What will I learn?

As our school name implies, the School has a tripartite disciplinary focus which incorporates:

● Social Policy (research focuses on welfare states in Ireland and internationally and in particular on: social security, housing, education, immigration, crime, health, family policy, private welfare, sustainable social policy and the environment, and disadvantaged neighborhoods and groups, such as households in poverty);

● Social Work (research focuses broadly on social work policy and practice, in particular on: health and mental health; child protection and well-being; drugs and addiction, anti-discriminatory practice; education and learning);

● Social Justice (research focuses on equality, gender, care, sexuality and gender identity, human rights, social movements and social change strategies, and public policy).

Which department am I in?

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
€12,180.00 (US$ 13,435) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

20 January 2020, 18 May 2020

Venue

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

Room D104, Newman,

BELFIELD,

Dublin,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The normal requirement for entry to a taught Master’s Degree programme is a second class honours degree in a relevant subject. However intending applicants should check the individual requirements listed on the School website, since some degrees may require a higher standard for entry. For applicants who do not have the required minimal entry standard, a year-long qualifying course may be available. In this case relevant work experience may be a requirement. UCD recognise the appropriate minimum score in the following recognised English Language Examinations: International English Language Testing System (IELTS): An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by Princeton University: A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +. In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based based TOEFL (iBT).

For international students

The normal requirement for entry to a Research Master’s Degree programme is a second class honours degree in a relevant subject. In addition course work and examinations may also be specified by the College at entry; normally these have to be satisfactorily completed in the first year of a Master’s degree programme.

IELTS - An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version; A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +. In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (IBT).

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