Social Policy - Online

University College Cork


Course Name Social Policy - Online
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code HDSOCPOL
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 Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters HDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 12 September 2022.
Application Date

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

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Duration 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time online.
Course Fee

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The EU fee for this course is €5,330; €2,730 (Year 1 Part-time); €2,665 (Year 2 Part-time).

The Non-EU fee for this course is 10,700.

If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your sec...

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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 furthe...


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Each module is built around a series of weekly short lectures, assigned readings and online discussions. Full-time students can typically expect 10-15 hours of study per week alongside moderated activities. For the part-time...

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 credits) ...

Assessment Method 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.
Careers or Further Progression

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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 wish...

Further Enquiries Rebecca Jeffers
00 353 21 4903397

Applied Social Studies Administrator
00 353 21 4902228
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