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Welcome to the School of Social Work and Social Policy

A warm welcome to the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin. The School is proud to offer a wide range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as a range of opportunities for postgraduate research students. The School inherits a strong legacy based on over 80 years work in the Department of Social Studies and its focus on social work and social policy. The School has a long and continuing tradition of widely recognised excellence in social work education and also has a growing record of involvement in teaching and research in social policy stretching back to the 1960s. In research and teaching, the School seeks to contribute to building knowledge about how to respond more effectively to the social issues of our day. The range of disciplines and strengths in the School creates rich opportunities for synergies and collaborative 'joined-up' thinking about complex multi-dimensional issues.

On this website you will find information on courses for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. The site also provides details of our current Faculty and Administration staff, with links to our research, publications, public lectures and events. We hope that you find the School website interesting and informative. If you have any further queries or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Latest News

Professor Robbie Gilligan contributes to new book on Children's Rights

Professor Robbie Gilligan is author of a chapter 'Children In Care: Global Perspectives On The Challenges Of Securing Their Wellbeing And Rights' in a new book on children's rights globally. The books is edited by New Zealand academic Professor Anne Smith and is entitled Enhancing the Rights and Wellbeing of Children: Connecting Research, Policy and Practice.

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Assistant Professor Stephanie Holt's paper on ' Post-separation Fathering and Domestic Abuse: Challenges and Contradictions' Receives coverage in National Media

The above  paper ‘Post separation Fathering and Domestic Abuse: Challenges and Contradictions' has received media coverage over the past few days in both the Irish Examiner and on RTE  News .

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Public Lecture and Master Class on (Post) Qualitative Research by Prof Patti Lather

Prof. Patti Lather delivered last Thursday, July 16th 2015, a fascinating public lecture on her paper, Top Ten+ List: (Re)Thinking Ontology in (Post)Qualitative Research. This paper presents a “top ten+ list” of lessons learned from the ontological turn.

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Practice Teacher Recruitment 2015/16

Are you a graduate of the Bachelor in Social Studies (BSS) or the Masters in Social Work (MSW)?

Would you like to work as a Practice Teacher and contribute to the professional education of future social workers?

We are currently accepting applications from those who are eligible and interested. The link to the application form is here and the deadline for submission is July 15, 2015


Last updated 28 July 2015 Social Work & Social Policy (Email).