September)

'Pathways and Outcomes: A Study of 335 Referrals to the Family Welfare Conferencing Service in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow, 2011-2013' will be launched by Dr Valerie O'Brien and Ms Hannaleena Ahonen (Tusla - Children and Family Agency) on Friday 4 September.

Dr Kodate speaks at the International Symposium on Aging & Old-Age in Asia-Pacific, at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan (20-21 August 2015)

Dr Nao Kodate will present a paper, jointly written by Prof. Yoshiharu Ishii (Hokkaido University) and himself on 20 August. The talk is entitled 'Population Aging and Utilization of Healthcare Services: The Case of Rural Japan'.

School hosts the International Sociological Association's Conference on 'Internationalization, Individualisation and Family Policy'

ISA's Family Research Committee (RC06) Annual Seminar will be held on Belfield Campus between 20 and 22 August 2015. RC06 Seminar Local Organising Committee consists of Prof. Tony Fahey, Dr Mick Rush, Dr Paula McGarry and our administrative staff. The School will welcome scholars from East Asia and other world regions outside of the European and Anglophone spheres. Céad míle fáilte (A hundred thousand welcomes) to the delegates and we hope you'll all enjoy the seminar!

Prof. Fahey speaks at Merriman Summer School

Prof. Tony Fahey spoke at this year's Merriman Summer School in Ennis. The theme of this year's School was Cumann agus Céileachas: Love and Marriage Revisited, and directed by Dr Linda Connolly (Director, Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21), UCC). Prof. Fahey's talk was entitled 'Divorce Twenty Years On: What actually happened?'.

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