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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



New short online course "Critical Thinking in Global Challenges" (U21 SOC)

A unique opportunity has been created for UCD students to study online with fellow students from all around the world, whilst developing key critical thinking skills that will enrich your study. This short, fully online-course (5 weeks) will help to prepare you for your future academic study whilst gaining insight into big global issues, such as climate change, infectious diseases and obesity.

Dr Norris gives an invited talk in Australia

Dr Michelle Norris (Head of School) participated in a round table between international policy experts and Australian policy makers in the University of Sydney on the 27th and 28th of October. The group examined "Housing Markets, Economic Productivity and Risk". During her visit, Dr Norris also gave a public lecture on the Irish housing market boom and bust as part of Sydney's Festival of Urbanism. This lecture was featured on ABC news and Sky News Australia.

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 Michelle Norris Head of School

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