INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute) addresses the causes and consequences of conflict in Northern Ireland and internationally and promotes conflict resolution management strategies.


ARK is Northern Ireland's social policy information hub shared jointly by Ulster University and Queen's University Belfast.

Centre for Public Administration

The Centre for Public Administration is an international leader in research that seeks to enhance policy and public administration.

People within Social Work and Social Policy Research

Learn more about the staff members within Social Work and Social Policy Research.

PhD opportunities in Social Work and Social Policy

Check our funded and self-funded PhD opportunities in Social Work and Social Policy.

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Research Themes

Centre for Youth Research and Dialogue

We are committed to knowledge exchange and to bridging the gap between policy and practice development.

Politics and International Studies Research

As part of the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences, Politics and International Studies researchers continue to engage in critical issues affecting our political and social environments.

Social Work

Staff within the social work team at Ulster University are engaged in research with practitioners and services users in Northern Ireland and internationally.


Our work focuses on issues in Ireland, the UK and internationally, bridging the gap between local and global experiences.

Transforming Communities through Social Action

This research theme is about promoting a community-based, problem-solving approach.