This full-time, one year course analyses social policy relating to contemporary issues facing Ireland, Europe and the wider world. The course gives you the theoretical and practical skills to engage in social research and policy analysis. As part of this course, you can specialise in the social policy area of your choice. The delivery of the programme is innovative, discussion-led and seminar-based to encourage the active participation of the group.
Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during evening hours over 2 years.
Who teaches this course
The teaching is delivered by members of staff in the School of Applied Social Studies. Outside speakers are also invited to give seminars which are relevant to each of the specialist pathways. The teaching is strongly informed by research and lecturers contribute to the course in their particular areas of expertise. Students are also active participants in the learning process. For example, the modules are constituted in the form of a series of seminars and students are expected to read articles which are later discussed in class
Why Choose This Course
The course gives you the unique opportunity to take a one-year full-time evening course in an era of rapid social change and policy developments. It will give you the skills to:
engage in social policy analysis
become an autonomous researcher
link practice with theoretical and conceptual debates
address contemporary debates in key social policy issues
evaluate, and ultimately have an impact on policy agendas