About the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences
The Social Sciences involve the analysis of social
The School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences is a multi-disciplinary department covering a wide range of academic subjects
- Community Studies (including Community Development, Community Youth Work and Restorative Practices)
- Criminology and Criminal Justice (including Policing and Prisons)
- Health and Social Care Policy
- Politics (including Peace and Conflict)
- Social Policy (including Public Policy and Administration)
- Social Work
Based on two campuses, Jordanstown and Magee, the School has over 70 permanent members of academic and business support staff, together with additional fixed-term posts, research associates and visiting professors.
Together, they offer a wide range of vocationally
All courses pay close attention to student support and career
Where appropriate, several of our
We have a high overall student satisfaction rating with several
A characteristic of all our
Staff within the School strive to ensure the best quality learning and teaching with a high proportion of them having professional accreditation with the Higher Education Academy and many being
We have a rich and diverse seam of research interests within the School reflecting the international and local reputation of evidence based practice and research. Staff within the School are highly research active, working concurrently through various Research Institutes, but primarily either the Institute for Research in Social Sciences (IRiSS) or the globally renowned Transitional Justice Institute (TJI).
The School is also home to the University’s International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) that regularly plays host to distinguished speakers from overseas. We strive to integrate our research activity into our undergraduate and postgraduate curricula.
The School offers an encouraging and supportive educational environment that will challenge and inspire you to get the best from your time spent at Ulster.