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Child, Family and Community Studies

Technological University Dublin

12 months
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13500 EUR/year
7400 EUR/year
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About

This Child, Family and Community Studies programme at Dublin Institute Of Technology will be of interest to graduates of early education, social care, psychology, sociology, community studies and related disciplines, as well as professionals in the broad social services delivery area (example, social work, youth work, teaching,community work, early education, family support work).

Overview

The overall aim of the Child, Family and Community Studies programme at Dublin Institute Of Technology is to examine how human capacity can be enhanced across the lifespan in the socio-educational sector. 

It will provide participants with a critical understanding of concepts and approaches to enabling individuals and groups to realise their potential as human persons and participative communities. The programme aims to educate students to high levels of contemporary theoretical awareness in fields central to social services provision and to create an atmosphere of rigorous academic enquiry and writing.

Career Opportunities

Many participants on the MA in Child, Family and Community Studies already have practice experience and use the MA to develop their careers in different directions or to move in to management roles. Graduates have gone on to work in a variety of sectors including development and policy work in social care, early childhood education and the voluntary care sector. It is not necessary to have prior professional experience, however, to find the programme beneficial for career development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives on Family and Community
  • Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Education and Social Care
  • Transitions across the lifespan
  • Management practice and theory
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation
  • Interventions in child and adolescent mental health
  • Contemporary issues in the early years
  • Youth Offending and Youth Justice Perspectives
  • Risk, Vulnerability and the protection of children and vulnerable adults
  • Victimology
  • Perspectives on Ageing

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must normally hold a second class honours bachelor degree, lower division (2.2) or higher in the area of social care, early education, social sciences, psychology, sociology, youth and community studies or cognate discipline. 
  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirements, but who have significant professional or vocational experience in child, family and community services shall also be considered. In addition to an application form, this latter category of applicants may also be asked to present for interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7400 EUR per year during 12 months.

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

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