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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



Dr Flanagan speaks at All Ireland Social Work Educators Forum

Dr Niamh Flanagan gave a talk entitled 'Information Behaviour of Social Workers: Lessons for Education' at the Annual Meeting of the 'All Ireland Social Work Educators Forum', which was held at the National University of Ireland Galway. Her presentation was very well-received and generated a lot of discussions.

Dr Norris' book and talk featured in the latest issue of UCD Today.

The book "Social Housing, Disadvantage and Neighbourhood Liveability: Ten Years of Change in Social Housing Neighbourhoods" edited by Dr Michelle Norris (Head of School) and her talk are both featured in the University Magazine, UCD Today.

Dr Sarah Morton speaks at the launch of her research report on domestic violence and substance misuse

Dr Morton has published a report "Responding to Domestic Violence and Substance Use: Developing effective policy and practice in a domestic violence service", which was commissioned by Cuan Saor Women's Refuge.

Dr O'Brien awarded Certificate in Educational Technology

Dr O'Brien has been awarded the Certificate in Educational Technology from UCD Media Services. She completed two core courses (two half-days), four days equivalent of elective workshops, a learning journal, a group project and an individual, E-learning material development project.

Conferring of UCD Certificate and Diploma awards in Drug Interventions and Community Work

UCD President Prof. Deeks and Principal, College of Human Sciences Prof. Colin Scott were at the conferring of UCD Certificate and Diploma awards in drug interventions and community work.

Dr Michelle Norris Head of School

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