Skip navigation

UCD Search

  • Rotating Test
  • rotating image books 1
  • rotating image books 2
  • housing
  • rotating image 3

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



Seminar to mark World Social Work Day #WSWD2015

On Friday 20th March 2015 our school will host a seminar to mark World Social Work Day. The event will be part of a joint venture with the Irish Association of Social Workers and will explore a number of international social work themes including Social Work with Asylum Seekers and Gender Based Violence.

Prof. Fahey gives a talk at the Annual "Irish Economy Conference" (25 February 2015)

The annual 'Irish Economy Conference' was organised by the ESRI, the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, University of Limerick and University of Stirling, and held at the Institute of Bankers in Dublin on Wednesday 25 February. This year's theme was 'Learning from the Crisis'. Prof. Fahey's talk was entitled 'Family and Fertility in Ireland: a Human Capital Perspective'.

UCD School of Social Justice Lunchtime Seminar - Dr Stephan Köppe

Dr Stephan Köppe is presenting his ongoing research on school choice and welfare users on 4th March at 1-2pm. His talk on "Citizen, Consumer or Co-Producer? User roles, choice and inequalities at German private schools" draws also links to choices in health care and pension decisions. Venue: Room L532, James Joyce Library Building, 5th Floor, UCD Belfield Campus, Dublin 4

TCD-UCD Seminar Series 'The Welfare myth of them and us'

The UCD School of Applied Social Science invites you to a seminar in the University College Dublin/Trinity College Dublin Seminar Series. Date: Friday 6th March 2015, 4-6pm; Venue: Newman House, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Speakers include: Prof. John Hills (London School of Economics & Political Science) & Prof. Brian Nolan (University of Oxford, discussant). The session will be chaired by Ms Anne Vaughan (Deputy Secretary General, Department of Social Protection).

Dr Morton speaks at the launch of the research report on the "Boxing Clever substance use rehabilitation programme"

Dr Sarah Morton and colleagues in Ballymun Youth Action Project, Dr Laura O'Reilly and Karl O'Brien, authored the "Boxing Clever: Exploring the impact of a substance use rehabilitation programme" based on a recent research study.

Dr Michelle Norris Head of School

Studying Social Science at UCD

Social Science at UCD

Students' Perspectives‌‌

UCD social science pathways