2021/2022

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The Master of Social Work is a full-time professional training programme running for 21 months over two academic years from the date of first registration for the programme.

Students take 60 credits in each year of the programme (a total of 120 credits). The programme is divided into six thematically-based combinations

Students take 120 credits as follows:

Year I
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Social Work, Counselling and Development Issues
SS6101
Social Work Approaches 1: Theory and Practice (10 credits)
SS6102 Human Growth and Development (5 credits)
SS6108 Child and Family Welfare I (5 credits)

Social Work Practice and Fieldwork Placement I
SS6112 Practice Skills and Fieldwork Placement 1 (20 credits)

Social Science, Law and Social Work Settings
LW6005 Social Work and the Law (Child Law) (5 credits)
SS6105 Social Policy and Social Exclusion (5 credits)
SS6106 Applied Social Research (5 credits)
SS6107 Social Work Settings 1 (5 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work Studies, Year 1
Candidates who fail to achieve an aggregate of 50%, but who have not fallen below 40% in any module in Year 1, and who have passed the Fieldwork Placement element (SS6112), will progress to the Second Year of the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work Studies.

Year II
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Social Work, User Groups and Law
LW6003 Social Work and the Law (The Rights of Vulnerable Persons) (5 credits)
SS6200
Social Work Approaches II: Theory and Practice (5 credits)
SS6201 Child and Family Welfare II (5 credits)
SS6202 Social Work Settings II (5 credits)

Social Work Practice, Counselling Skills and Fieldwork Placement II
SS6207 Practice Skills and Fieldwork Placement II (20 credits)

Dissertation and Practice Research Presentation
SS6206
Dissertation in Social Work (20 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work Studies, Year 2
Candidates who fail to achieve an aggregate of at least 50% across all taught modules in Years 1 and 2, but who have not fallen below 40% in any module, and who have passed the Fieldwork Placement element (SS6112), may be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work Studies.

Programme Learning Outcomes for Master of Social Work (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:



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