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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

  • 80th Anniversary Public Lecture Series- Lecture 6

    Building the Evidence Base is the sixth in this exciting public lecture series and will take place on Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 7 pm in the Jonathan Swift Theatre, Arts Building, TCD. This lecture will be introduced and chaired by Dr Stephanie Holt and will showcase some of our graduate's research.


Latest News

Research conducted by Maeve Foreman, Assistant Professor in Social Work in the School of Social Work and Social Policy, and Dr. Muireann Ni Raghallaigh, Lecturer in UCD, is the subject of an article in the Examiner published on Friday 20th March

Their study, conducted with Irish social workers about their experiences of working with people living in the Direct Provision system, was endorsed by the IASW and formed the basis of a recent submission to the Working Group on the Protection Process, which is due to report in April, 2015. Read more.....

Last updated 30 March 2015 Social Work & Social Policy (Email).