All candidates should hold at least an MA or equivalent level 9 academic qualification, ideally in a social science discipline. They should have a minimum of five years postqualifying professional experience in youth work, community work, social policy or rights and social change work.
Since its inception in 1981, the Department has earned an unrivalled reputation for its education and training with graduates occupying positions at all levels in community organisations, youth projects, social justice, equality and human rights initiatives, local national and international NGOs, local and national authorities and institutions.
Research interests include equality and human rights, racism, ethnicity, womens studies, ageism, youth work and youth studies, community development and community work, criminal justice policy and Irish, comparative and European social policy.
In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.