MSocSc On Campus

Social Work, Welfare and Justice

University College Dublin

12 months
19900 EUR/year
7315 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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In this Social Work, Welfare and Justice programme at University College Dublin you will develop an understanding of key issues in society, the relationship between theory and research, and a variety of research designs and processes: qualitative, quantitative and comparative designs.


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

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

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Social Work in Health and Addictions
  • Evidence-Based Policy Making
  • Economics of Inequality
  •  Human Rights Law and Equality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19900 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7315 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7315 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part-time tuition fee:

  • EU: € 4760
  • nonEU: € 9950

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.


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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