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Social Work

Institute of Technology Sligo

24 months
4750 EUR/year
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The aim of this Social Work programme from Institute of Technology Sligo is to allow individuals to become professional and competent social workers who are knowledgeable, reflective, research-focused practitioners, able to work critically and ethically in a variety of different sectors. 


Social Work from Institute of Technology Sligo is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies to become professional social workers in a variety of settings within the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors.


It is anticipated that the majority of graduates of this programme will enter the many vacancies in the social work field. Consequently, the programme has been developed to provide academic knowledge, and skills to work in a variety of social work environments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Work Theory to Practice
  • Social Work Skills and Competencies
  • Social Policy for Social Work
  • Traumatic Experiences: Psychological impact across the lifespan
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology for Social Workers
  • Sociological Perspectives for Social Work
  • Law and Social Work
  • Interprofessional and Interagency Collaboration (IPIAC) in Social Work

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be considered for an interview and selection for this programme applicants:

  • Require a grade of 2.1 or above in Social Sciences i.e. B.Soc.Sc, Community Development, Early Childhood Care and Education, Psychology, Social Policy, Social Science, Social Care Practice, Sociology, Social Policy, Youth and Family Studies. 
  • Must have accumulated non-study related relevant and certified work experience with service users of 800 hours.
  • Two references must be submitted electronically by the referees. At least one referee should be familiar with the applicant's academic work. References must be written, signed and dated on official letter headed paper and stamped by the referee's organisation.
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4750 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Sligo

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Updated over a year ago

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