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. The objective of the dissertation/research project is to provide an independent and critical appraisal of an issue related to social care and social justice.

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.

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
*Exit award available
Social Inclusion and Diversity
Final Research Project

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.


2 Years Part Time
On-Campus Attendance
Optional attendance of residential workshop is normally available once per semester

Enrolment dates

Intake: September

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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