Social Care & Social Justice - Sligo

Through this course, 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.

Who should apply?

This programme provides graduates with expert knowledge in the social care and social justice fields and therefore is suitable for those looking to progress up their personal career ladders in areas such as policy, research, management and leadership within a variety of organisations such as homeless services, disability services, community activism, prison services and many more.

Subjects taught


Introduction to Social Justice Theory

Social Transformation

Care Work and Social Justice

Human Rights, Social Policy and Law

Social Locations: An intersectional approach

Management and Leadership in Social Care

Research Design and Development

Entry requirements

Applicants require a 2.2 Honours Degree in Social Care or a cognate discipline. It is also desirable for applicants to have two years of professional practice experience in a relevant field.

Access: An entry selection process will include these entry, and submission of a sample of written work.


1.5 years part-time, online.

Study Hours

Each module involves 18 hours of online classes and 18 hours of online workshops. It is recommended that students should try to allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module to their studies, and 8 plus hours for each 10 credit module.

On-Campus Attendance

Optional attendance of residential workshop is normally available once per semester.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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