Social Care & Social Justice

Institute of Technology Sligo


Course Name Social Care & Social Justice
Course Provider Institute of Technology Sligo
Course Code 101795 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Sligo Level 9 NFQ
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Sligo Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time
Location (Districts) Ballinode
Qualification Letters MA/PgDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Intake: September.
Application Date Application Closing Date: 30th August 2019
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Duration Duration: 3 semesters (PGDip) 1 further semester (add-on MA).
Delivery: Blended, online, with a five-day residential workshop (Mon-Fri) each semester.
Course Fee €800 per ten credit module.
Entry Requirements

Expand+All applicants will be considered through a selection process. Key requirements include:

• 2.2 Honours Degree in Social Care or in a cognate discipline

• Two years of professional practice experience in a relevant field.


Interview Yes
Comment Accredited by: IT Sligo through delegated authority from QQI
Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications
Course Content

Expand+The aim of this programme is to allow students to critically analyse social care and social justice as it is currently conceived and explore its applications to a range of service and user groups to enhance their capacity to act as a force for progre...

Subjects Taught
Semester 1
• Introduction to Social Justice Theory & Practice 10
• Social Transformation 10
• Management and Leadership in Social Care 05
• Research Design and Development 05

Semester 2
• Care Work and Social Justice 10
• Human Rights Policy & Law 10
• Social Locations: An intersectional approach 10
• Social Inclusion and Diversity 10
• Final Research Project 20
Number of Credits PGDip – 60 ECTS credits:
MA – PGDip 30 ECTS credits (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System).
Careers or Further Progression Career Opportunities
This programme provides graduates with expert knowledge in the social care and social justice fields and therefore graduates are expected to progress up their personal career ladders in areas such as policy, research, management and leadership within specific organisations.

What are my further study opportunities?
Doctoral Studies in Social Care or Social Justice Discipline, Research, Policy, can be explored. Other opportunities exist, depending on your personal goals.
Further Enquiries Admissions Office
T: 353 (0) 71 931 8510
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