Social Policy - Online

University College Cork


Course Name Social Policy - Online
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CKA50 CKA51
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Online, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters HDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 7 September 2020
Application Date

Expand+Applications for academic year 2020/2021 are open.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means offers are made four times a year on a rolling basis. Some courses have one s...

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PAC Application Information

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1. Choose Course

Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.

2. Apply Online

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Expand+1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Course Delivery Method Online

CKA50 Full-time; CKA51 Part-time;

Course Practicalities
Each module is built around a series of weekly short lectures, assigned readings and online discussions. Full-time stu...

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Entry Requirements


The Higher Diploma in Social Policy (Online) is open to graduates who do not already possess a BSocSc (Hons) Degree.

This is a conversion course and is designed for graduates of any discipline who may be interested in pursuing furt...

Course Content

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The Higher Diploma in Social Policy (online) is a conversion course giving a foundation in the field of social policy for graduates who do not hold a social science degree. It can be studied full-time over one year or part-time over ...

Subjects Taught

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Core Modules:

SS5101 Social Policy and Social Theory (online) (10 credits) – Semester 1 and 2

SS5102 Contemporary Social Policy Analysis (online) (10 credits) – Semester 1 and 2

SS5108 Poverty and Social Exclusion (online) (5 c...

Assessment Method Assessment

Summative assessment in the taught component of the course consists of essays, portfolios, policy papers, reports, analysis of texts. The research report is a 10,000 word document and is undertaken under the supervision of a staff member. Students are also supported for this project with a series of guiding videos. Formative assessment such as participation in group discussions and collaborative projects are not assigned marks.
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The Higher Diploma in Social Policy (online) gives students a foundation in the study of the welfare state and the social services. It is a conversion course for those who don’t hold a social science degree, but wi...

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