The Social Work programme at the University College Dublin is also recognised internationally. The programme 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.
- 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
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.
Group Work and Community Work
Adult Services and Health
Social Work Theories and Methods
Social Justice, Human Rights and Probation
Social Work Counselling Skills
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesSocial Work Area & Cultural Studies View 66 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Ireland
- 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.
- 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.
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
- voluntary sector organisations
International19900 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19900 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA9375 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9375 EUR per year during 24 months.
- EU: Year 2 - € 9045
- nonEU: Year 2 - € 19200
- EU: Year 1 - € 9375
- nonEU: Year 1 - € 19900
***Fees are subject to change
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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