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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 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.

Call for Papers: "Individualisation, Internationalisation and Family Policy" (International Seminar organised by Dr Mick Rush and Prof. Tony Fahey) (please click this link for more details)

International seminar to be co-hosted by the School of Applied Social Science, University College Dublin and the Research Committee on Family Research (RC06) of the International Sociological Association (ISA) (20-22 August 2015, the Quinn School of Business, UCD Belfield Campus)

Prof Fanning speaks at International Conference in Taiwan

Prof Fanning speaks at International Conference: "Island vs. Empire: Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Ireland in Comparative Perspective" (11-12 September 2014) in Taipei, Taiwan. The confernece is organised by Institute of Taiwan History and Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica. Prof Fanning's talk is entitled "Irish and Taiwanese Nationalisms and Nation-Building".

The 1st HOPS-UCD Joint Workshop held in Sapporo, Hokkaido.

The workshop was entitled "Contested Citizenship and Social Justice in East Asia: Migration in Japan and Korea". Dr Naomi Chi (Hokkaido Public Policy School (HOPS)), together with her colleagues, visited the School in April 2014, and agreed to organise this workshop with Dr Nao Kodate. He acted as a moderator for this session.

Dr Michelle Norris Head of School

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