University College Dublin

School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice

MSocSc Social Work, Welfare and Justice


Stillorgan Rd, Belfield

Dublin, Dublin Cit


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Masters in Social Science: Social Work, Welfare and Justice

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MSocSc Social Work, Welfare and Justice is designed for practicing social workers interested in refining their analytical and management skills through post-qualifying studies, and anyone who wishes to pursue research careers in policy making and analysis in the fields of social policy and social justice. The programme focusses on a range of topics of relevance to policy makers and practitioners. In recent years, the work environment for social work practitioners is becoming globalized. In addition social justice and equality issues are an increasingly prominent concern in social sciences research. The programme provides a range of learning opportunities across a wide range of topics including: housing, health and social care, drugs and alcohol in the community, theory and practice in social work, gender equality, environment, migration, family and social protection.

You will develop an understanding of key issues in society, the relationship between theory and research, and a variety of research designs and processes: qualitative, quantitative and comparative designs. You will also acquire conceptual and practical skills necessary to evaluate policies, while learning how to assess different approaches to managing a team or organisation and finding solutions to simulated events.

  • A new flagship programme unique in the Republic in combining these three academic disciplines.
  • Experienced Interdisciplinary faculty.
  • Proven career track record 
  • Flexible learning


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