Visiting Students

The School of Applied Social Studies, UCC, extends a warm welcome to visiting students.  The School is a centre of excellence in the Social Sciences and is one of the largest and most diverse schools in UCC.  Our ethos is encapsulated in our mission statement:

"The School of Applied Social Studies provides an educational and scholarly environment which promotes a culture of critical intellectual and practice enquiry in the Social Sciences, based upon participation, inclusion and diversity".

The School is strongly student-centred and prides itself on supporting its students through their studies.  There is a large academic staff group committed to teaching, research and providing a very positive student experience.  We offer a wide range of undergraduate modules in the core disciplines of social policy, social work, and youth and community work.

To assist you in making a decision on your module choices, this page provides links to modules available to visiting students. Specific details on module credit weighting, teaching methods, assessment criteria, and learning outcomes are accessible in the links below.  

Semester 1 Modules

Semester 2 Modules

Semesters 1 and 2

SS1017 Politics and Social Policy (Part 1)

SS1018 Politics and Social Policy (Part 2)


SS2006 Child Care Policy: Contemporary Issues

SS1302 Social Policy Analysis


SS2401 Social Analysis and Child Care Policy II

SS2004 Personal Lives and Family Policy


SS3005 Housing and Homelessness

SS2008 Social Work I


SS3010 Social Science and Social Work

SS2026 Special Education and Disabillity:  Principles, Policies and Practices


SS3021 Sexuality and Society

SS3006 Education and Welfare



SS3008 Poverty and Social Exclusion 



SS3015 The Politics of Racism (Online)



SS3016 Social Perspectives in Mental Health










School of Applied Social Studies

Staidéar Sóisialta Feidhmeach

William Thompson House, Donovan's Road, Cork, Ireland.