University College Dublin and Respond! Degree in Housing and Community Studies

Training provider: 
Respond! Housing Association
Scheduled for: 
Dublin, Cork, Galway
Price details: 
Fees: The feefor the BSS is €2,900 per year. Payment plans can be discussed.

Bachelor of Social Studies in Housing & Community Studies:University College Dublin & Respond! Voluntary Housing Association                 

The Bachelor of Social Studies in Housing and Community Studies (BSS) is delivered in partnership between Respond! Voluntary Housing Association and University College Dublin.  The BSS degree is a four-year, part-time programme designed for mature students, who wish to return to education.  It contains three stages of study:

  • Year 1 Certificate

  • Year 2 Diploma

  • Years 3 & 4 honours Degree

The principal aim of the BSS is to provide students with an understanding of the core issues of, the housing sector, community development, social policy and aspects of management. It employs a multi-disciplinary approach to the analysis of these topics, based on participative learning, which promotes academic and professional / personal skills development. This format achieves a career focused pathway to learning. To further the development of a professional pathway, the BSS is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing, providing opportunities for work experience and professional development

Course Delivery and Entry Criteria

The course is delivered over two consecutive days each month, with tutorials held in a number of locations at various times. Respond! operates a very open and inclusive application process for the BSS. Applicants must complete an application form and attend a short, informal interview. The closing date for applications is 17th June 2011.

For further information, please contact Declan Markey or Joanne Richards

Respond!, High Park, Grace Park Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9


Tel:                         0818 – 357901                                                      


Application closing date: 
17 Jun 2011
How to Register: 

Application form available from

Registration form: 

Course contact details

Address 1: 
High Park
Grace Park Road
01 8572066


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