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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.

Upcoming Events

  • MSc in Disability Studies Upcoming Research Seminar

    The MSc in Disability Studies is pleased to invite you to the seminar"(Re)constructing Myself: the process of transition to motherhood for women with a disability" by Dr. Denise Lawler, Assistant Professor in Midwifery, Head of Discipline of Midwifery, TCD.

    The seminar will take place on Tuesday 16th February 2016 from 5 to 6 pm in the TRiSS Seminar Room, C6.002 on the 6th Floor of the Arts Building.

Latest News

Seminar "De-institutionalisation of People with Disabilities: Current Experiences from the European Union22nd February 2016

The MSc in Disability Studies is delighted to host the seminar "De-institutionalisation of People with Disabilities: Current Experiences from the European Union" by Dr. Oliver Lewis and Dr. Fiona Keogh on 22nd February.Time:   2-4 pm Venue: Room 3.19 Aras an Phiarsaig

Further Details


New School Postgraduate Video

Are you interested in our Postgraduate Programmes? Check out our new postgraduate video for information on our programmes and the University.

JOB VACANCY - Assistant Professor in Social Policy (Full-Time/5 Year Contract)

We are hiring an Assistant Professor in Social Policy (Full Time/5 Year Contract. Details on the post can be found on the TCD Vacancies website:

Last updated 10 February 2016 Social Work & Social Policy (Email).