New publication: Family Relationships and Family Well-being
by Tony Fahey, Patricia Keilthy and Ela Polek
Immigration and Social Cohesion in the Republic of Ireland
A new title by Professor Bryan Fanning
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We are a centre of excellence for research, teaching and professional training in the applied social sciences, social policy and social work. We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in areas such as social policy, social work and housing. We also provide community based certificate and diploma courses in community drugs work. Our courses are designed in line with best practice in adult education and community partnership. These courses are delivered within a modularised framework to facilitate full and part time study. We also offer professional and post qualifying courses including a structured PhD programme in social work.
The School is actively engaged in research in a wide range of policy areas, such as child and family welfare, housing, family policy, social integration, community development, health policy, disability and addiction. In addition development of theoretical perspectives in applied social science features in the research output. The School’s strong applied social research programme contributes significantly to State policymaking. The Family Study Centre is an integral part of the School and its research work is closely linked with the Geary Institute and the Social Science Research Centre in UCD.
On these web pages you can find out more about our courses, research and staff.
Professor Bryan Fanning
Head of School
UCD School of Applied Social Science