In this Social Work, Welfare and Justice programme at University College Dublin you will acquire conceptual and practical skills necessary to evaluate policies, while learning how to assess different approaches to managing a team or organisation and finding solutions to simulated events.
- A new flagship programme unique in the Republic in combining these three academic disciplines.
- Experienced Interdisciplinary faculty.
- Proven career track record
- Flexible learning
Vision and Values Statement
The work environment for social work practitioners is becoming more globalised. In addition, global social policy is an increasingly prominent concern in the international social scientific research and social justice and equality issues are also of increasing concern among policy makers internationally.The MSocSc (Social Work, Welfare and Justice) will provide a range of learning opportunities for both graduates who are interested in pursuing research careers in policy making and analysis and social work professionals interested in refining their analytical and management skills and thereby enhancing their chances for promotion.
Careers & Employability
Graduates from the related Master’s Programmes work in a wide range of fields including social work, public policy, voluntary and community work, education, journalism, health and social care and human rights advocacy.
This programme offers an exciting opportunity to further your career through specialisation in a range of areas that cross traditional discipline boundaries
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- The programme focuses on a range of topics of relevance to policy makers and practitioners. In recent years, the work environment for social work practitioners is becoming globalised.
- In addition, social justice and equality issues are an increasingly prominent concern in the social scientific research.
- The MSocSc offers a wide range of topics including housing, health and social care, drugs and alcohol in the community, theory and practice in social work, gender equality, environment, migration and family health management, and social protection.
- Applicants please note: this programme, on its own, does not provide the accreditation required to practice as a Social Worker.
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesSocial Work Sociology View 25 other Masters in Social Work in Ireland
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- A minimum of a 2.2 Honours in primary degree in an appropriate field. These include Humanities, Social Sciences or Social Policy or Social Work.
- Transcripts from your primary degree.
- A personal statement of around 4-500 words explaining why you would like to receive an offer of a place on this programme. This should include a brief account of any relevant professional experience.
- Names and contact details for two referees.
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International19900 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7315 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7315 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part-time tuition fee:
- EU: € 4760
- nonEU: € 9950
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.