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Social Work

Social work is a challenging and a rewarding activity and requires a personal commitment to the ideals and values of the social work profession. Those considering social work as a career option should be aware of its ethical and value dimensions and, in particular, the commitment of practitioners to the promotion of social justice.

In accordance with Irish statutory regulations this Master in Social Work/Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work programme is approved by the national regulatory body for health and social care professionals (CORU). The programme offers professional social work education for applicants with a primary degree in Social Sciences or equivalent. Upon completion of the Master in Social Work/Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work successful candidates will be eligible to apply for registration as a professional social worker.

The programme has an international perspective and students may avail of international placement opportunities.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a level 8 primary social science degree (2.1 degree or higher), or equivalent, and a minimum of 850 hours relevant practice experience. There are up to 25 places on the course each year.

All applicants are advised to read the following documentation which provides an overview of entry and course requirements to the Masters in social Work. M.S.W. Guidelines

All applications for the Masters in Social Work must include the following documents:
1. A breakdown and description of relevant work experience to date which indicates the total number of hours or weeks worked.
2. Students are not required to provide 2 academic references instead they must provide one academic reference and one reference from their practice experience.
3. Students must provide a personal statement of no less than 500 words and no more than 1000 words.

Duration

2 years full-time.
This is a two year full time programme consisting of 16 weeks full-time academic attendance and 14 weeks full-time fieldwork placement in the first year, and 14 weeks full-time academic attendance and 14 weeks full-time field work placement in second year.

Further enquiries

Course Director(s): Assistant Professor Erna O’Connor
Course Email(s): master.socialwork@tcd.ie
Course Tel(s): +353-1-896 4579

Comment

The programme has an international perspective and students may avail of international placement opportunities.

Application date

Closing Date: 17th January 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: September 2017

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