Social Work, Master | University College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
24 months
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21520 EUR/year
10240 EUR/year
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About

The Professional Master of Social Work from University College Dublin is a full-time programme approved by CORU, leading to a professional social work qualification. With this qualification you are eligible to apply for professional registration which is a requirement to practice social work in Ireland.

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Overview

The Masters is also recognised internationally. The Social Work programme from University College Dublin is taught by research-active academics with broad teaching and practice experiences. Modules will address topics such as social work counselling skills, social work theory and methods, human development and behaviour,  justice and human rights, working with children, families and adults, research methods, as well as working with groups and communities. We have very strong practice partnership arrangements that enable us to deliver high quality placements for students

The Professional Master of Social Work FT is a two-year full-time professional programme in social work. The programme contains academic and field work components. It is full-time and full attendance is required.

Highlights:

  • Registered graduates can work in a range of practice settings including: medical social work, mental health social work, child welfare and protection and criminal justice social work.
  • Extensive fieldwork placements included, with the possibility of international placements.
  • A range of teaching methodologies are used including didactic lectures, small group teaching and skills workshops.
  • A committment to service-user engagement.
  • Modules taught by both academics and experienced social work practitioners
  • Programme is widely recognised abroad:Graduates with this degree have successfully registered as professional social workers in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, among other countries. 

Careers & Employability

Graduates with this degree have successfully registered as professional social workers in Ireland, the  United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, among other countries.

Graduates obtain employment in a range of social work practice contexts including criminal justice, child welfare and protection, community based social work, and health-related social work. They work with communities, children and families, older people, offenders, people with disabilities, and people with mental health difficulties, amongst others

Accreditation

The MSocSc (Social Work) in UCD is widely recognised internationally as a professional social work qualification. Graduates have successfully registered as professional social workers in the United Kingdom, the United States,Canada, Australia and New Zealand. 

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Social Work Counselling Skills 
  • Theories of Human Development and Behaviour for Social Work
  • Adult Services and Health 
  • Social Work Placement 
  • Child Welfare & Protection 
  • Social Work Methods
  • Research Methods 
  • Law for Social Work
  • Prep for Professional Practice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

150 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum standard for entry is the equivalent of an overall Second Class Honours Grade II in the applicant's primary (Level 8) degree
  • Applications should hold a BSocSc degree with a major in Social Policy or a BSocial Work or equivalent; or another undergraduate degree, at least half of which has involved the study of Social Policy or Social Policy related subjects.
  • Alternatively, applicants must hold a level 8 primary degree together with a Second Class Honours (or GPA equivalent in the institution which awarded the degree) in a postgraduate (level 8) Higher Diploma in Social Policy or equivalent. A Level 9 Masters in a relevant discipline may also be considered. 
  • If your degree grade is given as a GPA, the standard for entry is the GPA equivalent of a Second Class Honours Grade II in the institution which awarded your degree. You should note that this may vary from institution to institution. For degrees awarded by UCD it is a GPA of 2.48.

Work experience

The following are suggested, but not exclusive, types of relevant paid or voluntary work experiences:

  • Working in social care settings with adults or children in day care, residential or community based settings
  • Working with people in health care settings
  • Working with people in criminal justice settings
  • Working with young people in educational and youth services
  • Working with voluntary sector organisations that are involve in advocacy services for disadvantaged groups
  • Working with voluntary sector organisations involved in online helping

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21520 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21520 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10240 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10240 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU Year 2 - €9,880 
  • Non-EU Year 2 - €20,900 

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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