ProfMasters Social Work
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 150)
The Professional Masters in Social Work is a full-time programme accredited by CORU (The Social Workers' Registration Board www.coru.ie), leading to a professional social work qualification. With this qualification you are eligible to apply for professional registration which is a requirement to practice social work in Ireland. The Masters is also recognised internationally. The programme is taught by research-active academics with broad teaching and practice experiences. Modules will address topics such as social work counselling skills, social work theory and methods, human development and behaviour, justice and human rights, working with children, families and adults, research methods, as well as working with groups and communities. We have very strong practice partnership arrangements that enable us to deliver high quality placements for students
The Professional Masters in Social Work FT is a two-year full-time professional programme in social work. The programme contains academic and field work components. It is full-time and full attendance is required.
• Registered graduates can work in a range of practice settings including: medical social work, mental health social work, child welfare and protection and criminal justice social work.
• Extensive fieldwork placements included, with the possibility of international placements.
• A range of teaching methodologies are used including didactic lectures, small group teaching and skills workshops.
• A committment to service-user engagement.
• Modules taught by both academics and experienced social work practitioners
• Programme is widely recognised abroad:Graduates with this degree have successfully registered as professional social workers in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, among other countries.
Vision and Values Statement
Social work has had a long and distinguished presence in University College Dublin. Over many decades our social work programmes have graduated highly qualified professionals that have been employed in many social, health and community settings, both in Ireland and internationally. We enjoy very strong partnership arrangements with a range of local and national social work, health and community agencies.
The Professional Masters in Social Work offers generic professional training in social work. The aim of the Programme is to build on students' prior learning and experience to develop their practice expertise. Our Programme is accredited by the national accreditation body, the Social Workers' Registration Board (CORU).
The Programme attracts students from diverse academic and social backgrounds, including those how have accessed higher education later in life, those who have decided to change careers, 'conventional' undergraduates, and, increasingly, applicants from outside Ireland.
The curriculum is planned as an integrated whole, delivered by staff who possess a wide range of practice and research experience.The content of the curriculum meets regulatory body standards in terms of university and practice learning curricula.
The Programme enables students to apply university based learning through the completion of two professionally supervised, three month, practice placements.
Upon successful completion of this masters programme, graduates are eligible to apply for registration with CORU, the Social Workers' Registration Board as well as other international registration boards and upon registration with the relevant registration boards can then pursue a career in social work in Ireland or in many other jurisdictions.
ProfMasters Social Work
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