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Family Support Studies

National University of Ireland, Galway

Master
24 months
Duration
15500 EUR/year
1775 EUR/year
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About

The primary focus of Family Support Studies programme at National University of Ireland, Galwayis on early intervention and prevention, aiming to promote and protect the health, well-being and rights of all children, young people and their families, paying particular attention to those who are vulnerable or at risk. 

Overview

Career Opportunities

Graduates at National University of Ireland, Galway will have the opportunity to enhance their careers in a wide range of service areas at both practitioner and manager level, working in state and voluntary services on behalf of children and families. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the family support area, the Family Support Studies programme is geared towards those working in social work, social care, community work, public health nursing, disability, education, justice, social welfare, early years, gerontology, and other related fields.

 

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Family Support Theory
  • Family Support Practice
  • Families and Children in Ireland: Sociological Insights and Policy Perspectives
  • Child Protection and Alternative Care
  • Community Development
  • Understanding and Working with Vulnerable Populations
  • Introduction to Social and Policy Research
  • Law and Family Support 
  • Health Promotion and Families 
  • Social and Policy Research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

Participants will have a third-level qualification or a recognised professional qualification in a field broadly related to family support service delivery. In addition, as the programme is not geared towards individuals coming out of undergraduate programmes, a minimum of three years’ work experience in the health and social services area is required of candidates. As there currently exists a set of practitioners working with children and families who, despite a wealth of skills, have not attained a formal, recognised undergraduate qualification, two places may be offered on the programme at the PDip (Family Support Studies) level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1775 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1775 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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