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School of Applied Social Studies

We provide an educational and research environment which promotes a culture of critical intellectual and practice enquiry in the social sciences based upon participation, inclusion and diversity.

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04 Jul 2024

New Masters: Superdiversity in Education, Organisations and Society (SEOS).

SEOS, an interdisciplinary two-year joint Masters Programme offered by eight world-class European universities, pooling their internationally renowned expertise in engaged research on the topic of superdiversity.
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07 Jun 2024

the first Health Strategy for Roma in Cork and Kerry was recently launched.

“Te Rodel Nevo Drom” (We are looking for A New Way), the first Health Strategy for Roma in Cork and Kerry was launched on May 28th,in Tralee International Resource Centre (TIRC) by Priscilla Lynch, Head of Primary Care HSE. Dr Patricia Kennedy, School of Applied Social Studies, UCC who researched and wrote the strategy with two Roma peer researchers (‘experts by experience’) Marcela Venzel and Isac Ianko.
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07 May 2024

PhD Studentship in the area of Care Research.

We are pleased to announce a new PhD Studentship in the area of care and care relations in contemporary society.  The studentship will be hosted by ISS21 (Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century) in conjunction with the School of Applied Social Studies. The studentship will cover EU fees, a yearly stipend of €10,000 and €2,000 in research/dissemination costs per year (for a period of 3 years). It is available to start from October 2024 and the closing date for applications/proposals is Friday 28th June at midday.  Further details about the studentship are available from the ISS21 website which you will find here
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20 Mar 2024

MSocSc Voluntary and Community Sector Management now recruiting for September 2024

What is the MSocSc Voluntary & Community Sector Management? The MSocSc Voluntary and Community Sector Management is an interdisciplinary, part-time postgraduate degree specifically designed for those wishing to develop or advance their career in the voluntary and/or community sector. It is suitable both for those already working in the sector and those who work allied to it - for example, people working in the public sector who work closely with the community or voluntary sector.
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