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International Students

The School of Social Work and Social Policy welcomes applications from international students for our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. International students interested in independent postgraduate study are also encouraged to look into research programme opportunities.

Trinity College Dublin is situated in the centre of Dublin, Ireland's vibrant capital city, with over 15,500 students including 2,300 from over 90 different countries. State-of-the-art libraries, laboratories and IT facilities stand alongside historic buildings. The university offers an exciting international experience where students enjoy a friendly atmosphere and lively social environment in the heart of the city.

Undergraduate Programmes

The School of Social Work and Social Policy offers two degree programmes at the undergraduate level: The Bachelor in Social Studies (BSS) and the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Social Policy (BA.Soc.Soc.Pol). More information on these programmes and how to apply as an international student can be found in the links below:

Bachelor in Social Studies

Joint Honours Social Policy

How to Apply – Undergraduate Non-EU Students

Taught Postgraduate Programmes

Several taught postgraduate programmes are offered through the School of Social Work and Social Policy, including online options. Please visit the following links to learn more about our postgraduate programmes and how to apply as an international student:

Master in Social Work

M.Sc. in Applied Social Research

Postgraduate Diploma in Child Protection and Welfare

Postgraduate Diploma in Social policy & Practice (online)

How to Apply – Postgraduate Non-EU Students

Postgraduate Research Programmes

International Students may register for an M.Litt. or PhD by independent research across a wide range of inter-disciplinary areas within the School of Social Work and Social Policy. Please find further information including areas of research interest within the school below:

Postgraduate Research Programmes

Sources of Funding

Visiting Students

Each term the School of Social Work and Social Policy welcomes visiting students to register for our modules. Please see here for module options for 2020-21


International Undergraduate/Postgraduate & Visiting Students

Erin Paullin
Global Relations Officer
+353 1 896 4956