Social Policy, Social Work & Social Justice - Economics of Social Policy

University College Dublin


Course Name Social Policy, Social Work & Social Justice - Economics of Social Policy
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code SPOL20050
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Attendance Options Part time, Online
Location (Districts) Belfield
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

Expand+This Autumn Trimester there will be two ‘start times’ for students:

1st September: Continuing Open Learning students

14th September: New students and those who are waiting to hear from the CAO before deciding whether to pursue Open Learnin...

Application Date

Expand+Pre-registration for September 2020 entry will open on August 18th. Please join our mailing list for updates.

Complete an online pre-registration form
Accept your Open Learning offer. It will usually take one working day to receive your offer, w...

Duration Autumn Trimester - September to December.

Mode of Delivery: Online.

How will I learn?
Student Effort Hours:
Student Effort Type

Specified Learning Activities

Autonomous Student Learning


Course Fee The fee for Open Learning is €375 per audit module or €500 per credit module.
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Eligibility Am I eligible to take this module?

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Learning Exclusions:

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Financial Support

Expand+Scholarship and Financial Support

You may be eligible to apply for a PATH Open Learning Scholarship. Further information and eligibility criteria are outlined on the PATH Open Learning Scholarship webpage.

Course Content

Expand+SPOL20050 Economics of Social Policy
Academic Year 2020/2021

This course is about the relationship between economics and social policy. It introduces students to the basic principles of economics, and to how the framework derived from them can be...

Subjects Taught Indicative Module Content:
The module is delivered through a series of online lectures, discussion classes and presentations which are structured to cover: the key 'concepts' for the course (markets, equity and efficiency); the key 'contexts' for the course (including the economic climate, the welfare state, taxation and international rules and agreements); and key 'applications' for the course (Healthcare, Education, Housing, Poverty, Inequality, Income Maintenance, Transport).
Number of Credits 5
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Accumulating Open Learning Credits
Open Learners who successfully complete a credit module will be awarded 5 credits.

5 credits can be used by mature students (23 years and older) in place of the MSAP exam when applying for a place on relevant un...

Further Enquiries

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Jenny -
Dr Jenny Doyle is Project Manager in UCD Access and Lifelong Learning. Jenny can offer you direction and support in all aspects of our part-time progr...

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