Department of Social Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

Are you passionate about society, how we treat our vulnerable and needy citizens? Would you like to work in a social care setting or believe in the transformative power of early years education and quality childcare?

You might be a traditional CAO student or bringing your life experience to the Department of Social Sciences as a mature learner, like 20% of our social care students who are 23 years old or older.

The Department of Social Sciences at TUS Athlone Campus is a leader in the field of social care and social studies education, with a track record of supporting research and progression to master’s-level studies and beyond.

You will gain practical hands-on experience during extensive placements in residential agencies, youth-work and community-based projects.

From social care to our hugely popular, accredited applied psychology degree, take a closer look at the courses on offer in our Department of Social Sciences.

Parenting and Family Studies Alliance

Contact Department of Social Sciences

Head of Department
Oliver Hegarty


Telephone: (090) 6442530

Room number: E3226

Building: Main Building

Department Secretary
Breda McManus


Telephone: (090) 6442558

Faculty of Social Sciences News

TUS Students Sweep the Board at National Accounting Competition for Second Year in a Row

18 May

TUS Opens Student Liaison Office in Nigeria Extending Its International Presence

18 May

TUS and Gaelic Players Association Launch Scholarships for GPA Members

17 May

TUS Graduate Showcase “Velocity” Reflects Key Contemporary Themes From 80 Emerging Designers and Visual Artists

15 May

Over 1,150 participants took part in the inaugural TUS Research Week

02 May

TUS SciFest Crowns Ireland’s Young Innovators

28 Apr