The Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work Studies (PGDSWS) at University College Cork leads to an academic qualification and will make you eligible to register as a social worker with regulatory bodies in Ireland (CORU) and internationally.
On completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work Studies course, you will be able to:
- apply knowledge of social systems and human behaviour to promote social change, problem-solving in human relationships and the empowerment of people to enhance their well-being
- apply knowledge of social policy to critically examine and respond to the impact of social and political contexts on service users and social workpromote principles of social justice, human rights and anti-oppressive practice as intrinsic elements of social work practice
- demonstrate core social work practice proficiencies in the areas of: professional autonomy and accountability, interpersonal and professional relationships, effective communication, personal and professional development, provision of quality services, knowledge, understanding and skills
- demonstrate knowledge of theory, legislation, policy, official inquiry reports and international conventions, and apply it to assessment and intervention planning in social work practiceillustrate a reflective approach to learning that is self-directed, strengths-based and reflective.
- Social Work with Young People
- Social Work with Families
- Life Courses
- Deviance, Welfare and Justice
- Child Care and Protection Practice
- 24 months
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DisciplinesSocial Work Communication Studies View 28 other Masters in Social Work in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Admission is confined to a limited number of students holding a BSocSc (Hons) Degree with an overall result of at least a 3H or its equivalent, such as (but not limited to) the BA in Early Years and Childhood Studies, BA Hons in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, or graduates with a conversion course, i.e. the Higher Diploma in Social Policy
International18800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18800 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA6965 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6965 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Cork
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.