PgDip / MA Online

Social Care and Social Justice (Online)

24 months
12000 EUR/year
3600 EUR/year
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The Masters of Arts in Social Care and Social Justice (Online) at the Atlantic Technological University offers students the opportunity to critically analyse social care and social justice and explore its applications to a range of service and user groups to enhance their capacity to act as a force for progressive social change. 


Through this Masters of Arts in Social Care and Social Justice (Online) at the Atlantic Technological University students are required to reflectively interrogate their own identities and positioning, developing practical skills for advocacy, lobbying and activism allowing them to lead and initiate change within a given area.  Students will be provided with the skills to facilitate representation at the personal, organisational and political levels of society; promote the concept of relationality in all aspects of social care to promote social inclusion, social justice and equality; practice the values of recognition and respect in all social care domains and in society generally; critique redistributive and social justice; critically redress unequal relations; develop the capacity to access care for oneself and undertake care for others.

Career Opportunities

This programme provides graduates with expert knowledge in the social care and social justice fields and therefore graduates are expected to progress up their personal career ladders in areas such as policy, research, management and leadership within specific organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Transformation 
  • Care Work and Social Justice 
  • Human Rights Policy and Law 
  • Social Locations 
  • Management 
  • Research Design and Development

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

All applicants will be considered through a selection process. Key requirements at a minimum include:

  • 2.2 Honours Degree in Social Care or in a cognate discipline


  • Two years of professional practice experience in a relevant field.

Students who do not meet the above criteria can apply to be considered through the process of RPL/RPE. RPL (IT Sligo’s Recognised Prior Learning) is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions / credit from some parts of a programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work and career. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3600 EUR per year during 24 months.


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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